Ancillary equipment manufacturer TSM Control Systems Inc. (Booth N85027) is touting its TSM Auto-Clean as the best method to cut production costs on the firm's range of Opti-Mix gravimetric blenders.
To help plastics processors meet the market slowdown, Atlanta-based TSM's research and development focus has been on reducing downtime during order changes, trimming labor costs through cleaning automation, cutting raw material usage and avoiding unnecessary energy costs associated with scrap material reprocessing.
TSM has claimed that Opti-Mix technology allows processors to reduce virgin material usage with more accurate mixing. They can also use more regrind without the additional cost of having to repelletize materials.
The unique mixing technique virtually eliminates variations due to bulk density by delivering consistent mixing of materials of all densities, the company said.
The mixing augur creates a downward force to cram difficult regrind materials through the throat of the processing machine.
The Auto-Clean allows the entire Opti-Mix blender to be automatically cleaned from floor level, thus avoiding safety risks associated with employees reaching elevated machines, according to TSM. The system automatically cleans the blender from the vacuum receiver to machine throat, reducing production downtime and labor costs.
TSM said it has 10,000 installations in 40 countries worldwide.
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