Underwater pelletizer maker Gala Industries Inc. has added a second extruder — an HPM line — to its customer demonstration facilities in Eagle Rock, Va.
Gala said the installation of the extruder, with a screw diameter of 2½ inches, is the result of a collaboration between Gala and Chris Filos, president of Taylor's Industrial Services LLC. HPM in Mount Gilead, Ohio, is a division of Taylor's.
Gala will use the line for customer tests, at extrusion rates of about 350 pounds per hour.
Trendelkamp LP of Norcross, Ga., supplied a new Task 3L diverter/screen changer. The unit serves as a diverter valve during startup, then as a continuous screen changer during production. Gala also installed a water-box-bypass piping system and a manually adjustable pelletizer.
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