GFA Series grinder available in 2 styles
Atlanta-based Process Control Corp. designed its GFA Series film grinder for lower-rate grinding applications.
Equipped with a 5-horsepower motor, the GFA has a maximum throughput of about 60 pounds per hour.
Process Control is selling two different versions of the GFA. The first version handles only edge and/or bleed trims, using a fluff conveying fan for both inducing the trims into the cutting chamber and blowing out the ground fluff.
The second handles form trim and off-spec roll scrap, which requires a separate inducer, air eliminator and roll feeder. A 2-hp fluff conveying fan blows the ground scrap.
Tel. (770) 449-8810, fax (770) 449-5445.
Premier Pneumatics touts vacuum system
Premier Pneumatics Inc. of Salina, Kan., said its 4-inch Series-3 2424 powder and pellet vacuum receivers are part of a system that can move up to 15,000 pounds an hour of powder, pellets, regrind and granular materials.
The vacuum receivers have a 22-inch-diameter housing with a 4-inch inlet, a single cartridge with 50 square feet of washable polyester filter medium and a 10-inch gravity discharge gate.
Premier said the high-capacity sequencing system is designed for railroad car unloading, silo-to-daybin transfer or in-plant transfer.
The company also introduced its Series-3 Model 2406 receiver, designed for small plastic parts and frequent material changes. The unit disassembles easily, with the removal of one quick-release clamp.
Tel. (785) 826-9302, e-mail [email protected]
Spiroflow introduces conveyor for powder
Spiroflow Systems Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., has introduced a handling system for powders, such as titanium dioxide.
The Spiroflow Type 3 bulk bag discharger, fitted with a Hogan bin discharger and an Aero-Mechanical conveyor, dramatically improves powder flow thanks to a flow-aid technology that uses pneumatic massage paddles and a bag tensioning device.
The Hogan discharger uses a series of suspended blades, controlled by a vibrator, to vibrate the powder gently into the Aero-Mechanical conveyor, the company said.
The conveyor uses a ``rope and disk'' design that uses a continuous rope to pull equally spaced disks through a tube, creating a moving current of air that moves the powder.
Tel. (704) 291-9595, fax (704) 291-9594, e-mail [email protected] systems.com.
Munchy unveiling recycling machines
Munchy, part of Boston Matthews Plastics Machinery Ltd., has launched three recycling machines in its K range, which is capable of turning scrap into top-grade plastic at the rate of 9-1,100 pounds an hour.
The new models are the K55, K150 and K300.
The K range includes both air- and water-cooling methods.
The K55 is designed for companies that need to reprocess material but do not have the volume to justify purchasing a large machine.
Munchy's operations now are fully integrated into the Worcester, England-based factory of Boston Matthews, which makes extruders.
The company has used computer-aided design to improve Munchy machines, including improvements to the palletizing system, better access for maintenance and overall control.
Programmable logic controllers now are standard on the Model K200 and larger machines.
Munchy's U.S. office is in Norwood, N.J.
Tel. (201) 767-1921, fax (201) 767-6293, e-mail [email protected]
Part-design software available for routers
Router maker Komo Machine Inc. has released its software called Router-CIM 2004, which allows an operator to design parts directly, or to receive computer-aided-design drawings from software packages that will run the router.
Push-button operation makes it easy to program the CNC routers. Another feature is ``learning'' capability that makes repeated programming easier, calculates the number of tools and cycles required for a job and tracks tool life, material and labor costs and job payback information.
The Avery Lavel Pro labeling system is included in Router-CIM 2004.
In other news, Komo of Sauk Rapids, Minn., is distributing the Selexx series of small and mid-sized routers from Omnitech Inc. of Charlotte, N.C.
Tel. (800) 255-5670, fax (320) 656-2470, e-mail [email protected]
K-Tron International launches BSP feeder
K-Tron International has rolled out its BSP, which stands for bulk solid pump.
The feeder does not use the traditional screws, augers, belts or vibratory trays to convey material.
Instead, it uses a positive displacement action to feed with accuracy, offering uniform discharge, consistent volume and gentle handling, according to the company in Pitman, N.J.
Vertical rotating discs move the material smoothly from the storage hopper to a discharge outlet, achieving true linear mass flow, K-Tron said.
The design uses the principle known as ``lock up'' to move the material together in positive displacement.
With no pockets or screws and only a single moving part, the BSP can be cleaned in seconds, making for easier material changes.
K-Tron is offering the BSP in both gravimetric and volumetric versions.
In other news, K-Tron said its Quick Change/Quick Clean T35/ S60 feeder is designed for short customized runs. The customer quickly can change from a single-screw S60 screw configuration to a twin-screw T35 screw configuration.
The feeder comes with two bowl/screen sets that mount to the same gearbox, and can be cleaned and swapped out in minutes.
Tel. (856) 589-0500, fax (856) 582-3937, e-mail [email protected]
IKA Works' MKO mill unjumbles materials
IKA Works said its MKO 2000 cone mill de-agglomerates hard-to-mill materials such as color pigments, polymers, coatings and carbon black.
The conical rotor and stator of the mixing tool use spiral-shaped teeth for pre-milling and a coarse surface coating for fine milling. That combination provides the grinding action of a stone mill, with the fluid-dispersing capabilities of a colloid mill, according to the firm.
IKA is based in Wilmington, N.C.
Tel. (800) 733-3037, fax (910) 452-7693, e-mail [email protected]