Weima America Inc. (Booth E10536) is introducing a new granulator that it claims can dramatically boost granulator output while lowering energy consumption.
The company said its Centricut model, which it is introducing to the North American market at NPE, uses a new design to feed material into the center of the cutting chamber. Weima claims that offers up to five times the output of traditional granulators, and that it uses one-third the energy consumption.
The cutting chamber has three rotating blades and four fixed blades, and the design uses centrifugal forces and a larger-than-normal screen area of 270 degrees. The machine has a 25-horsepower motor but works like Weima's traditional 75-horsepower equipment, said Gunter Schippers, sales manager of the company's plastics and recycling division.
Weima has been selling the machine in Europe for two years.
Based in Fort Mill, S.C., Weima America is a unit of Ilsfeld, Germany-based Weima GmbH. The equipment is manufactured by Nuga AG of Balgach, Switzerland. Nuga also developed the machine, but Schippers said it does not have a large distribution system.