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Pelletizers and dicers.

AMERICAN LEISTRITZ EXTRUDER CORP.

Hot-face pelletizers supplied only as part of complete lines. (See ad p. 152.)

BERINGER DIV. JOHN BROWN PLASTICS MACHINERY

WRP water-ring pelletizing systems feature a hot-cut, water-ring die-face system that minimizes sensitivity to process conditions. Dry die-face cut and water-ring pellet quench do not freeze or slow the flow of polymer through the die. Easy start-up and low energy consumption achieved because knife assembly cuts molten polymer in air instead of cutting a semi-molten extrudate underwater or a hardened strand.

Each cutting blade individually flexes and adjusts to the die-plate surface. Centrifugal dryer removes surface water from pellets. Fast cleanout. Throughput rates from 500 to 5000 lb/hr.

BERLYN/CLAY GROUP INC.

Strand pelletizers with capacities to 5000 lb/hr and underwater pelletizers with cooling and dewatering devices.

BERSTORFF CORP.

Water-ring pelletizers from 50 to 16,000 lb/hr; underwater pelletizers from 6600 to 80,000 lb/hr featuring unique design for soft, difficult-to-cut, products such as PP; and hot die-face and water-spray pelletizers for PVC to 8800 lb/hr. (See ad p. 154.)

BLACK CLAWSON CONVERTING MACHINERY CORP.

Six models of underwater pelletizers and three models of water-ring pelletizers handle rates from 100 to 60,000 lb/hr. Small systems for reclaim, product development, and testing. Ultra-high concentrations of pigments and very high melt indexes can be handled.

Accessories include heated and non-heated die plates, cleanable pellet dryers, temperature-control panels, water-recirculation systems, and pellet heating. Modular construction for rapid disassembly and simple maintenance.

C.W. BRABENDER INSTRUMENTS INC.

Laboratory pelletizer cuts 1/8-in. or 1/16-in. pellets from one to four strands. Mobile stand, anodized-steel cutting chamber, hardened cutting blades, throughputs to 40 lb/hr, and optional 5-ft water trough.

CARL G. BRIMMEKAMP & CO., INC.

Pelletizing systems for up to 1400 lb/hr include underwater and dry-face pelletizers, and eccentric die-face pelletizers, as well as laboratory strand-type units. Washing systems offered for extremely dirty reclaimed materials.

BROWN PLASTICS ENGINEERING CO.

Strand pelletizers for small production, laboratory, or school use have a 2-in. face with driven pull rolls coordinated with a driven rotor. Plain or stainless steel. Also rebuilds pelletizers.

CALIFORNIA PELLET MILL CO.

Pellet mills from 2 to 500 hp for repelletizing scrap thermoplastics. Units operate by compressing fluff between two rotating steel rollers and a multiple-hole die. Frictional heat softens material so it coheres. Pellets are cut to length by adjustable knives. Bulk density of original fluff increases four to eight times. Pellet lengths and diameters can vary. Capacities from 500 to 18,000 lb/hr.

THE CONAIR GROUP, INC.

Full line of pelletizers from economical laboratory units to high-capacity waterslide systems.

Strand pelletizers with rotor diam. from 6 to 24 in. and widths from 2 to 32 in. deliver outputs from 180 to 22,000 lb/hr. T-Series features easy-access cutting chamber for simplified maintenance and cleaning. Metric series built with European drives and performance standards.

Waterslide pelletizing systems use an inclined water conveyor to condition soft strands prior to dry or wet cutting by a strand pelletizer. Systems improve cut quality and minimize dust and fines. Units include a self-threading feature to ensure fast start-up and minimize waste and strand breakage. Pellet dryers, classifiers, and transfer systems can be supplied with units.

Underwater, fan cutter and water-ring pelletizers offer cost-effective pelletizing. Fan cutter pelletizer provides optimum versatility from micropellets to standard pellets at rates to 1000 lb/hr. Wide variety of screen changers available and a complete line of rotors and parts with preventive maintenance programs to enhance productivity.

D&S MANUFACTURING CO., INC.

Rotary helical pelletizers, rotary helical dicers, and stair step dicers. Ancillary products include a line of high quality knives for use in all types of size reduction equipment. Many knives manufactured of special alloys and/or special treatments to enhance knife life.

DAVIS-STANDARD CORP.

Underwater pelletizer systems from 500 to 10,000 lb/hr. Melt flow is directed through a die plate with cutting blades rotating in a vertical plane. Blades are driven by d-c scr drive. Drive shaft is aligned to maintain the blades squarely against the die-plate surface. Blades easily removed for sharpening or replacement. When reassembled, precise alignment of blades against the cutting face is said to be preserved. Complete assembly includes pelletizer and drive, spin dryer, water filtering and tempering system, and, if necessary, hot-oil system for die plates.

DAVIS-STANDARD KILLION

Strand pelletizers for lab or small-scale production in bench and floor models. Feed throats up to 2 in. wide, variable-speed drive, and heavy-duty design.

DICER CORP.

Bolton dicers in models R&Dicer (2 1/4-in. web), 800 (2 1/4-in. web), 3000 (4 1/2-in. web), 7000 (9-in. web), and 18000 (18-in. web). Model numbers reflect maximum lbs/hr output. Dicers produce 1/8-, 3/32-, or 1/32-in. cube or octahedral pellets from a continuous web coming from a mill, Banbury, continuous mixer, or extruder. Low-durometer feed assembly available for all machines, as well as sound-dampening attachments and parts made of special materials and coatings for special environments. Factory rebuilding and sharpening services, field service, and technical support available.

FARREL CORP.

Underwater pelletizers from 1000 to 100,000 lb/hr process full range of polymers including LDPE, HDPE, PP and PS. Options include standard, heat-channel, and heat-exchanger pellet plates with steam or oil heating. Electric or hydraulic cutter motor. Also dry-face pelletizer for temperature-sensitive materials or polymers where water contact is to be avoided. (See ad p. 156.)

GALA INDUSTRIES, INC.

Underwater pelletizers produce 20 to 6000 lb/hr. Pelletizing systems include die plate, dryer, tempered-water system, and control/power panel. Centrifugal dryers, sold as part of a system and separately, can dry 20 to 100,000 lb/hr. System options include polymer diverter valves, water box by-pass systems, dies (including micropellet dies), crystallization/cooling systems, self-aligning cutter hubs, quick-opening clamps, and fines removal sieves. (See ad below.)

HAAKE

Laboratory pelletizer is supported by a movable, welded frame on which motor control is positioned for accessibility. Bottom steel feed roll is serrated for positive grip of extrudate strands, and top rubber feed roll is adjustable by a gap-adjustment knob. Cutting mechanism has one bed knife and four cutting blades on rotor. Has 3:1 variable-speed drive motor with d-c scr motor controller mounted on adjustable slide base.

HENION INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Helical dicers with all related tooling and services for size-reduction.

HUTCHEON EQUIPMENT CORP.

Used/rebuilt pelletizers and dicers include strand, underwater, water-ring, and dry-face types. Sizes from single-strand lab units to 5000 lb/hr.

JAPAN STEEL WORKS AMERICA, INC.

Underwater, hot-face, and strand pelletizers. Underwater pelletizer has die lined with abrasion-resistant material. Hot-face pelletizer capacities to 6600 lb/hr. Strand pelletizer throughputs to 6200 lb/hr. Strand dies incorporate polymer flow-control device. Also offers centrifugal pellet dryer.

KOBELCO STEWART BOLLING, INC.

Underwater and dry-face pelletizing systems and custom-designed strand and strip dicing lines complement company's compounding extruders.

Underwater pelletizers and screen changers in capacities to 90,000 lb/hr. Patented water-cooled tie-rod design eliminates thermal influence on knife/die-face alignment. Smooth slurry flow eliminates fines accumulating on pellets due to stagnation. Die plates employ latest alloys and patented bonding techniques for maximum abrasion and corrosion resistance. Die plates with heat channels and heat-exchanger pipe maximize heating efficiency and minimize pressure loss. Die plates retrofit to any manufacturer's pelletizer. Bucket-type strainer gives large filtration area with minimum pressure drop.

KRUPP WERNER & PFLEIDERER CORP.

Variety of pelletizing equipment includes units that can be integrated with company's twin-screw compounders and systems adaptable to any reactor, autoclave, or extruder. Die-face units include high-volume underwater pelletizing system with integrated diverter valve, die, and screen-pack changer; and a water-ring pelletizer with die plate and cutter assembly. (See ad p. 150.)

LEISTRITZ AG See American Leistritz Extruder Corp.

LITTLEFORD DAY, INC.

Pelletizers in various widths for processing rod stock. Cutter head has up to 72 blades - either detachable straight knives or fixed helix blades.

Dicers and slitters for one-stage diced/pelletized particles from extrusions, slabs, or sheet stock. Rugged, double-mandrel rotary slitter produces strips; can be equipped with a rotary cross-cutter to become a dicer. Dicing cutters from 6 to 96 in. with up to 24 rotor fly knives.

PLASTICS EQUIPMENT MARKETING SERVICES

Production and laboratory pelletizers 2 in. and larger.

POMINI DIV. TECHINT TECHNOLOGIES

Three types of pelletizing heads for use with extruders or gear pumps:

* Underwater pelletizer with outputs from 1000 to 50,000 lb/hr for polyolefins and PS. Options include heat exchanger and heat-channel pellet plates for steam or oil heating.

* Water-ring pelletizer from 1000 to 10,000 lb/hr for any grade of polyolefins.

* Dry-face pelletizer from 1000 to 8000 lb/hr for thermally sensitive materials such as cable compounds, PVC, and other non-water-compatible polymers.

Hydraulically actuated slide-plate screen changers available for any type of pelletizer or die. Turnkey, custom-designed strand or other pelletizing lines with full automation provided.

PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES, INC./PTi

PTi Trident series CPF (continuous polymer flow) water-ring pelletizers available in Models 1000S, 2000S, 3000S, 4000S and 5000S for extruders from 3 1/2to 8-in diam. with throughputs from 1000 to 5000 lb/hr. Fully equipped units use heavy-duty, oversized componentry throughout; and are easy to set up, operate and maintain. Systems offer similar design innovations for spare-parts interchangeability. (See ad p. 147.)

RANDCASTLE EXTRUSION SYSTEMS

Strand pelletizers include micro-pelletizer line, which makes pellets 0.02 x 0.02 in. and 0.06 x 0.06 in. for feeding small extruders in the 1/4- to 1/2-in. range. Pelletizer converts to a two-roll puller or torque winder. Cantilever design permits ready access to working components for cleaning and maintenance.

Also larger (2-in.-wide) two-function pelletizer. Both nip rolls have pneumatically adjustable pressure and are mechanically driven for pulling irregular or slippery strands. Quick-change components for fast cleaning or service. Quick-change parts also convert unit to a two-roll puller with both nip rolls driven for pulling rod, strips, tubing and profiles.

RIETER CORP. PELLETIZING MACHINERY GROUP

Strand pelletizers (conventional and self-stranding) with capacities from 100 to 33,000 lb/hr.

Conventional Primo Line is a simplified design for low cost and easy maintenance. Available in cutting widths from 50 to 300 mm and capacities in excess of 5,000 lb/hr.

Vario line comes in conventional (Vario ASG), self-stranding wet cut (Vario USG), or self-stranding dry cut (Vario ATG or Vario FBG). Machines provide automated strand start-up and rethreading during operation, minimizing waste and optimizing throughput. Available in sizes from 200 to 600 mm widths with capacities to 20,000 lb/hr.

Opto 900 self-stranding wet cut pelletizer available (like Vario USG) in horizontal or vertical configuration with cutting width of 900 mm and capacity in excess of 33,000 lb/hr.

Rotor resharpening, spare parts, and field services available.

SANDVIK PROCESS SYSTEMS, INC.

Rotoform Process continuously forms melts at up to 600 F into small drops, which solidify on a steel-belt cooler into uniform, round pastilles in sizes from 0.8 mm to 50 mm. The dust-free process offers no contact between product and cooling water, eliminating need for energy to dry pellets. Cooling water is not contaminated, and cutters are not needed, lowering energy consumption and maintenance. Process can be used for products with melt viscosities up to 80,000 cp at temperatures under 600 F. Fast changeover between different products.

SCHEER/BAY CO.

Scheer strand pelletizing system, a self-stranding, forced-conveyance model, sandwiches strands between two belts for positive conveyance through the water bath, which reportedly eliminates problems of strand breakage and intermixing of strands.

Manually fed SGS-E line with capacities from 5 to 15,000 lb/hr offers lower noise level, ease of maintenance, improved cleaning capability, quicker product changeover, and durability.

THERMOPLASTICS ENGINEERING CORP.

Strand pelletizers for lab and small productions come with 2-, 4- or 6-in.-wide rotors. Frames designed to the application. Interchangeable gear sets for varying pellet lengths.

VIDEX MACHINERY CORP.

Rebuilt pelletizers and dicers from lab size to 24 in. width available with solid helical cutters for lower noise levels, or with conventional bolt-on knives. Dicers can make "octapellets" or cubes. Motors can be mechanical variable-speed, d-c/scr variable-speed, or a-c single-speed.

WARNER SALES ASSOCIATES, INC.

Blown film trim waste repelletizing unit from Macchi. Line speeds to 300 fpm.

WAYNE MACHINE & DIE CO.

Yellow-Jacket heavy-duty strand pelletizers for laboratory and production applications in 2- and 3-in. models, which have eight-tooth steel straight or helical rotor. Both models feature a four-sided bed knife, which can be turned four times before requiring replacement. Other features are d-c drives from 1 1/2 to 5 hp, gear drive on rubber and knurled rollers for positive strand movement, easy clean-out, locking casters on stand, and 45 [degrees] dump chute.

An option to the standard pelletizer that allows the pelletizer to produce micro-pellets as small as 0.010 in. and to continuously adjust up to 3/16-in. pellets. This is accomplished by using a master reference ratio drive system that controls the ratio of the cutter speed to the nip roller speed. Pelletizer line speed can be adjusted faster or slower while maintaining constant pellet length. In this case, the drive used on the nip rollers is 1/4 hp, while the drive used on the cutter remains 1.5 hp. Other drive hp ratings are available.

WERNER & PFLEIDERER CORP. See Krupp Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.
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