The Plasticolor Mixing Station provides a way to take precise control of the materials being fed into your production machine.
Up to thriteen feeders simultaneously feed the virgin, color, regrind, and additives into the Neckpiece mounted on the throat of the injection molding machine or extruder. Each material cascades into the Neckpiece on an individually controlled percentage basis guaranteeing an accurate, precise mix of the material components. Because the Neckpiece only holds a small amount of the precisely mixed materials, changes in the mix are available to the machine almost immediately.
When configured as a Flood Feed unit, the individual units are simultaneously started when the level of the material mix in the Neck piece drops below the low level sensor in the Neck piece and will continue to run until the material reaches the high level sensor.
Since all of the component materials are consumed out of the Neck piece, changes in the extruder speed or injection molding cycle times will have NO EFFECT on the material proportions or the accuracy of the mix in the Neck piece When configured as a Starve Feed unit, the feeders can be slaved to the extruder’s tachometer to vary the feed rate in accordance with the extruder speed.Features:
- Extreme mix ratios of 1 : 2500 or more.
- Fast color change over
- AC motors and controls
- Touch screen interface
- No material separation
- Optional Recipe storage.
- Optional Remote control software
- Ideal for all size extruders and injection molding machines
- Feed rate capacities from several pounds-per-hour to tens of thousands of lbs/hr
Controls the mix of up to thirteen materials into the production machine …in the right percentages, in the right mix. Ideal for precise control of virgin, regrind, color, and additive materials.
Individual control of each material guarantees a precise mix, and fast, easy, on-line changes. Flood feed configuration utilizes sensors in the Neckpiece to simultaneously start and stop all feeders to provide a small, premixed amount of material for the production machine.