CHICAGO (June 28, 10:50 a.m. EDT) — Size-reduction equipment maker Cumberland Engineering Inc. unveiled at NPE 2006 a hydraulic lift package on its X Series centralized reclamation units. Now, the series also features adjustable rotor knives.
John Farney, Cumberland national sales manager, estimates that the Cumberland bus-iness for January through June is 30 percent ahead of 2005's comparable period.
Also at the Chicago show, Cumberland displayed 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 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. It costs about $40,000 and targets 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 while Sterling provides the air-feed technology.
Cumberland of South Attleboro, Mass., is part of Wood Dale, Ill.-based ACS Group.