search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
materials handling | Technology


compounders is the need to make production error- proof and energy efficient. “For example, setting-up of equipment, such as a single loader or a mobile dryer, has to be done at the beginning of a new work order,” he says. “In addition, the operator interface has to be clearly structured and should be self-explanatory - even for a simple mobile dryer. Production drying of materi- als at the wrong temperature can ultimately lead to much scrap and loss of product.” The latest developments in the Wittmann product


Above:


Wittmann’s DryMax FC plus automatically manages air volume to suit actual drying demand


machine without a further adapter.” Movacolor has also introduced the MCHybrid 200 – a


larger version of its existing range of feeding units that represent a cross-over between a batch blender and an in-line dosing system. The MCHybrid 200 offers a capacity of up to 1,000 kg/h and a maximum eight-com- ponent blending with up to 14 components through in-line dosing. The unit also has the option of a weighing mixing chamber, allowing real time through- put measurement for extrusion applications. By blending only the main components and then adding the minor components in-line, the MCHybrid system is claimed to be far more accurate for minor component additions, as well as being more flexible in operation. Movacolor has also introduced the MCPowder High Output unit to dose non-free-flowing powders. This gravimetric powder dosing unit has a maximum capacity of 450 kg/h and can be integrated with the company’s MCContinuous Blender systems. The latest introduction from Motan-Colortronic is a


Right: Moretto’s Moisture Meter is a key


element in its Drying 4.0


closed loop precision


drying system


manually operated coupling station for pneumatic conveying systems, which is available either as the MetroConnect uncoded or MetroConnect C coded version with RFID-technology. Coded coupling stations can prevent coupling errors and are often essential if material tracking, validation or certification is required. Uncoded versions can be retro-fitted to a coded version at any time and older coupling systems can be extended with MetroConnect C capability, independent of manufacturer.


Drying accuracy According to Markus Wolfram, Sales Manager of the Bulk Material Department at Wittmann Kunstoffgeräte, the main driver behind new developments in materials handling equipment for


40 COMPOUNDING WORLD | February 2017 www.compoundingworld.com


line allow the drying parameters of the most common materials used to be stored at the dryer. Changes to the drying time after a material change can now be performed automatically, eliminating the need for temperatures to be set manually, while other user man- agement initiatives include the use of bar-coded material sources, visualised drying systems and RFID coded manifolds. “We often get asked how a central drying system


knows how much air is needed and how does it avoid waste air,” says Wolfram. “Our central drying equip- ment is energy efficient through the use of counter-flow regeneration of the desiccant beds, as well as systems we have developed including SmartReg to optimise the regeneration time and SmartFlow to adjust automati- cally the air volume needed per drying hopper. All these features reduce the energy consumption of the individual unit.” Wittmann’s latest introduction in this area is a


central drying system with variable frequency drive (VFD) technology. The company says that DryMax FCplus automatically manages the air volume of a complete drying system based on real demand. Using a pressure sensor in the air pipes, the system can monitor how much air needs to be delivered from the dry air generator to the drying hoppers. If more air is needed the VFD dryer increases the capacity and can start up to three additional dryers; if the demand then reduces the system will switch off the other dryers to


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88