PT ZONE: Feeding & Blending

MATERIALS HANDLING: Real-Time Pellet Moisture Monitoring and More at K 2016
Mini-dryer, upgraded gravimetric blender, and a new mini central conveying system join the Moisture Meter at K 2016. More (+)
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: New Controls for Conveying, Mobile Drying
New dense-phase conveying system among the new products Conair to display at K. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Feeding & Blending

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Low-Profile Receivers Feature Unique Design

Standing only 8 in. above the lid of a blender, the low center of gravity on new line of low-profile receivers minimizes sway on fast-cycling machines.

MATERIALS HANDLING: News in Loading, Conveying, Blending

Improvements to a conveying filter, coupling station, and gravimetric blenders.

Wittmann’s 40th Anniversary Gala Unveils a Host of New Products

New machinery, robots, and auxiliaries demonstrate continued momentum of technical development—and preview some K 2016 exhibits.

Add Dirt to Your Resin?

No, it’s not recommended, but some people do it anyway. Inadvertently, through carelessness or lack of training.

Advanced Blending Solutions Hires New Director of Business Development

Mark Jordan joins the team after 33 years with Techmer PM.

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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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