Maguire Europe Sales Limited

Unit F, Vanguard, Tame Park , B77 5DY Tamworth, Staffordshire
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 1827 265850
Fax +44 1827 265855
info@maguire-europe.com

This company is main exhibitor of

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 10 / A26
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

K 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand A26

Fairground map

K 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Contact

Paul Edmondson

Executive board/managing director
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Unit F, Vanguard, Tame Park
B77 5DY Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 1827 265850

Fax
+44 1827 265855

Email
paul@maguire-europe.com

Chris Crittenden

Executive board/managing director
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Unit F, Vanguard, Tame Park
B77 5DY Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 1827 265850

Fax
+44 1827 265855

Email
chris@maguire-imea.com

Robert Tesar

Employee
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Unit F, Vanguard, Tame Park
B77 5DY Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 1827 265850

Fax
+44 1827 265855

Email
robert@maguire-europe.com

Tim Lloyd

Senior head of department
Maintenance

Unit F, Vanguard, Tame Park
B77 5DY Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 1827 265850

Fax
+44 1827 265855

Email
tim@maguire-europe.com

Michael Landbo

Employee
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Unit F, Vanguard, Tame Park
B77 5DY Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 1827 265850

Fax
+44 1827 265855

Email
michael@maguire-europe.com

Vicky Shackelford

Employee
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Unit F, Vanguard, Tame Park
B77 5DY Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 1827 265-850

Fax
+44 1827 265-855

Email
vicky@maguire-imea.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.001  Mixers
  • 03.01.001.03  Mixers, batch type, for solids

Mixers, batch type, for solids

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.003  Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.001  Process control technique
  • 03.07.001.03  Software

Software

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  • 03.07.002.01  Silos

Silos

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  • 03.07.002.03  Driers for bulk materials

Driers for bulk materials

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  • 03.07.002.04  Conveyors (except factory trucks and carts)
  • 03.07.002.04.01  Pneumatic conveyors

Pneumatic conveyors

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  • 03.07.002.05  Dosing and metering equipment
  • 03.07.002.05.01  Volumetric dosing and metering equipment

Volumetric dosing and metering equipment

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  • 03.07.002.05  Dosing and metering equipment
  • 03.07.002.05.02  Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

Our products

Product category: Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

Series MGF

Throughput capacity: Injection molding –Up to 40.0 lb/hr(18 kg/hr), Extrusion –Up to 120.0 lb/hr(55 kg/hr)
The MGF proven loss-in-weight technology automatically calibrates itself, totally eliminating manual catch-and-weigh calibration procedures and even more common and erroneous guessing of metering rates.
No tools required for assembly or removal of load cell assembly, hopper and metering device
The throat adapter fits readily on most processing machine throats and easily supports nearly any main material supply hopper
Fast Clean-out and Replacement - Aluminum hopper with brushed exterior holds up to 25 lb of concentrate. Easy removal and replacement of supply hopper allows fast color change. Spare supply hoppers are available.

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Product category: Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

Series MCF

Automatic Speed Control

Using digital input, the microprocessor detects and automatically compensates for changing cycle times, varying torque requirements, and/or fluctuations in plant voltage. This eliminates the need for monitoring and adjustment. As an option, the controller may be remotely positioned up to 20 ft. from the processing machine.

Selection of Feed Rates

Auger sizes of 1/2" and 1" are available with a selection of variable-speed motors ranging to a maximum of 130 RPM. Your part weight or maximum extrusion rate will determine the proper combination for your application.

Stable, Low Profile Adaptor Frame

The 10" square adaptor frame with corner support angle iron provides a stable platform for your existing natural material hopper, while only raising it 3-1/2 inches. A wide range of bolt patterns can be accommodated. An 8"x8" pattern is standard to match other items manufactured by Maguire Products.

 

Removable Stainless Steel Hopper

The concentrate hopper rests securely in a support channel without utilizing bolts or fasteners. To change colors, the entire assembly (including hopper, auger tube, and auger) is easily removed by the operator and carried back to the color container. No pellets are left to contaminate your next color, and not one pellet is spilled. all stainless steel construction assures ease of cleanup. The 0.5 cu. ft. hopper holds up to 30 pounds of concentrate and four sight glasses provide a clear view of the color level. The lid is fitted to allow the addition of our Model ML color loader.

Material Flow Baffle Chamber

Shown is the Maguire "material flow baffle chamber" on Series MCF feeders. The stainless steel sides are formed to produce a baffled flow of resin such that the color pellets are dropped into and evenly distributed throughout the flow of natural material. Acrylic panels provide a clear view of the resin and color flow.

Pellet Shutoff

A simple but very effective slide bar prevents pellets from spilling from the auger tube when the hopper is removed for color changes. This bar slides forward when the drive unit is engaged, allowing pellets to dispense properly. During hopper removal, the bar slides back to cover the open end of the auger tube.

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Product category: Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

Series MLG

'Little Guy' Concentrate

These Maguire feeders are designed expressly for installation on small injection molding machines. The motor is positioned on one side and the hopper on the other to evenly balance the weight of the feeder over the feed throat of the machine.

Remote Controls

A remote control configuration further reduces the weight of the equipment that is bolted to the throat.

Removable Hopper

Similar to the MCF feeder, the "Little Guy" hopper, auger, and auger tube make up a complete assembly easily removed without tools for ease of color change. Not a single pellet is left behind to contaminate your next color.

 

See-Through Baffle Chamber

Stainless steel is used for all color contact surfaces including the hopper and flow chamber baffles. Removable acrylic windows on the flow baffle chamber permit a clear view of the resin and color flow and allow easy access to the chamber.

How Maguire Feeders Work

The controller signal cord is plugged into an outlet that is energized only when the process machine screw runs. During each screw return cycle (or continuous for extrusion), the motor runs and color is metered into the throat of the process machine.
The digital counter located on the face of the controller provides the means for predetermining the exact degree of auger rotation and, therefore, the precise amount of color that will be added. For injection molders, the motor will shut off when the preset count is reached during each cycle. For extruders, an optional digital tachometer feedback is available to ensure that motor speed is precisely regulated regardless of changing torque requirements or variations in plant voltage.
To determine the proper setting for the counter, a simple formula is used based on percentage of color required, a predetermined metering rate, and total shot weight in grams (or pounds per hour for extrusion applications).
The controller contains a 1/27 HP DC Permanent Magnet motor with variable speed control. In the standard configuration, the motor is close coupled to a heavy duty gearbox. As the motor turns, a "hall effect" pickup device on the motor sends 3 pulses per revolution to the microprocessor controlling it. The gearbox ratio of 53:1 means that 159 pulses (3x53) are received for every single revolution of the motor output shaft.
The thumbwheel switch on the controller should be set to the exact number of pulses that the motor is going to run before stopping. The microprocessor in the controller automatically multiplies the setting by a factor of 10. A setting of 16 on the controller will allow the controller to receive 160 pulses or run approximately 1 revolution before stopping (regardless of motor speed).

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Product category: Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

WSB Gravimetric Blenders

The next generation in gravimetric blending.

Plastics processors all over the world are choosing Maguire Weigh Scale Blenders as their Gravimetric Blender of choice over all others. This year we install our 50,000th blender worldwide which is thought to be 4 times as many as the nearest competitor - that's a lot of blenders! We're celebrating this momemtous occassion at K'2016 this year with our #50Kblenders campaign.

Over 100 models are available to blend up to twelve components at rates up to 8,000 lbs/hr - 3,600 kg/hr. Maguire Products provides the most cost-effective Weigh Scale Blenders available.

The WSB-MB MicroBlender

The WSB-MB MicroBlender™, the smallest weigh scale blender in the world, features the latest technology in gravimetric blending. The MicroBlender™ makes the benefits of gravimetric blending accessible and affordable to plastics processors operating small machines. The MicroBlender™ is capable of blending up to 4 components at a rate of 140 lb/hr (63 kg/hr). All material hoppers are removable for fast and convenient material changes. The Maguire Weigh Scale Blender controller is remotely mounted providing easy access for the operator.

The 100 Series Weigh Scale Blender from Maguire Products provides a practical and affordable means for molders and extruders with small processing equipment to blend color or additives with extremely high precision. One of the smallest machines of this type, the unit weighs and blends up to four components at rates up to 450 lbs/hr (204 kg/hr).

The 100 Series Weigh Scale Blender
The 100 Series Blender features an exceedingly precise Micro-Pulse™ metering device. At the heart of the Micro-Pulse™ system is a unique slide gate apparatus attached to a pneumatic cylinder with a very short (0.125 in.) stroke. The cylinder is rapidly and sequentially pulsed up to 20 times per second during dispensing of the ingredient, permitting very precise total doses. For instance, a dispense can be programmed to produce 25 on/off cycles of the cylinder, each cycle delivering about 0.1 gram of material, for a total dispense of 2.5 grams.

The machine is self-calibrating, never needs adjustment for accuracy, and achieves an overall precision of 0.1% of specified blend. Proprietary microprocessor-control technology monitors and confirms the individual weight of each material component (natural, regrind, color, and additive). Any variation that may have occurred in the actual weights of any components is detected and compensated for. This provides for a continuous process of calibration and correction, assuring extreme accuracy of the blending process. The controller also compensates for use of any previously colored regrind, reducing in accordance the amount of color to be dispensed.

The 200 Series Weigh Scale Blenders 
The 200 Series Maguire Weigh Scale Blenders can be applied to meet the requirements of a variety of blending applications. With through-puts up to 900 lb/hr (400 kg/hr) these models have the flexibility to be applied on-the-throat for medium sized throughput applications, next to the machine for easy access or on a specialized stand for central blending. These models have the capability of blending up to 8 components and are available with lightweight removable hoppers for fast, easy clean-out.

The machine is self-calibrating, never needs adjustment for accuracy, and achieves an overall precision of 0.1% of specified blend. Proprietary microprocessor-control technology monitors and confirms the individual weight of each material component (natural, regrind, color, and additive). Any variation that may have occurred in the actual weights of any components is detected and compensated for. This provides for a continuous process of calibration and correction, assuring extreme accuracy of the blending process. The controller also compensates for use of any previously colored regrind, reducing in accordance the amount of color to be dispensed.

The 400 Series Weigh Scale Blenders
The 400 Series Maguire Weigh Scale Blenders can be applied to meet the requirements of a variety of blending applications. With throughputs up to 1450 lb/hr (650 kg/hr) these models have the flexibility to be applied on-the-throat for medium sized throughput applications, next to the machine for easy access or on a specialized stand for central blending. These models have the capability of blending up to 8 components and are available with lightweight removable hoppers for fast, easy cleanout.

The 900 Series Weigh Scale Blenders
The 900 Series Maguire Weigh Scale Blenders are designed to meet the requirements of high throughput extrusion lines, large central blending systems and multiple component plastic recycling applications. These blenders can handle up to 12 components with throughputs of 4000 lb/hr (1800 kg/hr) respectively.

The 1800 Series Weigh Scale Blenders
The 1800 Series Maguire Weigh Scale Blenders are designed to meet the requirements of high throughput extrusion lines, large central blending systems and multiple component plastic recycling applications. These blenders can handle up to 12 components with throughputs of 5000 lb/hr (2270 kg/hr) respectively. The 1800 Series blender has a double mix chamber to ensure blend homogeneity in higher volume applications.

The MaxiBatch Weigh Scale Blenders
A single MaxiBatch™ blender utilizes a variety of proprietary dispense methods to enable accurate blending of up to 12 ingredients as either a major or minor component.

The MaxiBatch™ blender accommodates twelve removable hoppers for as many ingredients, each hopper incorporates its own dispensing device designed for precise metering in large quantities.

As in other Maguire weigh blenders, ingredients are dispensed sequentially into a weigh chamber; the batch then falls into a mixing chamber.

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About us

Company details

MAGUIRE PRODUCTS, INC., founded in 1977, is a global technology leader in material management systems for plastics molding, extrusion, and compounding. Headquartered in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Maguire has six production facilities in Aston. The company manufactures:

Gravimetric blenders
Granulators
Liquid color pumps
Volumetric auger feeders
Vacuum dryers
Venturi loaders
Resin dryers
Controllers
Level sensing alarm systems
Networking software

For each of these equipment systems, Maguire has developed its own basic operating concepts, mechanical designs, electronic controls, and software. This proprietary technology has distinguished Maguire equipment from competitors in three ways: accuracy, low cost, and ease of use. One result is that the company is now the world's largest supplier of both gravimetric blenders and liquid color pumps.

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Company data

Number of employees

101 - 500

Foundation

1977

Area of business

Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries

Target groups
  • Plastic product manufacturing
  • Chemical industry
  • Rubber manufacturing / processing
  • Packaging / distribution
  • Vehicle construction / aerospace
  • Electronics / electro technology
  • Construction / building and living
  • Medical technology / precision engineering / optics
  • Sports / leisure
  • Other industries