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Publication Date: 01/2009
Pages: 4
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Feeders provide highly accurate, repeatable feedrates

A toll compounder chooses durable and reliable loss-in-weight feeders for a new production line.

In 2005, Randy Rudisill and Dave Donie, both former top executives of a major plastics company, founded American Compounding Specialties (ACS) to toll-compound various thermoplastics and specialty resins for companies in the plastics and chemical industries. Rudisill and Donie aimed to guarantee their customers a 99 percent yield rate, which is considerably higher than the more typical 90 to 93 percent rate, says Donie. The partners knew that to accomplish this, the production line for the company’s new 17,500-square-foot plant in Fowlerville, Mich., would require accurate and reliable equipment, including several loss-in-weight (LIW) weighfeeders.

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