Just a small taste of new developments for scrap reclaiming at the K 2013 show next month in Düsseldorf, Germany, here are three to look for:
•The NCF-819 super-tangential granulator from Conair, Cranberry Township, Pa., is part of a new line of machines with footprints at least 30% smaller than many other granulators with similar capabilities. The cutting chamber configuration is suited to lightweight bulky parts such as bottles, but also chops runners and small parts. Different hopper designs and rotor/knife choices are available for a wide variety of scrap types. Four models have 8-in. diam. rotors in widths of 10 to 24 in. and deliver maximum throughputs from 150 to 450 lb/hr.
•New MC 33 granulator (pictured) for injection or blow molding scrap from Wittmann Battenfeld (U.S. office in Torrington, Conn.) functions either beside the press or in a central role. It handles 220 to 330 lb/hr with a 10-hp motor. The double-walled steel hopper reduces noise and the collection bin has a 360° swivelling outlet, allowing for a vacuum unloading connection from any direction.
•The new Antares line of compact single-shaft shredders from Lindner Resource in Germany (U.S. office in Raleigh, N.C.) reportedly delivers up to one-third higher throughput than previous machines of this type, but at the same price level. Four sizes are available for applications from shredding post-consumer waste to in-house reclaiming of film, filaments, or startup lumps.