PITMAN, N.J. (Sept. 3, 12:20 p.m. EDT) — At K 2007, K-Tron International Inc. will introduce a new extrusion control system, a low-rate pellet feeder and several products from Premier Pneumatics Inc., which K-Tron bought in 2006.
Pitman, N.J.-based K-Tron has continued to use the Premier Pneumatics brand name for all of its pneumatic conveying lines.
The company also will feature the new K-Vision feeder control interface, the full Bulk Solids Pump family of feeders, the Multiweigh blender and the K4G blender with integrated Premier Pneumatics vacuum receivers for refilling, a ``smart'' flow meter, the improved MT12 Micro feeder, a quick-change feeder and both single- and twin-screw loss-in-weight feeders.
K-Tron (Booth A74, Hall 10) will run a computerized demonstration of the Gravimetric Extrusion Control, which measures the throughput of the extruder and adjusts its speed to maintain the desired rate and provide consistent quality. It is designed for use with single-screw extruders in applications such as profile extrusion, cast sheet, blown film, cable coating and laminating.
The system is implemented in the KCM feeder controller and the K-Tron Smart Commander feeder operator interface for coextrusion of multiple layers.
At the Oct. 24-31 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, K-Tron also will introduce a new version of its low-rate feeder, the Micro Cone. By using a screwless rotating tube or cone, the feeder can dose very low amounts. The new Micro Cone will use KCM controls and a stepper motor. It will come in volumetric and gravimetric models.