Process Control Corp.

6875 Mimms Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30340 US

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As Seen In Plastics Technology

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Augmented Auxiliaries At K 2016
Incremental improvements to existing technologies combined with altogether new advances at the giant show.

PCC Adds New Regional Sales Representative
Tim McElhany will serve as sales representative for Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Process Control Corp. Hires New Sales Reps
Process Control Corp., Atlanta, has hired new regional sales peps for the Northeast and Great Lakes regions.

Process Control Corp. Hires New Regional Sales Manager
Rob Nieth will manage the Midwestern territory.

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.’

‘Sandy’ Storm Victim Recovers Quickly
Quick service by an equipment supplier helped get a waterlogged plant back up and running.

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.

Reclaim System Pays Off for Foam Film Processor
A recent move to reclaim in-house production scrap paid off in six months for one processor of foamed film.

Understanding Gravimetric Blender Accuracy & Payback
Accuracy is one of the least understood aspects of blending. The differences between batch and continuous blenders, how blend accuracy is calculated and controlled, which blender type is more accurate, how much accuracy is really required, and how payback is calculated are discussed here.

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NPE News Wrap-up: Resin Dryers
At least 16 companies introduced new dryers at the big show in Chicago. The new models span a range of drying technologies, but most sport features that save space and cost and make the dryers simpler and more reliable.

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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.

Metronet light bus conveying controller

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 product changeovers, reducing labor cost, minimizing waste, and providing better value for money. The new products cited below addressed those needs and more.

Plantwide materials-handling controls

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.

Low-profile Model 2420 PVC compound vacuum receiver

What to See at NPE 2006: Materials and Parts Handling
Dryers, feeders, blenders, loaders, metal detectors, level sensors, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors, silos, bins, pumps, filters, valves, box fillers, bag dumpers, and materials-handling control systems constitute one of the biggest categories of products on display at NPE.

'Honeycomb' desiccant rotor

Resin Dryers: Which Type Is Right for You?
Processors today face bewildering choices of at least five basic types of dryers, whose capabilities are subject to conflicting claims from equipment suppliers. For the buyer, the most basic questions are: How much drying is needed for the job and which dryer types are up to the task?

screw compactor

K 2004 Wrap-Up on Recycling & Scrap Reclaim: Turn Trash to Cash with New Compactors, Shredders and Grinders
Topping recycling news at the latest giant K Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, were new compactor technologies for films and foams that can densify plastic waste for recycling and even mold finished parts—not just save space in a landfill.

NPE Newsfinder: Materials & Parts Handling
From pneumatic systems that deliver materials to the processing machine to conveyors and handling devices that pull parts out the back, the trend appears to be “smaller and smarter.” NPE 2000 will show lots of downsized auxiliaries designed for mini processing machines, as well as more compact equipment of every size that frees up floor space.

Rotary valves

NPE News Wrap-Up: Materials Handling
The big show in Chicago presented more new loaders, feeders, blenders, and conveying controls than you could count. They’re more flexible, easier to maintain, and easier to control. Many are web-enabled, and some are lower in cost.

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The Right Way & The Wrong Way To Add Materials Conveying Capacity
Whether you're expanding your current plant or consolidating operations and moving equipment from one location to another, you will need to make sure that your material-handling system delivers the productivity you expect.

In Auxiliary Equipment--Small Is Big
Auxiliary equipment is shrinking to catch up with a growing market for small precision parts. Dryers, loaders, blenders, grinders, and chillers have all dropped in size for accuracy and fast product changeovers.

Putting Blender Accuracy To the Test
When you look at competing claims for gravimetric batch blenders, the issue is accuracy. Virtually all makers of the equipment claim similar accuracy, but the numbers appear to mean different things to different people. You need to know what counts for you and how to test accuracy with your own resin and regrind.

Product Categories of Process Control Corp.

Blenders (non-intensive)
Box Tilters
Closed-loop Process Control Systems
Conveying Equipment (pneumatic and Mechanical)
Feeders
Granulators
Hopper Loaders
Hoppers, Bins, Tanks
Knives for Granulators, Pelletizers
Level Sensors and Controls
Metering, Proportioning Equipment
Pumps - Liquid Additive
Scheduling, MRP, Production and Inventory Management Systems
Scrap-reclaim Systems
Silos
Weigh Scales