Size-reduction equipment maker Cumberland Engineering Inc. (Booth S2642) showed, for the first time, a hydraulic lift package on its X Series centralized reclamation units. Now, the series also features adjustable rotor knives.
At a June 18 press conference, John Farney, Cumberland national sales manager, projected that the Cumberland business for January through June is 30 percent ahead of 2005's comparable period.
The firm has added a hydraulic lift package and adjustable rotor knives to its X Series of granulators. The improvements follow months of work with reclamation equipment customers.
Cumberland is showing a clean-room granulator that uses negative pressure inside the special surround housing to keep dust particles out for molding of medical or electronic components. A refined cutting geometry operates in an energy-efficient fashion for reclamation and reuse of specialty-grade resins. The granulator is available in three cutting-chamber sizes.
Cumberland's new beside-the-press 800X Series granulator offers compactness and low-speed processing for rejects of injection molded, blow molded and extruded parts. The series has three sizes, sound-proof engineering and capability for hand-, robot- or conveyor-feed processing.
Collaborators Cumberland and Sterling Blower Co.'s Sterling Systems of Forest, Va., added models to the auto air-feed series of Veloci-Cutters. A unit with a throat size of 20 inches by 36 inches debuted at NPE and costs about $40,000, targeting blow molded bottles. Another unit with a throat size of 20 inches by 56 inches came out a year ago. Cumberland supplies the cutting chambers; Sterling, the air-feed technology.
Cumberland of South Attleboro, Mass., is part of Wood Dale, Ill.-based ACS Group.