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Tune Up Your Gravimetric Blenders
Gravimetric blenders provide for the most consistent and accurate blends of plastic materials and additives, but even these seemingly simple machines need some TLC after a long production run.
Article Published: 7/1/2010
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 prod...
Article Published: 10/1/2009
NPE 2009 Wrap-Up: New Machinery for Extrusion and Compounding
Extrusion machinery at the June NPE show in Chicago showed inventive ways to get more out of your floorspace and materials.
Article Published: 8/1/2009
How to Minimize Problems With Gravimetric Blenders
The first and best way to avoid blending problems is to choose the right gravimetric blender for the application.
Article Published: 5/1/2008
Removable Bins on Conair TrueBlend™ Blenders Increase Flexibility, Speed Material Changeovers
The TrueBlend 250 Series blenders, with throughputs as high as 1000 lbs/hr, can now be equipped with compact, removable material bins in two of the four hopper positions.
Article Published: 1/10/2008
High-Heat Options for Conair TrueBlend™ Blenders Allow Processing of Pre-Dried Materials
Processors running engineering plastics like ABS, nylon, polycarbonate and PET, can now blend these resins after they are dried, thanks to new high-temperature models available for TrueBlend 100, 250, 500 and 900 Series blenders, which offer through...
Article Published: 1/10/2008
Newest, Biggest TrueBlend™ Blenders from Conair Mix as Many as Six Materials at Rates to 14,000 lbs/hr
Since the recent introduction of the innovative Conair TrueBlend™ gravimetric blenders, hundreds of them have been sold.
Article Published: 1/10/2008
Coloring on the Machine: You Can Do It Right
Coloring at the machine can offer significant cost benefits, including lower material inventory costs and improved process flexibility when compared with the cost of buying precolored resin or installing a large-capacity central blender to premix re...
Article Published: 4/1/2007
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Materials Handling: A Host of Refinements and Updates
NPE 2006 held no revolutionary changes in dryers, blenders, feeders, loaders, or conveying controls, but widely adopted improvements make the newest models easier to use and maintain—and easier on the budget, too.
Article Published: 10/1/2006
Brabender NEW ScrewDisc Feeder
Brabender Technologie NEW ScrewDisc Feeder For optimum performance in feeding pellets and free flowing granules, the Brabender ScrewDisc Loss-in-Weight feeder offers a Pulsationless flow over a wide feed rate range.
Article Published: 3/9/2006

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