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Maguire Europe achieves milestone; ships 50,000th gravimetric blender

The Maguire Weigh Scale Blender was shipped to Jasplastik-SK sro, one of Europe’s leading processors of plastic components for consumer electronics, automotive markets and EPS packaging.

Clare Goldsberry

January 31, 2017

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Maguire Europe achieves milestone; ships 50,000th gravimetric blender

Maguire Europe (Tamworth, UK) recently shipped its 50,000th Maguire Weigh Scale Blender to Jasplastik-SK sro, one of Europe’s leading processors of plastic components for consumer electronics, automotive markets and EPS packaging.

Jasplastik General Manager Milan Machacek (left) with Maguire Products Inc. Vice President of Marketing and Sales Frank Kavanaugh. Mounted on the machine behind them is the 50,000th Maguire blender.

In a visit to Jasplastik in Galanta, Slovakia, to celebrate this milestone, Maguire Products Inc. Vice President of Marketing and Sales Frank Kavanaugh presented General Manager Milan Machacek with a $50,000 credit toward a future equipment purchase.

Founded in 2001, Jasplastik-SK is part of the Jasplastik Group headquartered in Hungary. At its main facility in Galanta, Jasplastik-SK employs 2,000 people, according to Machacek, and operates 60 injection molding machines up to 2,300 tons. At a new and expanding facility in Nitra, the company has 20 injection molding machines up to 1,700 tons and employs 300 people. The company molds products for OEMs Samsung and Sony, in addition to automotive parts. Total turnover in 2016 exceeded €90 million.

“Jasplastik-SK proudly tells customers that all of our equipment—from molding presses and auxiliary equipment to pad printers and robots—is supplied by the plastics industry’s most reliable and reputable companies,” said Machacek. “Maguire is certainly one of those partners, and we are particularly pleased to play a part in this milestone in the history of the Maguire Weigh Scale Blender.”

Built in the USA by Maguire, the blenders are the most widely used gravimetric blenders for plastics processing. Company President and Chief Designer Steve Maguire developed the blender in 1989. The blender sold to Jasplastik-SK is a WSB 240R unit, with maximum throughput in the 270 to 350 kg/hr range, said the company. Maguire supplies over 120 WSB models, with throughputs ranging from 40 to 5,500 kg/hr.

A gravimetric batch blender sequentially dispenses each batch ingredient in its target proportion into a weigh chamber; then, by monitoring each grain in weight of a batch, the blender control makes adjustments to subsequent batches to maintain accuracy and control raw material consumption. Maguire claims that its system holds batch accuracy to within +/- 0.1%.   

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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