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 business 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.
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 in Chicago. It costs about $40,000 and targets blow molded bottles.
Cumberland of South Attleboro, Mass., is part of ACS Group, which is based in Schaumburg, Ill.