Universal Dynamics Inc.

Contact Information

Please visit: Universal Dynamics Inc.

A Piovan Company

Mailing Address:
13600 Dabney Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22191 US

Phone: 703-490-7000
Toll-Free: 888-494-8386
Fax: 703-490-7001

A Special Message from Universal Dynamics Inc.

General Product Catalog - 2013

Universal Dynamics, Inc

Universal Dynamics, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture and installation of auxiliary equipment for the plastics processing industry. Over 50 Years of innovation and expertise are exemplified in an extensive product range for material handling, drying, conveying, feeding, blending, size reduction and heat exchangers. UNA-DYN's Integrated Systems Group, ISG, is one of the most experienced and trusted names in Auxiliary Equipment and Systems Design. Whether you're building a new production facility or expanding an existing one, UNA-DYN, along with ISG are ready to assist you with all your design, building, and installation needs, or with equipment integration to optimize an existing plant.

Product Categories of Universal Dynamics Inc.

  • Blenders (non-intensive) more (+)
  • Chillers
  • Closed-loop Process Control Systems
  • Conveying Equipment (pneumatic and Mechanical) more (+)
  • Dryers for Resins more (+)
  • Feeders more (+)
  • Hopper Loaders more (+)
  • Hoppers, Bins, Tanks more (+)
  • Level Sensors and Controls
  • Metal Detectors, Separators more (+)
  • Metering, Proportioning Equipment more (+)
  • Semi-bulk Containers more (+)
  • Silos more (+)
  • Troubleshooting, Problem Solving Systems
  • Vacuum Pumps

As seen in PT

  • AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Filterless Vacuum Receiver Eliminates Wear Problems

    Velocity-reducing elbow inside the receiver cuts wear, ensures air separation from material.

  • 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.

  • Raise the Bar on Drying: Savvy Processors Reveal Best Practices

    The processors speak: Here’s how some smart molders and extruders tackle the vexing problem of resin drying.

  • 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.

  • Conveying, Drying, Crystallizing PLA : The Energy-Saving Packaging Solution

    When the new industry term “bioresins” hit the plastics community in the early 2000s, polylactic acid (PLA ) made its way to the top of the list in a class of new plant-based materials.

  • Making Old Bags New Again

    This year, leading film processor and bagmaker Hilex company reprocessed 25 million lb of post-consumer material in its Bag2Bag recycling program.

  • Auxiliaries at NPE: News in Materials Handling, Cooling, Granulating, Welding, Testing, Decorating

    Auxiliary equipment takes in a broad range of functions, from materials preparation to post-mold finishing.

  • Thrifty California Processor Dries PET with 'Waste' Heat

    Southern California can be a challenging environment for manufacturers, not least because of concerns about the cost and availability of electrical power.

  • 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.

  • AUXILIARIES: Energy-Saving PET Dryer

    New PCT3 Series desiccant dryer from Universal Dynamics, Inc., Woodbridge, Va., is designed to minimize energy use at every stage of the drying process.

  • 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.

  • New PET Drying System Uses 35-55% Less Energy

    Several new “auto-adaptive” features in the Genesys drying system are said to save 35% to 55% in energy for PET drying as compared with other current drying systems.

  • On-Site: Green Business Is Good Business for Fabri-Kal

    "We tend to jump on things early," says John Kittredge. "F-K has been a pioneer in a number of things. Our earliest example was converting HDPE margarine tubs to ABS. After that we were a leader in thermoforming polypropylene, and then APET." Now it's PLA biopolymer.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Universal Dynamics, Inc., Woodbridge, Va., has re-introduced mold dehumidifiers, which it has not offered for many years.

  • 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.

  • NPE 2009 News Flash

    Injection MoldingHybrid Press Has Electric ClampNew injection presses that combine servo-electric and hydraulic movements to achieve high performance with energy efficiency will be discussed by Arburg Inc., Newington, Conn.

  • Getting Control of Materials Handling

    “It has made my life a whole lot easier,” says Steve Holdren, technical manager. “It’s a night-and day difference,” agrees maintenance manager Matt Dzambazi.

  • Last month, Mann+Hummel in Germany sold its subsidiary, Universal Dynamics Inc., Woodbridge, Va., to Piovan S.p.A. of Santa Maria di Sala (Venice), Italy.

  • The latest PCT2 dual-bed desiccant dryers from Universal Dynamics, Inc., Woodbridge, Va., now come standard with the fi rm's FCX control, which incorporates the System Datalogger.

  • HOW TO COMPARE DRYERS? A Complex Challenge With No Simple Answers

    Is one type of resin dryer faster or more energy-efficient than another? That question prompts competing claims from suppliers—but very little concrete data. When one vendor performed controlled tests to get some answers, its results, published here for the first time, prompted further debate about the difficulties of making valid comparisons and the many complex issues involved in dryer selection.

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