Strand Pelletizing Lines Automatic Strand Systems for Pelletizing Highly Filled Compounding Products
Royal DSM has initiated an extensive modernization and expansion of its high-performance materials compounding plant in Evansville (Indiana, USA). For this project, the company will continue its successful 40-year partnership with the Maag Group for supplying several automatic strand pelletizing lines (Jet Stream Granulation System – JSG).
The automatic JSG strand pelletizing systems from Maag Group are designed to achieve the highest throughput rates in plastics compounding, states the Group. Over the last 20 years, the company has developed its systems for various pelletizing applications. Typically, its customers choose the systems when a high level of automation and machine availability at the best possible pellet quality is required, adds the firm.
The specialty of these machines is that starting from the die head, the process handling is fully automated and therefore once the pelletizing process is set up, manual interaction is not necessary anymore. This makes the company’s systems particularly popular for the pelletizing of highly filled compounding products as well as high quality recycling applications, mentions the firm.
The JSG machine has a great advantage for the company’s customers as compared to the normal strand pelletizing system. According to the firm, it guarantees a consistent granulate quality throughout, meeting the highest demands. It is mostly used to process high-priced polymers. Due to the high level of automation, strand breaks are immediately fed back into the pelletizer during production. This avoids waste, increases the productivity of the machine and thus generates increased turnover and profit, concludes the company.