Category Archive: Automatic Scrap Recycling
Great systems need the best auxiliary equipment. At Process Control, we dedicate ourselves to providing the entire system to guarantee that our customers truly are getting the best. Our goal is to offer high quality equipment and to provide outstanding customer service. We have a long history of product development that has produced a series of industry leading standard products that can be custom engineered to meet customer needs. To maintain this exceptional quality, our products are manufactured and engineered in-house; including fabrication, wiring and assembly, mechanical, electrical and software engineering. After installation, we continue to set the standard in keeping your equipment at its best by providing excellent customer support and service. We can even offer integration into existing systems and live support of your equipment and software.
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Process Control is pleased to present an all new RMX Series Refeed Machine Operator Panel available for ASR® Automatic Scrap Recycling. Hardware includes an HMI/PLC combo with Digital and Analog I/O, Modbus, & Ethernet. A variety of AC drive brands are available. The RMX Operator Panel can operate as a standalone system, or it can integrate with PCC (and most other) grinder and roll feed systems. It also comes with the ability to integrate with supervisory systems via Ethernet.
Operation modes for this panel include an auto, manual, and maintenance mode. Auto allows the user to set the speed ratio, and the PLC calculates the correct refeed speed based on extruder speed. Manual allows for direct speed entry, and maintenance provides forward and reverse job for cleanout and inspection. Advanced setup options for this panel include an ad adjustable rate/frequency curve for special materials and a simplified interface. This means you can hide the options you don’t need!
Most importantly, the RMX Series Refeed Machine Operator Panel provides a number of advantages. Smart HMI provides full control and configuration of drive system while competitors require in-panel adjustments. Monitor roll feeder and refeed status are read from a single screen, making the system easier and faster to read, plus system alarms are provided through a pop-up alert so it’s easy to find. Plus there is minimal drive setup because most of the parameters are set onscreen, and an easy switchover to various drive brands.
For more information on the ASR® Automatic Scrap Recycling System and Process Control’s other products and upgrades , please visit our website or contact us directly at email@example.com.
Process Control has released new, updated literature for each of the machines in our ASR® line of scrap recycling equipment. The cut sheets detail product specifications, features, options, and dimensions for each machine. To view the new literature, click the covers below!
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding any of the machines featured, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local sales representative directly with our Rep Locator.
This month our savings advertisement campaign continues in Plastics Technology magazine. The July issue contains the ad featuring our ASR Automatic Scrap Recycling System. This ad features the financial payback our ASR System can provide to your company as well as a diagram of the full system.
This ad previously appeared in Plastics News along with our Blender Savings ad.
Click the images below to view the full ads.
For more information on our ASR Systems or Gravimetric Blenders, please contact Mark Venable.
Check out Process Control’s new ad on the inside back cover of this week’s (May 27) Plastics News magazine! This ad is the kickstarter of our Savings campaign for the rest of 2013 into next year.
Click here to look at the ad up close.
This ad features the financial payback our ASR Automatic Scrap Recycling System can provide to your company as well as a diagram of the full system.
For more information on our ASR Systems, please contact Mark Venable.
Here is the second part of last week’s post on the completed ASR system. Shown below are pictures of the 100HP GF Series film grinder that has been equipped with a roll feed allowing additional scrap to enter the system. An air eliminator (not pictured) has also been made to separate the conveying air from the edge trims.
GF Series Grinder – Side 1
GF Series Grinder – Side 2
For more information on Process Control’s ASR Systems, please visit our website!
Trim removal systems are designed to pick up and convey edge and/or bleed trims generated during the production of products like film, tape and foam. These continuous trims are removed from the line by suction created in the inducer’s venturi section. The Process Control inducer design is particularly effective for handling tacky film.
Process Control’s patented venturi design uses the same principle used to create lift with an aircraft wing. The venturi design is far more efficient than the more commonly used cyclonic design, resulting in more suction and far greater air flow per fan CFM. This efficiency reduces the required horsepower, which results in lower energy costs, reduced noise and easier separation of the trim from the conveying air grinder.
- Venturi design creates more suction and greater induced airflow per fan CFM
- Reduced motor horsepower
- Trim is more easily separated from conveying air
- Inlet and outlet silencers available
- No obstruction in venturi- can easily handle tacky film
Process Control Corporation (PCC) just completed an ASR (Automated Scrap Recovery) System featuring three 20HP Inducers, equipped with its trademark adjustable venture design that provides higher induced air to primary air ratio than conventional systems. The trim pickup manifolds are designed for up to 16 bleeds, 2 edge and 1 center trim. Trims are conveyed to a 100HP thin film grinder equipped with a roll feed allowing additional scrap to enter the system. The ground scrap is then blown to a cyclone feeding an extruder mounted RMX refeed machine. The PCC refeed machine’s unique design provides a consistent column of compacted ground scrap surrounded by virgin material to the extruder.
IN Series Inducers
RMX Series Refeed Machine
Check back here next week for pictures of the 100HP GF Series Film Grinder!
For more information on Process Control’s ASR Systems, please visit our website!
PCC recently shipped the largest order of ASR Automatic Scrap Recycling Equipment, in recent history, to Germany. The order includes multiple cutting chambers for GF Series grinders as well as RMX refeed machines.
Cutting Chambers for GF Series Film Grinders
In the cutting chambers, standard carbide-coated knives are employed, increasing the time between sharpening. The rotor knives approach the stationary bed knife, or knives, at a steep angle to ensure a clean scissors-cut. This technique is used for maximum bulk-density and flow of ground scrap. The open rotor design improves airflow for cooling , permitting the highest possible throughput.
RMX Series Refeed Machines
The unique, double-compartment RMX Series Refeed Machine operates with a variable-speed auger/bridge-breaker assembly to compact and meter ground scrap from the inner hopper to the throat of the production extruder. The outer compartment contains virgin material which is gravity-fed to the throat. The virgin material completely surrounds the ground scrap as it enters the extruder. The extruder screw receives a consistent column of compacted ground scrap surrounded by virgin material. This method provides consistent operation without extruder surging or starvation. With the standard extruder follower circuit, refeed machine will increase or decrease the scrap rate in proportion to the extruder speed. This holds scrap percentage constant without additional operator attention.
To learn more about our ASR equipment, please visit our website!
In today’s entry, we would like to highlight the features of our GF Series Film Grinder for automatic scrap recycling applications.
GF Series Film Grinder with Roll Feeder and Air Eliminator
The GF Series grinders from PCC are used as part of an ASR Automatic Scrap Recycling system for in-line recycling of production film scrap. GF grinders are designed to provide efficient, uniform grinding o film scrap. There are four cutting chamber sizes available along with different horsepower motors to accurately match the grinder to the scrap rate. Grinders are available in configurations that accept edge and bleed trims, roll scrap, and loose scrap.
Film Grinder Cutting Chamber
Standard carbide-coated knives are employed in the system, increasing the time between sharpening. The rotor knives approach the stationary bed knife, or knives, at a steep angle to ensure a clean scissor cut. This technique is used for maximum bulk-density and flow of ground scrap. The open rotor design improves airflow for cooling, permitting the highest possible throughput.
For more information on this product, please visit our website or email our sales team at email@example.com.