Product Watch: Taking care of employees and materials

07/14/2011

In this segment of Product Watch, our look at recent machinery developments of interest to plastics processors, we report on an auto-clean blender from TSM Corp. and a new walk-in oven from Grieve for drying of resin.

To facilitate the demand for quick recipe changes on injection molding machines, TSM has developed its auto-clean blender. With the 'auto-cleaning' integrated feature it is possible to change from one recipe to another without any cross contamination of materials, claims the manufacturer (Dundalk, Ireland). The rapid order and color changes means the blender is no longer a limiting factor in color change; instead, the purge time of the processing unit determines the time required....
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