Vibratory feeder consistently meters plastics compounder's chopped fiberglass
After a two-component feeding system produces inconsistent fiberglass output, a custom compounder switches to a vibratory feeder and achieves linear output.
Trucks deliver pallets loaded with 50-pound boxes of 1/8- and 3/16-inch chopped fiberglass strands to ALBIS-Canada, a custom compounder in Pickering, Ontario. Forklift trucks move the pallets to a warehouse and later to production, where the compounder combines and formulates the chopped fiberglass with other materials. The compounder extrudes the formula into resins used by molders to manufacture various plastic parts.