Canadian Plastics

Dedusters reduce scrap rate, save money

Pelletron Corp. has unveiled two new series of dedusters, both designed to reduce the scrap rate and increase profitability by removing dust, streamers, and other contaminants before injection molding...

October 1, 2010   Canadian Plastics



Pelletron Corp. has unveiled two new series of dedusters, both designed to reduce the scrap rate and increase profitability by removing dust, streamers, and other contaminants before injection molding, extrusion or drying.

The OS-DeDuster (shown) has an offset inlet and outlet for installation in existing pipes, without changing the pipe geometry. The design principle remains unchanged from the company’s original DeDuster series, with one exception: the OS-DeDuster has one elongated main wash deck, which allows for the elimination of the secondary wash deck used at the standard series.

The company’s RC-DeDuster, meanwhile, is a round model that offers a very low height profile. Raw material flows into an adjustable inlet funnel, which distributes the product evenly to the central conical wash deck. A high-efficiency fan generates wash air that pushes the air through holes and slots in the wash deck for efficient contaminant removal. Next, the material flows through a circular zone surrounding the wash deck and the contaminants are carried to the circular dust air channel by the cleaning air stream. Finally, the dust particles are pulled in a cyclone or dust collector by an exhaust fan and separated from the air. The clean air is then returned to the RC-DeDuster.

Pelletron Corporation (Lancaster, Pa.);www.pelletron.com;717-293-4008


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