For about a year, the Black Clawson Converting Machinery div. of Davis-Standard LLC in Fulton, N.Y., has been retrofi tting and debottlenecking pelletizers with die plates suited to higher output.

For about a year, the Black Clawson Converting Machinery div. of Davis-Standard LLC in Fulton, N.Y., has been retrofi tting and debottlenecking pelletizers with die plates suited to higher output. A relatively simple modifi cation increases capacity by 3% to 5%, while a more radical modifi cation can add up to 20%. But neither is likely to involve a change in drive motor or machine footprint. The simpler modification is to redesign the die plate so that it can support extra holes. A more complex upgrade involves modifying the housing to allow a larger feed channel to the die face and optimizing the hole pattern to avoid circumferential holes, which wear knives unevenly. Tel: (315) 598-7121 . www.davis-standard.com

Black Clawson Company
Div. of Davis Standard
46 N. First St. Fulton, NY 13069
Phone (315) 598-7121 Fax (315) 593-0396