Sponsored By

Simple, accurate additive feeder

October 1, 2005

1 Min Read
Simple, accurate additive feeder

Process Control Corp. announced its new volumetric AFV Series additive feeder, designed to inject color concentrates or other additive-type materials directly into a material stream at the feedthroat of an extruder or molding machine. A central mounting adapter can accommodate up to four feeders for introducing various colors and/or additives into a single processing machine. The AFV Series is a simple, easy-to-operate feeder, offering accuracy and cost savings to plastic processors.

Standard features include a horizontal solid-flight auger with a 1¼4 hp variable speed a-c gearmotor for precise metering of colorants or other additives into the virgin or virgin/regrind flow as it enters the machine throat. The digital controller can be configured for local manual speed control or can be synchronized to either follow an extruder rate or run in a remote run/stop mode for injection molding processes. Other standard features include a sample port for feeder calibration, a clear-view window on both sides, and a material drain port for easy clean-out and quick material changes. The hopper lid can be configured either for manual loading or with mounting provisions for a vacuum-type loader.

The feeders are available in two different hopper sizes and various auger and gearmotor ratios for rates of .5 to 3000 pph. Options on the units include a .5-hp gearmotor for difficult-to-flow materials such as regrinds, stainless steel construction, and a high-temperature variant for materials that require drying prior to processing. Process Control Corp., Atlanta, GA, USA; +1 770-449-8810; www.process-control.com

Sign up for the PlasticsToday NewsFeed newsletter.

You May Also Like