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Auxiliary Equipment (September 01, 2010)

Gravimetric feeder doubles throughput An advanced model of Maguire's MGF gravimetric feeder is designed to provide more than double the throughput of the original system, but has the same compact size and offers the same substantial price...

September 1, 2010   Canadian Plastics



Gravimetric feeder doubles throughput

An advanced model of Maguire’s MGF gravimetric feeder is designed to provide more than double the throughput of the original system, but has the same compact size and offers the same substantial price advantage over competing gravimetric units.

The new MGF system is driven by a motor that is smaller than the one in the earlier feeder but delivers material at rates of up to 36 kg (80 lb.) per hour, compared with the previous top throughput of 13.6 kg (30 lb.).

The accuracy of the MGF feeder stems from the use of load cells to monitor the loss in weight of colorant in a hopper (mounted on the load cell) as the material is fed into the processing machine by an auger. Software in the feeder control scans data on color consumption every half-second and automatically adjusts dispensing when a predetermined amount of accumulated error is detected.

Maguire Canada/Novatec Inc. (Vaughan, Ont.);

www.maguirecanada.com;1-866-441-8409

Hall 10, Stand A26


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