The TrueBlend 250 Series blenders, with throughputs as high as 1000 lbs/hr, can now be equipped with compact, removable material bins in two of the four hopper positions.
The TrueBlend 250 Series blenders, with throughputs as high as 1000 lbs/hr, can now be equipped with compact, removable material bins in two of the four hopper positions. Ideal for processors who make frequent color or additive changes, the hoppers have easy-carry handles, and color-coded quick release air connections, so they can be conveniently lifted off for cleaning while another hopper is put in its place. Once mounted on the blender, the bins are easily locked down to prevent them becoming dislodged by machine vibrations. These convenient, removable bins previously had been available only on the TB45 & TB100 Series blenders, which offer material throughputs under 450 lbs/hr.
Like all TrueBlend blenders, these new removable-bin models feature the fully enclosed weighing and mixing section that makes the TrueBlend unique in the industry. When the full-length access door is closed, all pellets are contained. With all ingredients contained and accounted for, the Conair blenders can be accurate to within ±0.5% of setpoint on colorant and additive weights. No blender is more accurate. The standard microprocessor control adjusts after every dispense cycle, compensating automatically on the next weighed batch for normal variations in dispensing, as well as for resin bulk density and particle geometry. After ingredients are dispensed and weighed, they are dumped into a mixing chamber, which holds multiple batches of material. These individual batches are mixed for a set time, averaging out any specific batch-to-batch differences before the blend finds its way to the machine feed throat.
All TrueBlend units feature an ultra-simple control system that features a user interface with an easy-to-read 5.7-inch LCD touch-screen panel with full color graphics. All setpoints are displayed simultaneously, so setup is quick and easy. The user enters the percentages of the blend on the touchscreen display and the blender does the rest, automatically weighing the recipe ingredients in the proper sequence and maintaining the correct blend relationship. For very critical low-volume materials, where variations of a pellet or two can affect the accuracy of the blend, the controls can be set to the Precision Additive™ mode, which gives priority to the weight of that minor component. Then, dispense weights of natural resin and all other ingredients are adjusted accordingly. Up to 50 recipes can be entered and stored in the control for instant recall. Options include an integrated blender/loader control feature.
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