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Coperion features innovative feeding technology systems at Fakuma

Patented Feed Enhancement Technology increases material intake capacity in the processing of feed-limited products by up to three times, resulting in increased throughput.

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron, based in Stuttgart, Germany, will highlight their portfolios of plastics processing products for the efficient feeding of bulk material into the compounding process at this year’s Fakuma exhibition. The companies will exhibit on stand 6406 in hall A6 at the event, which comes to Friedrichshafen, Germany, on Oct. 16 to 20. 

A Coperion ZS-B side feeder, which is used to feed raw materials into extrusion processes, will be on display. The side feeder is equipped with the patented Feed Enhancement Technology that increases material intake capacity in the processing of feed-limited products by up to three times, resulting in increased throughput. 

The ZS-B twin-screw side feeder enables reliable feeding of fillers and additives in powder or pellet form and cut glass fibers into the process section of the twin-screw extruder. The twin screws are self-cleaning, and the system requires very little space because of its compact design.

Coperion K-Tron will be presenting the electronic pressure-compensation system (EPC) for its high-accuracy, loss-in-weight feeders. The main advantages of the new system include improved accuracy and reliability as well as lower initial cost and easier installation compared with traditional mechanical pressure-compensation systems. 

Coperion K-Tron presents a clever but simple electronic solution for accurate and steady pressure compensation in feeder hoppers and outlets. The modular design incorporates pressure sensors and electronics tailored to interact smoothly with Coperion K-Tron’s KCM feeder control system. Retrofitting options for existing feeders are available. EPC can be installed on a majority of Coperion K-Tron gravimetric feeders in almost any application for all industries.

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