Maag, one of the leading manufacturers of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems, and pulverizers for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, has announced that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming NPE2018: The Plastics Show. Scheduled to take place on May 7-11, 2018 in Florida, the USA, the show is one of the leading events in the plastics industry bringing together over 65,000 professionals from 128 countries.
At the event, Maag Americas will be showcasing a variety of its market-leading products and processes for the plastics industry, including the Extrex x6 class Gear Pump. The new and unique melt pump design delivers the needed volumetric efficiency at the highest counter pressures and with the lowest amount of shear stress. This results in a reliable and gentle transfer, boosting and metering for a wide range of thermoplastic polymers, with no adverse effects on product quality, states the company.
The FSC Plate Screen Changer for Extrusion Processes is equipped with a pressure-adaptive sealing system that allows the required sealing forces to be adjusted to the actual melt pressure automatically. According to the firm, their solid and robust construction, available in all sizes and designs, ensures a reliable and leak-free filtration of molten polymers.
The new Extrusion Modular Cart incorporates a space saving compact movable tripod design, which reduces inline footprint compared to four wheel designs. The modular system allows for one size cart to handle the 4 most common size extrusion pump models for 3 ½, 4 ½ and 6 inch extrusion lines.
Some of the other products to be displayed include the Gala/Automatik Model 420 Cyclo Centrifugal Dryer which is suitable for use with both Pearlo underwater pelletizing and M-USG and P-USG underwater strand pelletizing systems.
The company’s Gala/Automatik EAC-7 Pearlo Underwater Pelletizer is used to process pellets for virgin materials, compounds, masterbatches, engineered plastics, wood and naturally filled polymer composites, thermoplastics elastomers, hot-melt adhesives and gum bases at capacities up to 36,000 kg an hour, opines the organization.
In addition to this, the Ettlinger ERF 350 Continuous Melt Filtration Unit is a filtration solution for highly contaminated materials; designed to automatically remove contaminants on a continuous basis, resulting in stable pressure to the pelletizer.
The Maag Primo E Pelletizer is a proven dry-cut pelletizer that produces top quality cylindrical pellets that are ideal for further downstream processing. The company states that its compact design makes it very suitable for lab applications while the variable system configuration enables a perfect adoption of the product being processed with high flexibility when changing products.
Designed for 24/7 operation, the RES Bullet 64 Pelletizer is ideally suited for both laboratory and production use. The tool-less, removable In-Feed & Discharge Chutes make this pelletizer desirable for compounders that have multiple material changeovers several times a shift.
Apart from this, the RES Chameleon Color Mixer is ideally suited for color changeover time under 30 minutes at throughput rates up to 2,000 lbs/hr. The firm claims that the Chameleon Color Mixer is easier to use, has a smaller footprint, and can be designed with a jacketed vessel. This mixer offers better ergonomics for operators.
Lastly, the REX Duo Series pulverizer is used for high quantities of high quality powder at higher production rates. Efficient utilization of its entire available power makes the REX Duo Series the most economical pulverizer in relation to kilograms produced over power consumed.