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PET bottles recycled quietly and efficiently
A patented screw feed mechanism adopted in SB Series Granulators from Herbold Meckesheim (Smithfield, RI) makes for a quieter and more efficient size reduction solution than gravity-fed size-reduction equipment for pulverizing PET bottles and other recyclable plastics.PET recycling in silence.
March 4, 2011
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A patented screw feed mechanism adopted in SB Series Granulators from Herbold Meckesheim (Smithfield, RI) makes for a quieter and more efficient size reduction solution than gravity-fed size-reduction equipment for pulverizing PET bottles and other recyclable plastics.
PET recycling in silence.
Suitable for dry or wet operation, an SB Series Granulator is capable of processing up to seven tons of plastic per hour. Materials to be granulated are delivered from the unit's hopper to the cutting chamber by one or more conveyor screws mounted at an angle (45° to 90°) to the rotor axis. The screws maintain a steady feeding pace, even if the plastic is a mixture of sizes and shapes, instead of depending on the materials to fall directly into the blades. Throughput is 30-50% above that of gravity-fed machines with cutting chambers of the same size.
Other benefits include less power consumption, quieter operation, no fly-back, reduced wear to the cutting blades, and reduced fines and dust (since granulated particles spend less time in the cutting chamber). SB Series Granulators can also be used for secondary size reduction of pre-shredded plastics.-[email protected]
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