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March 29, 2011
1 Min Read
Eriez (Erie, PA) has augmented its range of magnetic separators with the debut of the heavy duty Model CF Metal Separator; installable directly above the material feed throat of an extruder, injection molding or blow molding machine
The Model CF Metal Separator features automatic self-calibration and monitoring. It offers a fully automatic separation process with adjustable scanning sensitivity and reject duration. The Model CF works so quickly that metal particles are constantly removed from free-falling granulate not only at the initial fill, but also at subsequent top-ups. The metal contamination is discharged into a reject container with a fast acting, air-powered separating slide. Model CF Metal Separators are available in four pipe sizes from approximately 2.9" to 5.9" in diameter.
It removes both magnetic and non-magnetic metal contaminants from a slow, downward moving column of material, reducing machine downtime, costly repairs and improving product purity. Even the smallest metal particles in molten plastic can result in a loss of production and expensive damage to extruders, injection and blow molding machinery according to the vendor. "The cost of repairing a screw or barrel damaged by just one larger piece of metal is enormous compared to value added for a Model CF Separator," it says.-[email protected]
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