Coperion Waeschle GmbH & Co. said it installed the world's first large-scale Conticon system for hydraulic conveying of plastic pallets, in Shangai, China.
Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd. uses the system to move polyethylene pellets one-half mile between the pelletizing unit and storage silos.
Instead of using air, Conticon uses water to move pellets smoothly over long distances. For the China project, Coperion custom-designed an impeller for the centrifugal pump, which generates the conveying flow.
In other news, Coperion has established Internet buying of spare parts at its Web site, www.coperion.com. Coperion is based in Weingarten, Germany.
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