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Compact feeding equipment for film edge strips

Compact feeding equipment for film edge strips
In the finishing of blown or cast films, the edge strips on the side of the film are cut off so that consistent thickness of the entire film width is guaranteed. This new RS type of feeding equipment for film edge strips takes the strips in directly, without compressed air, and introduces them to a downline granulator. The film cuttings produced there can then be passed on for further recycling.

This new film feeding equipment features very simple handling and operation enabled through the use of a novel roll intake system. This system adjusts itself during the running process to given and varying film thicknesses. Rest periods or adjustment work by the operator are therefore not required. An electronic control system enables gentle running, as well as complete braking in the event of the entire blown or cast film line standing still.

Edge strips of plastic film widths up to 80 mm width and up to thickness of 4 mm can be fed into the granulator. The intake speed can be continuously regulated with the aid of a frequency converter and therefore adjusted to the production speed of the continuous length film edge strips. Plus, new, extremely precise guide channels enable continuous uninterrupted operation at film web speeds of between 0 to 200 m/minute.

This compact feeding equipment has basic dimensions and may be supplied in single and dual versions, depending on the application purpose. It can also be retrofitted to granulators that have already been installed, and intake rolls are offered in steel or polyurethane (PU) versions.

The power consumption of the drive for the feeding equipment amounts to 0.37-1.1 kW. Grinding performance depends on the intake speed, as well as to the size of the granulator used.

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