Motan, Inc.

320 N Acorn St.
Plainwell, MI 49080 US

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As Seen In Plastics Technology

Augmented Auxiliaries At K 2016
Incremental improvements to existing technologies combined with altogether new advances at the giant show.

Highlights of Fakuma 2015
A selection of the hottest news and molding trends at this “little brother” to the K Show.

CLOSING ALL THE LOOPS: ‘Talking’ Machines Pave the Way for Processing Plants of Tomorrow
At the convergence of smarter equipment, open communication protocols, and more powerful networks, a new shop floor emerges where groups of intelligent machines work seamlessly as integrated systems.

Global Processors Establishing U.S. Footprint
Two major international processors establish plants in central Pennsylvania to serve the U.S. market.

AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Energy Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’

Metro G inlet flap

MATERIALS HANDLING: Modular Loader Design Allows Customization, Optimization
Material loader’s modular design allows users to configure the optimal setup for any application.

MATERIALS HANDLING: Modular Loaders Offer Easy Conversion
System can also be fitted with modules with a tangential material inlet to provide a cyclone effect for handling materials that require a more coarse dust separation.

Resin Conveying: No More ‘Spaghetti Bowl’
You now have technology choices to avoid the maze of conveying tubes that form a ‘spaghetti bowl’ or ‘rat’s nest’ in a central materials-handling system. Here’s how they stack up.

AUXILIARIES: Low-Dose Blender for Small Machines
Gravimetric blender feeds up to 572 lb/hr in doses down to 3 g per component.

AUXILIARIES: Low-Dose Blender for Small Machines
It meters down to 3 g per component.

Auxiliaries at K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly
It’s hard to generalize about auxiliary equipment, but a few trends stood out at K, including: greater energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and cleaning, controls that provide more real-time and historical process information and greater ease of use.

AUXILIARIES: New & Upgraded Blenders at K 2013
New gravimetric blenders from Motan-Colortronic, Koch-Technik, and ProTec, plus an upgrade from Wittmann.

AUXILIARIES: New Dryers & Controls at K 2013
A small compressed-air dryer for micro-parts injection molding is one of the new drying developments on display next month at the K show in Düsseldorf.

Auxiliaries at NPE: New Solutions from Material Preparation To Post-Mold Operations
There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.

Wittmann W818 servo robot for injection molding

News in Auxiliaries & Tooling at Fakuma Show
Late last month, Friedrichshafen, Germany, hosted Fakuma 2011, the largest European plastics show of the year, growing to be second in size and importance to the K show in Dusseldorf.

Motan Metro P hopper loaders for powders

AUXILIARIES: Hopper Loaders Tailored for Powders
A new series of powder hopper loaders is available from Motan, Inc., Plainwell, Mich.

Freudenberg Household Products (FHP) has formed FHP Berner U.S. as a joint venture with SP Berner Plastic Group

New U.S. Molding Operation Brings Processing In-House
Freudenberg Household Products (FHP), Germany, known in the U.S. for its line of O-Cedar mops, brooms, dust pans, etc., has joined forces with Spanish injection molder SP Berner Plastic Group, S.L., to form a joint venture company called FHP Berner U.S.

ResinWorks

NPE News Wrap-up: Resin Dryers
At least 16 companies introduced new dryers at the big show in Chicago. The new models span a range of drying technologies, but most sport features that save space and cost and make the dryers simpler and more reliable.

Metronet light bus conveying controller

Materials Handling: New Equipment Emphasizes Efficiency & Value
Visitors to the recent NPE 2009 show in Chicago were looking for materials handling equipment that could do more than dry, blend, or convey resins. It had to do those things while saving energy, providing faster and easier maintenance, speeding product changeovers, reducing labor cost, minimizing waste, and providing better value for money. The new products cited below addressed those needs and more.

MINICOLOR G: Gravimetric Additive Feeder offers blending accuracy within 0.01%
The compact gravimetric dosing/blending unit for the addition of masterbatch/additive in granular form is suitable for use on injection molding/blow molding machines and extruders; it is insensitive to vibrations and specially designed for mounting directly onto the feed throat of the processing machine ensuing masterbatch savings of up to 50 %. The masterbatch storage bins can be removed together with the associated dosing screw allowing for a very fast color change and easier cleaning.

Product Categories of Motan, Inc.

Blenders (non-intensive)
Closed-loop Process Control Systems
Conveying Equipment (pneumatic and Mechanical)
Dewpoint Monitors/Moisture Analyzers
Dryers for Resins
Dust Removal Equipment
Feeders
Hopper Loaders
Hoppers, Bins, Tanks
Level Sensors and Controls
Metal Detectors, Separators
Metering, Proportioning Equipment
Pressure Controllers, Monitors
Semi-bulk Containers
Silos
Valves, Gates, Diverters
Weigh Scales