After a distinguished career that spanned nearly 30 years at Herbold Meckesheim, Vice President of Sales Siegfried Engel is retiring, as of the end of June, 2018. Since his start in 1989 he has made countless trips to the United States and has visited hundreds of customers in support of Herbold's global sales efforts.
HVT series centrifugal dryers from Herbold USA provide gentle energy saving drying of regrind, especially hollow bodies, PET bottles, polyolefins and other plastics.
Herbold has introduced a new optional force feed mechanism for its popular line of HV Plastcompactor Densifiers used to agglomerate low bulk density material. The resulting agglomerate has a higher bulk density than the source material with improved flow characteristics. According to Herbold, while traditional gravity feeding is appropriate in some cases, it is not ideal for materials like carpet fiber, film or polystyrene.
Herbold USA has announced the availability of a new force fed granulator for size reduction of PET bottles. The Model SMS 100/160-9-2 SB3 features a rotor that is 20% larger than current offerings. The additional size and mass of the rotor allows the granulator to operate at higher throughput rates (up to 7 tons per hour).
Designed specifically for plastic recycling plants, the Herbold Meckesheim Label Remover removes full-wrap polyvinyl chloride (PVC) labels from plastic PET bottles. Until now, removing and separating wraparound labels has been impossible at the prewash stages of bottle recycling, and difficult and costly at subsequent stages. Now, these tightly clinging labels can be removed in a single step, early in the process and without the expense of generating extra steam. This new machine also separates bottles that are stuck together, reducing labour costs for manual separation.
These horizontally-fed granulators are designed to be quieter and more efficient than gravity-fed size-reduction equipment. Designated the SB Series, five new models will granulate containers made of PET and other recyclable plastics at rates of up to seven tons per hour. These units use horizontal feeding screws, which force materials from the hopper to an adjacent cutting chamber at a steady, even pace and result in higher throughput – up to 30 to 50 percent compared to similar-size gravity-fed cutting chambers, according to the manufacturer.