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Stefan Kalt - Bio
Stefan Kalt recently joined K-Tron as Global Business Development Manager Plastic Compounding & Extrusion.
Article Published: 1/31/2012
Jaime Gómez - Bio
Jaime Gómez is the Global Business Development Manager for Chemicals and Plastics for K-Tron.
Article Published: 1/24/2012
Weigh Belt Enhancements
4.3.4.2 – Photo 4.3.4.3 – AutoTare Art 4.3.4.4 – Transport Lag Art 4.3.4.5 – Belt Slip ArtThe basic weigh belt operating principle requires that special enhancements to its control scheme be made if it is to be successfully a...
Article Published: 6/29/2011
Specifying a System
(Download this article for off-line reading)Unheralded as it may be, specwriting is the foundation of a successful feeding system.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
Feeders and Quality Assurance
4.8.2.2 – Recipe Effect Art 4.8.2.3 – ABC Example Art(Download this article for off-line reading)Much of the mountain of plastic products available in today’s global marketplace could not be manufactured, produced or formulated wit...
Article Published: 6/27/2011
Problem Prevention
4.8.3.1 – Photo 4.8.3.2 – Service Life Cycle Art(Download this article for off-line reading)Problem prevention is the first line of maintenance defense, and repairs are the rear line reinforcements.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
The Anatomy of Feeder Performance
4.9.1.2 – Photo/Graphic TBDAs a major contributor to formulation quality and consistency, feeder performance rightly deserves close attention and concern.
Article Published: 6/16/2011
The Total Cost of Ownership Approach
4.10.1.2 – PhotoFaced with several alternatives, making any rational purchase decision simply means making the best possible selection at the time it has to be made.Often what makes capital equipment purchase decisions so challenging is not ju...
Article Published: 6/15/2011
Identifying Costs & Benefits
4.10.1.2 – Photo 4.10.1.3 – Quality & Efficiency ContributorsBecause of the uncertainties and practical difficulties involved in performing a rigorous pre-purchase estimates of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), a less formal yet more pr...
Article Published: 6/15/2011
Quality Contributors
4.10.3.2 – Photo 4.10.3.3 – Quality ContributorsFactors contributing to the cost/benefit stream in direct proportion to process throughput include formulation accuracy and end product uniformity.
Article Published: 6/15/2011

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