Canadian Plastics

Slow-speed granulator operates beside the press

Reclaim longer sprues, runners and small parts with the largest slow-speed granulator available from Hosokawa Polymer Systems. The SS167 granulator features a 18.5 x 23.5 in. hopper opening with a 16 ...

April 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



Reclaim longer sprues, runners and small parts with the largest slow-speed granulator available from Hosokawa Polymer Systems. The SS167 granulator features a 18.5 x 23.5 in. hopper opening with a 16 x 7 in. throat and can be fed manually or by a robot, sprue picker or conveyor.

Hosokawa says the advantages of the slow-speed granulator include quieter operation, less wear, and the production of fewer fines due to its smaller motor and low rotor speeds. The unit generates the same high torque levels as high-speed machines but uses a motor that is 40 percent smaller.

Plastics Machinery Inc 905/895-5054

Quick connect for knock-outs more durable

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Changes to the Smartflow FasTie Quick-Connect and Release Ejector Knock-Out Systems make the system more durable and easier to use. FasTie allows molders to quickly couple and uncouple the ejector knock-outs of injection molds and presses.

Male studs are now rounded where the ball bearings of the coupler make contact to increase the mechanical strength of the connection. In addition, the coupler design has been altered to accept the male stud without shop air applied, preventing accidental coupler crash.

Harder parts and increased piston size facilitate more positive and reliable coupler connection.

Ontario Heater & Supply Co. 416/229-2127

HPM moves into twin-screw extruders

HPM Corp.’s has entered the twin-screw extruder market with an agreement to assemble and sell APV Baker Perkins compounders. APV Baker is based in England and is a single source supplier of compounding machines or complete compounding plants. The new line will be sold under the name APV Prodex.

HPM will produce the MP and AC series of high and low shear compounding machines, adding American components to meet the processing requirements of North American customers.

The line includes 30 mm through 160 mm twin-screw compounders with barrel lengths from 15 to 40 l/d, and two laboratory-size compounders.

HPM Corp. 419/946-0222


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