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Publication Date: 12/2003
Pages: 3
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Feeders´ support frames do more than just hang around

A plastics company installs five suspended feeders with rolling and rotating support frames that allow easy access for maintenance, cleaning, and calibration.

Being able to make a wide range of custom plastic products in a short time with minimal lead time is essential for a North American custom compounder of thermoplastic polyolefin compounds. To fill a customer's order, the company must be able to quickly change to the new recipe, clean the production equipment to prevent cross-contamination, recalibrate the equipment to handle the new recipe's parameters, and accurately feed the ingredients into a continuous mixer at precise feedrates. To accomplish this, the company recently worked with a feeder supplier to install one weighbelt feeder and four loss-in-weight feeders in a new production line.

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