The PEARLO® underwater pelletizer shows the integration of the extraordinary features from Gala and Automatik. PEARLO® has been designed to process a wide range of polymers and thermoplastics and produces mostly spherical pellets. This efficient and flexible system is for example applied in the production of raw materials, compounds, masterbatches, Engineering plastics, wood and nature filler filled polymer composites, thermoplastics elastomers, hot-melt adhesives, gum base and in the field of recycling.
The Manually Adjustable Pelletizer (MAP) features a manual adjusting wheel to position the blades against the die plate. This simple blade adjustment design provides visual blade wear indication and maximum control of blade position. The unique design of the axial advance system replaces the need for a bearing housing assembly. The MAP design requires only one long life thrust bearing for accurate adjustments.
The EAC pelletizer offers fully automated control of blade adjustment, positioning and monitoring, resulting in maximum blade and die face life. Monitoring and adjustment processes are programmed in the Gala PLC controlled system. An optional integrated blade position measuring system is available, providing indication of blade position and alerting the need for a blade change.
Gala’s LPU® Laboratory Pelletizing System is specifically designed for laboratory developmental work, market sampling and light pellet production on materials such as PE, PP, ABS, PA 6, PA 6.6, PET, PBT, PPO and more. The system is designed for pelletizing rates up to 100 kg/h (20 – 220 lbs/hr), depending on the material.
Glass fiber compounds have traditionally been produced by strand pelletizing; however, recent trend shows movement toward underwater pelletizing.
The objective of the Flexline System: It was logical for Gala to invent and develop the Flexline, a machine concept that permits complex product changes within a matter of minutes. The fundamental engineering objective is to minimize unproductive time.
The LWCP System concept was designed to allow the user to operate the production machine on a continuous basis and to increase output without interruptions from a defined minimum throughput up to the maximum line throughput. Start-up waste is reduced to a minimum.The multidirectional polymer diverter valve has been integrated in the pelletizing process. This polymer diverter valve includes at least one further diverting option in addition to the already-known two diverting possibilities. It permits either a very fast changeover between two product flow directions or the sequential operation of several pelletizers connected to one and the same polymer diverter valve. Because of the “online” switch over of the running system, interruptions can be largely avoided, and with the appropriate selection of the two pelletizing heads, a very wide throughput range of the production machine has become possible.
The Spring Loaded Cutter (SLC) is a cost efficient solution for pelletizing basic polymers at lower rates. The SLC pelletizer uses constant spring pressure to adjust the cutter blades to the die plate, reducing the need for operator attention. The cutter hub is connected to the motor shaft through a telescoping spring sleeve, and the blades are automatically positioned against the die plate using spring force. The blade force can be adjusted per application or product by simply changing springs.
Based on a long-time experience in designing and manufacturing pelletizing systems for all kinds of thermoplastics and on our marketleadership, Maag now supplies adequate equipment for hot-melt extrusion processing to the producers of pharma ceuticals. SPHERO® THA, the new dry-cut die-face pelletizer with its well-thought-out design and a comprehensive range of valuable options provides utmost reliability in challenging production runs.