HOSOKAWA ALPINE Aktiengesellschaft Recycling & Granulators Division of Augsburg at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair
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HOSOKAWA ALPINE Aktiengesellschaft Recycling & Granulators Division

Peter-Dörfler-Str. 13-25, 86199 Augsburg
Germany
Telephone +49 821 5906-0
Fax +49 821 5906-101
info@alpine.hosokawa.com

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K 2019 hall map (Hall 9): stand C56

Fairground map

K 2019 fairground map: Hall 9

Contact

Andrea Roth-Schnetzer

Phone
+49 821 5906 243

Email
a.roth-schnetzer@alpine.hosokawa.com

Bernd Kneisl

Phone
+49 821 5906 415

Email
recycling@alpine.hosokawa.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
  • 03.01.003  Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.006  Pelletizers

Pelletizers

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.009  Compounding lines

Compounding lines

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.010  Recycling plants
  • 03.01.010.01  Recycling plants for sorted waste

Recycling plants for sorted waste

Our products

Product category: Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

Ultraplex 1000 UP fine impact mill - Versatile size reduction system with interchangeable grinding elements

With the Ultraplex 1000 UP fine impact mill, Hosokawa Alpine – one of the leading suppliers on the sector of process technology and film extrusion – will show a versatile mill for the size reduction of soft materials to 3.5 Mohs' hardness. Dependent on the feed material, the fine impact mill can be equipped simply and quickly with different, interchangeable grinding elements. "Flexibility in production plays an increasingly important role. The interchangeability of the grinding elements is a significant advantage for users", reasons Bernd Kneisl, Operations Director of the Recycling and Granulator Division in Hosokawa Alpine's process technology business segment.

Equipped for any task

The 1000 UP can be employed as a beater mill without sieve but with beater disc, swing beater or plate beater grinding unit for operation with grinding tracks or sieve rings. In the plastics industry, this versatile mill can really show its true mettle above all when it comes to the fine grinding of polyamide, PVC PTFE or PE. Dependent on the grinding element, fineness values in the range of approx. 50 µm to 5 mm are achieved. Just as extensive as the equipment of the fine impact mill are also the available designs: dependent on the customer's individual requirements, the 1000 UP can be delivered with a cast housing made either of mild steel or stainless steel.

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Target Products
Film/Sheet

Hot Topics
Circular Economy

Product category: Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

Compact-Line Granulator 90/200 CL Smart granulator from Hosokawa Alpine sets new standards

With the Compact-Line Granulator 90/200 CL, Hosokawa Alpine – one of the leading suppliers on the sector of process technology and film extrusion – will present a modular granulator for recycling plastics of all kinds at this year's K Show. The current generation of this proven mill has been systematically refined and now offers a great diversity of equipment features in the standard version. With a throughput rate of approx. 4000 kg/h, the Compact-Line Granulator 90/200 CL speaks for itself with its higher performance at reduced energy requirement, and has become increasingly popular in the branch for comminuting thin film.

High quality and reliability

"The focus in R&D was on maximum suitability for everyday use and high customer benefits", informs Thomas Bäßler, Head of Sales & Projects in the Recycling and Granulators Division of Hosokawa Alpine's process technology business segment. The patented Alpine cross-scissor-cut rotors guarantee, for example, an optimum material intake and distribution and enable the economic comminution of plastics. The cutting knives also possess a generous regrinding potential, which in turn leads to a reduction of the requisite spare parts. The electrohydraulic opening mechanism for mill top section and screen support enable quick and comfortable access to the rotor and cutting chamber. Downtime due to cleaning procedures is reduced to a minimum thanks to the intelligent machine design.

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Target Products
Film/Sheet

Hot Topics
Circular Economy

Product category: Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

Polymer-Line PL-XS 45/100

Hosokawa Alpine, one of the leading suppliers on the sector of process technology and film extrusion, will present the Polymer-Line PL-XS 45/100, a compact granulator for the economic size reduction of large-volume and bulky plastic products at this year's K-Show. Thanks to its special cutting chamber geometry, the granulator has excellent product intake and size reduction properties. "The ingenious cutting chamber design also ensures quiet machine operation, as the result of which the instances of feed product being ejected from the machine are reduced to almost zero", says Jörg Krause, Head of Engineering of the Recycling and Granulators Division of Hosokawa Alpine's process technology business segment.

Low-dust comminution

Another highlight of the Polymer Line is the hydraulic opening mechanism for optimum access to the cutting chamber. The cross-scissor-cut rotor developed by Hosokawa Alpine guarantees energy-efficient and low-dust comminution. The optional sound insulation reduces the noise emission during operation. Due to their characteristics, the mills of the PL-XS product line can be used both as ancillary mills and as central mills. The manifold possibilities of adapting the machine to the respective feed product emphasise the universal application.

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Target Products
Film/Sheet

Hot Topics
Circular Economy

Product category: Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

Polyplex PPC 50/120 unites a shredder and a granulator in one single machine

"With the Combi-Grinder Polyplex PPC 50/120, a new development from Hosokawa Alpine, granulator fineness values are achieved in just one step. The joint drive makes the size reduction far more energy-efficient", says Josef Zöttl, creative mind and Senior Sales Manager in the Recycling and Granulators Division of Hosokawa Alpine's process technology business segment. At the K-Show, the new machine concept for the size reduction of plastic materials of all types will be presented for the first time. The unique factor: the machine has a vertically arranged rotor with a top-mounted shredder and the granulator section underneath.

Unbeatable flexibility

The machine's concept is quite simple: basically, shredder and granulator are combined to form one machine. With the aid of an intake unit, the feed material is automatically dosed and charged to the shredder-granulator combi. The feed rate can be individually adjusted to suit the problem specification. After passing through the shredder section, the pre-comminuted material falls into the granulator section and is comminuted there to granulator fineness. The Polyplex is especially suitable for in-house recycling. Thanks to its unique design, different plastic parts such as reject housings, sprues and purgings can be charged together. The vertical design of the mill also brings advantages when cleaning, enabling extremely easy access to the rotor and cutting knives. This guarantees not only fast cleaning but also significantly reduces downtime.

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Product category: Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

Rotoplex 50/80 Reliable and high-performance recycling of plastic waste

The efficient recycling of production waste within the framework of a closed material circuit is becoming increasingly important. Hosokawa Alpine, one of the leading suppliers in the field of process technology and film extrusion, sets standards here thanks to its decades of experience. The Rotoplex model from the granulator product line has proven itself to be particularly successful for the reliable size reduction of all kinds and shapes of plastic waste. This classic granulator from Hosokawa Alpine is constantly refined and improved and makes its mark even in the current seventh generation by virtue of its reliability and top performance.

High cutting performance at low energy consumption

The high-performance granulator is characterised by its robust design in high-grade spheroidal graphite cast iron in GGG 40 quality, the positive connection of the stator knives as well as a solid and efficient cast rotor. "Besides a sharp cut, our patented cross-scissor-cut rotor guarantees a verifiably reduced energy consumption of as much as 20 per cent compared with conventional cutting techniques," underlines Bernd Kneisl, Operations Director of the Recycling & Granulators Division of Hosokawa Alpine's process technology business segment. Above all when high cutting performance is called for, the Rotoplex granulator – as for example the exhibited 50/80 Ro – shows its true strength. Dependent on the material and screen perforations, the granulator achieves throughput rates of up to 1000 kg/h.

Intelligent machine design

Over and above the high cutting power, the Rotoplex 50/80 Ro has numerous other design features which guarantee immediate benefits to users. Once the top section has been opened, the cutting chamber is easy to access. Which means that cleaning procedures as well as knife or screen exchange are quick and uncomplicated. This serves to prevent long periods of downtime. In addition, the special shaft bearing prevents penetration of the product into the bearing as well as the ingress of excess lubricant into the cutting chamber.

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Target Products
Film/Sheet

Hot Topics
Circular Economy

About us

Company details

 
Hosokawa Alpine Aktiengesellschaft – Company Profile

Hosokawa Alpine is an innovative global leader in machine and system engineering and has its headquarters in Augsburg as well as a branch in Leingarten (Baden-Württemberg). The company also has several subsidiaries at home and abroad. Within its two business segments, namely process technology and film extrusion, Hosokawa Alpine builds and installs machines and systems for customers from all over the world. The company has a total of around 750 employees and generated an annual turnover of some 211 million euros in fiscal year 2017/2018. The company turnover outside Europe is around 50 per cent and the export quota totals around 80 per cent. The company has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese Hosokawa Micron Corporation since 1987.

We shape the future today by developing the cutting-edge solutions of tomorrow

The core competence of Hosokawa Alpine is the manufacture of machines and systems for processing powders, granules and bulk materials as well as systems for producing and processing blown film. As a technology leader, the company maintains application test centres for both business segments in which trials are carried out for customers. The process technology segment has a 3000-m² test centre in which trials for both dry and wet processing can be carried out with 60 machines and systems. In the film extrusion test centre, the latest film blowing and orientation lines spread over an area of 1000 m2 are available for customer trials.

The entire R&D environment is always at the forefront of technology. With the ExVis software package in the film extrusion division, Hosokawa Alpine focuses on the potential of digitisation. With this tool, the current process parameters can be monitored and controlled constantly, thus increasing the availability of the systems. With its remote customer service, the process technology business segment also offers a solution which ensures optimal usage of the digital process data. Hosokawa Alpine relies increasingly on the possibilities of virtual reality for system design and engineering. The technology increases the efficiency of the design phase and delivers an early and tangible plan of the projected system.

Powder and particle process technology business segment

For over 120 years now, Hosokawa Alpine has been designing and building process technological machines and systems for processing powders, granules and bulk materials as well as for manifold recycling jobs. The company has a comprehensive product portfolio – from mills and shredders to classifiers. Besides machines for size reduction, the powder and particle process technology business segment also offers solutions for compacting technology as well as laboratory equipment for particle analysis. The systems are employed in a host of different industrial branches. Every customer has individual requirements. This is why Hosokawa Alpine supports its customers as a system partner from the design and development stage right up to installation of the turnkey system. To ensure optimum customer support, the powder and particle process technology business segment is split up into seven divisions: chemicals, minerals & metals, pharma & lab, food, recycling, compacting

technology and Blueserv. At the same time, the individual divisions benefit from the synergetic R&D effects.

Film extrusion business segment

Hosokawa Alpine's film extrusion business segment is one of the world's leading suppliers of machines designed for the production of blown film. The company supports its customers throughout the entire project – from the design and development phase right up to installation. Hosokawa Alpine's blown film lines and monoaxial film orientation systems are employed for numerous applications and are known for their high economic efficiency and flexibility. With the Hosokawa Alpine machines, customers the world over produce among other things industrial packagings as well as packaging for fresh produce. Besides mono-layer lines, the company also builds multi-layer blown film lines. Although the standard today are 3-layer lines, the company also produces processing lines for 5-, 7-, 9- and 11-layer blown film. As a result, packaging with optimal mechanical and optical properties tailored to market needs can be produced.

Sustainable investments in Germany as a business location

Hosokawa Alpine makes long-term investments in its locations. Since 2008, around 30 million euros have been invested in new production and assembly buildings at the company headquarters in Augsburg. To manage the continuous growth in demand, the company intends in the coming years to expand its logistics infrastructure. To this end, around 20 million euros will be channelled into modernisation of the company headquarters as well as construction of a new logistics centre on the premises of Augsburg's freight handling hub. From 2019 onwards, the company will be able to make use of 22,000-m² warehousing and handling areas. With the new logistics centre, Hosokawa Alpine places a stronger focus on environmentally friendly transport by rail.

How it all started

The history of Hosokawa Alpine begins with Otto Holzhäuer in the year 1898. Right from the beginning, the company was strong in the field of mechanical and process engineering. In 1903, a patent was granted for a universal size reduction machine which went by the tradename "Triumph". In 1909, the company changed its name to "Alpine Maschinenfabrik-Gesellschaft m.b.H.". The name Alpine is derived from the Alps, and reflects the aspirations of the company to excellence and peak performance. The film extrusion division was developed in the mid-1950s. In 1987, the company was taken over fully by the Hosokawa Micron Corporation with headquarters in Osaka, Japan, and the company name changed to Hosokawa Alpine Aktiengesellschaft. Since then, the company has developed very successfully.

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