PT ZONE: Feeding & Blending

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Feeding & Blending

The Paradox of Proportioning

Continuous proportioning typically involves a group of gravimetric feeders operating under some form of higher level coordinating control. One would think the result should be a perfectly formulated composite stream. But the devil is in the details.

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Unit is made of specially milled 304-2b stainless-steel sheet that is said to have a greatly reduced coefficient of friction compared with typical flat sheet.

Five Quick Steps Toward Better Blending

Rising costs of resins and additives, along with higher demands for quality and use of regrind, place a premium on proficient blending. Here are some steps to get you there.

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Facilitates clean out of powdered materials as well.

AUXILIARIES: Low-Dose Blender for Small Machines

Gravimetric blender feeds up to 572 lb/hr in doses down to 3 g per component.

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OVERVIEW:
Feeding & Blending

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These systems are used to meter or dose materials into the primary machine—be it an injection or blow molding press or an extrusion/compounding machine—where they are processed into finished or semi-finished parts. The material being fed and blended can either be in dry or liquid form. Feeders and blenders can be broadly categorized into volumetric or gravimetric, with the latter being more prominent, accurate and sophisticated.


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