Feeding & Blending

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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Act Sooner, Not Later, on Auxiliary Equipment Alarms
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Act Sooner, Not Later, on Auxiliary Equipment Alarms

There can be real financial, safety, and quality benefits for processors who train plant personnel to interpret and respond promptly to various alarms. Real-world examples offer proof.

 

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K 2019 Report: Auxiliaries Stake Their Claim in the Circular Economy

The theme of sustainable plastics pervaded the exhibits at K 2019,  even those of auxiliary equipment suppliers, where everything from dryers to blenders to hopper loaders was reimagined as part of a circular plastics process.

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