Italian auxiliary equipment maker Piovan SpA had an “easy” K 2001 — by introducing its easy-to-upgrade feeding and conveying equipment called Easy2System.
Piovan said the system can be customized and expanded to match production increases. A single keypad links the material storage and distribution areas with the feeding area, and controls all components.
Three-phase hopper loaders use stand-alone, side-channel blowers that Piovan said are maintenance free. Standard filters on the vacuum unit lengthen blower life.
A compact, automated material selection station distributes up to 120 different materials.
Piovan also showed the new series of low-speed granulators, the RN15. The granulator boasts flexibility, thanks to a new feeding hopper and a reversible feeding mouth.
The company's RPA series of mold dryers blows dry air into mold cavities for injection, blow molding and PET preforms.
Piovan is based in Santa Maria di Sala, Italy. Its North American unit, Piovan Canada Ltd., is based in Mississauga, Ontario.
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