Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary Equipment (November 01, 2007)

Wheel dryer dries resin and regenerates desiccant in one operation

November 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics



Wheel dryer dries resin and regenerates desiccant in one operation

The new NovaWheel system from Novatec is a rotating wheel dryer that continuously puts dry desiccant into service while regenerating saturated desiccant in the same rotational cycle, providing resin processors with a simple, compact and low-cost alternative to conventional twin-tower dryers.

The NovaWheel dryer also exhibits less variation in dew point than other wheel dryers do because models of all sizes use a steel link drive chain instead of a belt to drive the desiccant wheel.

The new dryers are particularly effective with heat-sensitive resins such as PET and PET modified with CHDM (PETG), and are available for 45 to 2,270 kg/hr.

Novatec Inc. (Baltimore, Md.); www.novatec.com; 1-800-237-8379

Maguire Canada (Vaughan, Ont.); www.maguirecanada.com; 866-441-8409

Line diverter for bulk solid goods

Vortex Valves introduces the new Quantum Series Wye Line Diverter, engineered to handle dry bulk solids in vacuum or dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems with pressures up to 15 PSIG.

Trouble spots inherent in traditional flapper and rotating tunnel style diverters are eliminated, providing superior sealing, low installation weight, fast “in-line” maintenance and an abrasion-resistant design for long-term, reliable service.

Salina Vortex Corporation – Canada (Mississauga, Ont.);

www.vortexcanada.com; 905-607-5200

(Dorval, Que.); 514-685-0058

Top loading mixer for pellets or granules

Quik Mixes from NBE Inc. are top loading and designed to economically mix pellets or granules with vertical mixing augers and dispersing paddles.

For capacities ranging from 350 to 3,400 lbs., thorough cleaning between batches is achieved with the completely removable mix auger and tube. For capacities above 3,400 lbs., a large access door and optional split tube auger design provides the capability for between batch cleaning.

NBE Inc. (Holland, Mich.); www.nbe-inc.com; 616-399-2220

Roy Kirkness & Associates (Brampton, Ont.); 905-453-9090


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