Herbold Meckesheim USA, Resource Recycling Systems Inc., has introduced an optional force-feed mechanism for its line of HV Plastcompactor densifiers, used to agglomerate low bulk-density material.
The resulting agglomerate has a higher bulk density than the source material, with improved flow characteristics.
According to the company in Smithfield, R.I., traditional gravity feeding is appropriate in some cases, but it is not ideal for materials like carpet fiber, film or polystyrene.
The new mechanism uses an auger to convey material at a higher, and more consistent, feed rate, delivering increased throughput and reduced energy consumption. Continuous material processing takes place between a rotating and a fixed compaction disc. Both discs are equipped with screw-mounted, replaceable kneading rails.
The pre-granulated material moves through the center of the fixed disc, into the processing chamber where it is rapidly heated by the two discs.
Herbold offers three sizes of HV Plastcompactors, giving throughputs as high as 2,600 to 3,000 pounds an hour.
Herbold Meckesheim USA is a subsidiary of Herbold Meckesheim Germany.
Tel. 401-597-5500, email [email protected].