Many auxiliary equipment exhibits at NPE2009 held June 22-26 in Chicago featured new shredders, separators and machinery features designed to increase the efficiency of the equipment.
S+S Inspection Inc. in Tucker, Ga., unveiled its Flake Purifier for the sorting of mixed plastic resins. The machine uses near infrared technology and charged coupled device cameras to separate plastics by color and type. The purifier fits into a 6 foot by 6 foot space and has a throughput of 8,000 pounds per hour, and comes with a built-in metal detection system.
Munchy Recycling Machinery in Norwood, N.J., introduced the Muncher and the mini-Muncher. The mini-Muncher, with an air palletizing system, is designed for use in the blown film industry to provide small, non-obstructive recycling of online edge trim.
The Muncher, with an hourly output from 200-1,200 pounds, has a touch-screen control and an easily accessible palletizing system that allows for fast cleaning when changing materials.
The integrated shredder and feed system is designed to recycle purgings, startup scrap, bags, sacks, bales, reels, tubes and punchouts.
Erema North America Inc. in Ipswich, Mass., showcased new touch-screen controls for its Erema 906T plastics recycling system and its KAG 605 live trim machine. The 906T, with a capacity of 550 pounds per hour, is designed for use with low density polyethylene, linear low density PE, high density PE and polypropylene. Erema also demonstrated how the machine can be used to recycle polylactic acid-based bioplastics with a slight modification.
Maschinen und Anlagenbau Schulz GmbH of Pucking, Austria, introduced its Double Rotor Disc dry cleaning wash system for pre-shredded plastics.
The DRD combines a cleaning centrifuge and thermal dryer in one unit that reduces the moisture content in wet plastics to about two percent. MAS claims that the operating cost is 50 percent of that of a conventional washing system.
EFactor3 LLC of Charlotte, N.C., will sell the machines in the U.S.
Weima America Inc. of Fort Mill. S.C., displayed its WLK 10 E-Rotor shredder that was designed specifically for film and fibrous materials, including woven and non-woven fibers.
The WLK 10 E-Rotor has a rotor configuration designed to eliminate the wrapping of material around the rotor. The machine's capacity ranges between 200-16,000 pounds per hour. Rotor diameters vary from 15-24 inches.
CMG SpA of Bologna, Italy, said it is entering the U.S. market with 42 granulators that will be sold exclusively through Ragosta Consultants LLC of Johnston, R.I. CMG in October will add a complete line of single-shaft shredders to its product offerings.
CMG had made private-label machinery for Massachusetts-based Cumberland Engineering Corp. and Gloucester Engineering Co. Robert Ragosta, formerly of Cumberland, is president of Ragosta Consultants.
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