Plastrac to Launch Cart-based blending systems to Enhance Stand-Alone Processing Machines

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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ORLANDO, FL: Plastrac is planning to launch cart-based blending systems to enhance the efficiency of performance between multiple stand-alone processing machines. The company is involved in designing and manufacturing of disc-based gravimetric and volumetric blending equipment as well as material loaders for plastic processing.

Plastrac’s new line of cart systems which have been standardized recently, are duplex and fully independent dual models. They are based on a single virgin feeder and two different color feeders with shared controller and blower system that operates independently alongside a manual color filling or an automated color loader. The system offers a higher level of efficiency to custom molders on short runs.

In case of integrating hard plastics with soft ones, the dual duplex permits two different resins for double-shot machines and the presence of separate hoppers on the carts simplifies the process of color changing.  The system’s design enables the operators to change colors electronically. It is flexible and can be configured in a variety of ways.

The cart systems will retain majority of the standards feature of Plastrac’s Auto-Disc systems. It combines precision disc feeding with synchronized blending and on-board automatic gravimetric calibration and significantly improves blending accuracy as well as ease of operation. Also, its blend funnel contributes to greater blending accuracy while working with minimum additives.

Speaking about the new move Ken Bullivant, President of Plastrac says that the idea for this product was driven by quick the need to achieve changeovers and simple set-ups on short runs and to facilitate ‘Just in Time’ manufacturing practices. “We designed our new cart systems for easy transport, quick access, and trouble-free blending shared between adjacent or close proximity machines. Our cart systems simplify so many aspects of blending and enable capabilities unavailable from single blend cart-based weigh batch systems, notably reducing scrap as high as 30 percent down to near zero," he adds.