Conair Group Inc. is keeping a low profile with its new optical-disc granulator.
The tiny unit fits easily under or beside an injection press, for grinding sprues generated in the molding of compact discs or digital versatile discs.
The feed-cutting chamber houses a staggered rotor fitted with replaceable cassette knives that are slanted, giving a scissors-cutting action. The staggered design makes more cuts per revolution than rotors with conventional, full-width blades, while reducing the chance of jamming or shearing.
An all-stainless-steel cutting chamber is completely sealed, to prevent the risk of regrind contamination.
The optical-quality regrind can be fed back into the virgin resin, and back into more discs.
The CD granulator is priced at about $5,500.
Tel. (412) 312-6000, fax (412) 312-6320.