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How to Ensure Reliable Feeder Performance When Handling PCR
Processors are being challenged to incorporate more recycled material into their products. Yet there are both economical and technical obstacles to achieving this objective—feeding among them. The design of your feeding equipment and the advantages that it will offer to your process will be more important than ever.
Cartridge Bin Vent Cleans Air in Pneumatic Systems
Small modular unit is inexpensive and easy to install.
Is Your Feeding Technology Robust Enough?
Maybe not. But consider these factors to beef up your system to ensure reliable and even smarter performance.
Compounding: Closed-Loop System for Coex Film Reclaim
New system permits reclaim of multi-layer production scrap at rates up to 100%.
Innovation, Customization & Sustainability: How Flex Films Focuses on U.S. Market
Global player in BOPET film has big plans for U.S. market with innovative products developed collaboratively with customers while paying heed to environmental concerns.
K 2019 Preview: Auxiliaries Showcase Connectivity & Efficiency
At press time, a handful of auxiliary suppliers shared some of their K 2019 plans, highlighting connectivity and efficiency in their planned displays.
Compounding: Twin Screw in a New Size
Designed especially for research and development as well as for production of small batch sizes.
Material Handling: Bulk Solids Pump Feeder Line Offers Precise Feeding
Coperion K-Tron's Bulk Solids Pump (BSP) feeder uses positive displacement action to feed free-flowing materials with high accuracy.
Road Trip: Bulk-Handling Systems on Wheels
Coperion, Coperion K-Tron launch Traveling Equipment Display to showcase solutions for handling bulk-solid materials.
Controller Supports Two Independent Feeder Lines
Coperion K-Tron has added new features to its K-Vision software.
Growing Compounder Targets Tolling
Illinois-based compounder BPC boosts capacity with high-output twin-screw to target more toll-compounding business.
Responding to Challenges, Opportunities Of ‘Booming’ Plastics Market
Coperion sees a trend toward bigger, higher-output systems in polyolefin production, and flexibility in custom compounders.
Extrusion/Compounding at NPE2018: More…More…More!
More speed, flexibility and robustness. Across a gamut of extrusion applications, machine builders are introducing new machinery, components, and systems to dramatically raise the bar on productivity.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Compounding
Check out what’s new in compounding at this year’s big plastics industry trade show.
Coperion K-Tron Announces U.S. Production of Rotary Valves
The company has begun U.S. production of rotary valves type ZRD at its facility in Salina, Kan.
Augmented Auxiliaries At K 2016
Incremental improvements to existing technologies combined with altogether new advances at the giant show.
How to Troubleshoot Your Feeder to Achieve Optimal Performance
Even the tiniest improvements in compounding feeder accuracy can improve profits. Here’s how to keep your feeding system in the pink.
Kansas State Opens First Bulk Solids Innovation Center
It's the first research facility of its kind in North America.
AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’
Breaking Ground for Bulk Solids Innovation Center
Facility is expected to be open in April. Coperion K-Tron, Vortex Valves among anchor tenants.
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.