Maguire Products Inc.

11 Crozerville Rd.
Aston, PA 19014 US

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The next generation in gravimetric blending

The WSB-MB MicroBlender™, the smallest weigh scale blender in the world, features the latest technology in gravimetric blending. The MicroBlender™ makes the benefits of gravimetric blending accessible and affordable to plastics processors operating small machines.

The MicroBlender™ is capable of blending up to 4 components at a rate of 140 lb/hr (63 kg/hr). All material hoppers are removable for fast and convenient material changes. The Maguire Weigh Scale Blender controller is remotely mounted providing easy access for the operator.

Precise Dispensing System

Pneumatic valves operating in conjunction with advanced software deliver actual batch accuracy of (0.1%). The Maguire MicroBlender™ includes the unique Micro-Pulse technology, which virtually eliminates the need for augers to achieve accuracy when dispensing minor ingredients. Micro-Pulse gives you the capability of dispensing as few as 2 or 3 pellets per pulse cycle.

Reduced Weight and Footprint

Totally pneumatic system eliminates motors which reduces the weight of the blender to 50 lb. (22.7 kg). The unit is just under 2 feet high and has a 6 in. x 6 in. footprint.

Removable Material Supply Hoppers

Each of the removable bins contains a pneumatic quick disconnect for fast removal, cleaning, and replacement when changing colors of materials.

Unique Removable Access Door

The weigh pan and mix chamber are easily accessed through a removable door. The mix chamber agitator is permanently attached to the door and uncouples from the drive mechanism when the door is removed. This unique safety feature renders the agitator inoperable when the machine is opened and eliminates the need for electrical interlocks.

Vibration Management

Proprietary technology eliminates false load cell readings caused by machine shock or vibration. This greater accuracy is critical when the blender is mounted on a fast cycling molding machine.

Greater Documentation Capabilities

The MicroBlender™ can be linked with the Maguire materials management software for expanded control and reporting capabilities. Blend certification, process verification and documentation for ISO 9000 initiatives are among the requirements met by this data acquisition software.

A Message from Maguire Products Inc.

Celebrating 50K Blenders!

The Maguire Gravimetric Batch Blender is the World’s most widely used gravimetric blender.

Cold Start to Dry Polymers in Just 35 Minutes!

  Maguire uses a revolutionary vacuum technology that aggressively draws out moisture from the pellets using a patented three-stage process.

As Seen In Plastics Technology

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The big push is for more functionality in a smaller footprint.

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Last evening, at the Linda W. Chapin Theatre, the Plastics Academy inducted 10 new members into the Plastics Hall of Fame. Meet these outstanding individuals with remarkable stories. Each one teaches a lesson of hard work and creative thinking.

Steve Maguire, Founder Maguire Products

Steve Maguire: A Visionary in Materials Handling
Steve Maguire radically transformed materials handling technologies and his last name is globally recognized in this field. Last Sunday he earned his place in history as new inductee of the Plastics Hall of Fame.

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A switch to vacuum drying resulted in a completely revamped process for this custom molder.

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DRYING: Vacuum Dryer’s Load Sensors Continuously Control Resin Levels
Addition to dryer line doubles capacity of previous model.

AUXILIARIES: 3D Imaging App Is New Aid to Shopping for Equipment
Turn images around and examine interior components.

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.

BLENDING: Next-Generation Controls for Gravimetric Blenders
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DRYING: Vacuum Dryer Adds Load Cells for Greater Accuracy
Load cells provide continuous control of the resin level in the vacuum chamber and retention hopper.

MATERIALS HANDLING: Liquid-Color System Adds Gravimetric Control
The addition of gravimetric control reportedly makes liquid color as easy to handle as pelletized color concentrate.

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DRYING: New Vacuum Dryer Exceeds Throughput Expectations
Extensive production-scale test runs with a redesigned vacuum dryer produced higher throughput than originally specified and achieved required dryness in just 35 min after a cold startup.

K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly Auxiliaries
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.

AUXILIARIES: Vacuum Dryer Redesigned For Trouble-Free Operation
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Product Categories of Maguire Products Inc.

Blenders (non-intensive)
Conveying Equipment (pneumatic and Mechanical)
Dryers for Resins
Feeders
Flow Monitoring/Control Devices (for Liquids)
Granulators
Hopper Loaders
Knives for Granulators, Pelletizers
Liquid Mixers
Metering, Proportioning Equipment
Pumps - Liquid Additive
Pumps - Liquid Resin
Tumblers
Weigh Scales