The company that brought dedusting technology to the plastics industry has revolutionized its own invention increasing throughput capacity 400 percent while using less energy.
Pelletron Corp.'s (Booth N71052) new RC-series cylindrical dedusting chamber was the key to increasing throughput, giving users flexibility to treat varying amounts of materials, said Heinz Schneider, CEO and president of the Lancaster, Pa., firm.
Dust can create voids and black spots in molded and extruded products, and has long been responsible for tearing up expensive screws.
Eliminating dust and streamers from resin enhances part quality, reduces scrap and downtime, and significantly lengthens tool life.
You know the saying for computers, 'Garbage in, garbage out?' It's the same for plastics, Schneider said.
At the core of the dust-removal technology is a magnetic coil that removes electrostatic charges from the material, then separates and filters the dust and streams, by blowing air through the material and separating it.
Pelletron is the world leader in dedusting, selling its products to several original equipment manufacturers to integrate with their machinery.
My intention is to help molders with dust in the United States to provide low-cost dedusters so everyone can afford it, Schneider said.
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