Rapid Granulator: Range of "Open Hearted” granulators now complete

The largest ever "Open-Hearted” granulator (1,500mm) in Rapid's 600-Series is now complete. The 600-Series is offered in three widths: 900, 1,200 and 1,500mm. And, thanks to extensive modular rotors and cutter house designs, it can be offered in 45 standard base configurations enabling it to be tailored to suit virtually any large granulation application.

New model of large granulator series with proven technology
According to Mr. Bengt Rimark, Rapid Group Marketing Director: "The 600-Series uses the same patented technology that has already proven successful in Rapid's 300, 400 and 500-Series granulators, which were brought to the market in 2004. The concept is completely modular and can be tailored to any application within the plastics processing and recycling industry. During K2010 it will be the first time ever we'll display the whole Open Hearted range at one time.

The 600-Series machines also come with Rapid's exclusive and patented Mineral Composite Technology base (MCT), which is a vibration absorbing heavy platform. It makes the 600-Series a very heavy duty recycling unit which also helps to reduce noise levels during operation.

Direct and easy access to the "heart" of the machine
"Open-Hearted describes the machine's ergonomic design that, during a production change for example, allows the operator to gain complete access to the rotor and cutter at the heart of the machine in just three steps and without the aid of any tools. This provides for a very rapid ‘visibly clean' confirmation, eliminating the risk of granulate contamination after colour or material changes. The same quick access benefits maintenance work as well. In both cases it significantly reduces machine downtime and improves productivity,” says Rimark.

"And when you think that apart from initial investment, cleaning and maintenance represent the biggest cost factor over a granulators lifecycle,” he adds, "any time savings that can safely be made enhances the processors bottom line. The 600-Series can make those savings possible.”

High-capacity granulators especially for high volume plastic parts
Centrally located or beside-the-press, the 600-Series is designed for the high volume granulation of injection moulded, blow moulded or extruded plastic parts and waste, and can handle throughput up to 3,500kg/h. The series, which has a rotor diameter of 600mm, is available in 900, 1,200 and even 1,500mm widths. Additionally, to allow even greater flexibility, the machines can be configured with Rapid's Super Tangential Cutter House design to allow the granulation of parts larger than the rotor diameter.

About Rapid Granulator
Rapid Granulator AB, headquartered in Bredaryd, Sweden, employs 195 people and exports around 97% of its production. Supporting its sales operations and customer base the company has six subsidiaries located in Cranberry Township (USA), Shanghai, Singapore, Venice, Lyon, and Kleinostheim, Germany. Further support is provided by a global network of over 90 agents and local partners.

With nearly 100,000 machines installed across five continents, for the granulation of plastic scrap, the recycling of post-consumer and post-industrial waste, the reduction of organic waste for the production of bio-gas, as well as the shredding of old bank notes, confirm the company as a world-class leader in its field.

More Information: www.rapidgranulator.com

K 2010, 27.10.-3.11.2010, Düsseldorf, Hall 9, Stand E19