Italian auxiliary equipment supplier Piovan SpA and its Brazilian subsidiary introduced new and renewed chiller and dosing equipment for Latin America on the first day of Argenplás.
A producer of periphery equipment like dryers, refrigeration units and vacuum conveyer systems, Piovan introduced to the Argentine market its new Lybra G dosing unit, which is configured for continuous weight-loss gravimetric or volumetric operation with one to two dosing stations. The firm said the Lybra offers 20 percent savings on masterbatch accuracy.
“It's so accurate you can reduce the variations in dosing down to 0.1 percent,” said Ricardo Prado Santos, vice president of Piovan do Brasil Indústrio e Comércio Ltda. in Osasco, Brazil. “It's our most accurate dosing unit yet.”
Lybra units can dose masterbatch, additives and regrind into the plastification screw, with a range of 10 grams to 170 kilograms per hour. Piovan also debuted a revamped mini-chiller line that Prado Santos said is narrower, for better use beside a press or other machinery. The mini-chiller has stainless-steel pumps and a “marked improvement” in energy usage, he said.
The firm also introduced to Latin American a larger chiller that is being marketed for a variety of uses like chemical, pharmaceutical and food packaging.
Piovan SpA is based in Santa Maria di Sala, near Venice, Italy.
Argenplás was held June 18-22 in Buenos Aires.