Hopper and screw and barrel considerations come into play as do strategies: press-side loading, satellite hoppers or a combination of both?
Maguire’s Micro Tower mixes up to three materials—such as virgin resin, regrind, and masterbatch—in 10 lb. (4.5 kg) batches.
Bowl feeder with new control adjusts its drive frequency according to the changing mass of its contents.
The company says the combination of a horizontal and vertical auger saves space since a long diagonal conveyor belt system is no longer needed.
Acrison has a new dual-auger feeder and a very compact model for mounting multiple units on one hopper.
Materials Handling: Gravimetric Feeder for Compounding; Remote Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance
At the recent Fakuma show in Germany, Schenck Process (U.S. office in Kansas City, Mo.) presented a new feeder series for compounding and masterbatch production, as well as new remote monitoring capability for the company’s weighing, feeding, and conveying equipment.
Wittmann Battenfeld showed a variety of new and modified auxiliary equipment at the Fakuma show.