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See-through vacuum loader.

A vacuum loading system described by Novatec, Inc., as a completely new design provides a full view of resin loading and consumption, flawless discharge, easy access for draining and cleanout, and simplified installation. The GlassVu Loading System, introduced at Plastics Encounter/ANTEC[TM] 2007, includes cylindrical loaders, receivers, and machine-mount hoppers, all of which feature large wraparound glass midsections that provide clear views of the filling process to ensure proper operation and aid in setup. Loaders and receivers have slanted lids that allow full access to the interior without disturbing material or vacuum lines; flat bottoms that provide large openings for resin evacuation; slanted bottom panels inside the loaders; and receivers that are pneumatically opened and closed, functioning as slide-gate valves for efficient discharge.

The GlassVu loaders and receivers are modular in construction and are composed of stainless steel and tough, 5-mm-thick borosilicate glass sections. The straight walls of the loaders and receivers extend down to the discharge area, eliminating the narrow discharge section, which, at the bottom of cone-shaped devices, often causes material to agglomerate or bridge.

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Author:Blanco, Alice
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jul 1, 2007
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