MTI Mischtechnik GmbH of Detmold, Germany, has unveiled its MTI Flex-line heating/cooling mixer combination. Together with a Vent tec 2.0 aspiration system, the machine has been optimized to produce dry blends for natural fiber compounds.
MTI said the devices control their operation autonomously as a function of actual process parameters, providing constant processing conditions in spite of changes in process and ambient conditions. They do this by continuously monitoring all actual operating conditions via key parameters such as air intake air and system air temperatures, air pressure, humidity, and the aspiration of the air flow rate.
The unit gives highly efficient dehumidification of the blend, even when processing natural fibers that have fluctuating but relatively high moisture content.
Depending on the moisture content, the preparation time is usually less than 15 minutes, according to MTI.
For information, www.mti-mixer.de.