Circular vibrating screen for plastic pellets

Manufacturer of color additives maximizes output rates by installing an automated pellet screener in its processing lines
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PINEVILLE, N.C. - Oct. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- For processing industries, the process is everything. While current processes may be sufficient to keep the doors open today, they often can hinder taking business to the next level tomorrow. Having previously relied on operator inspection and hand screeners to check the quality of their color concentrate and additives, Accurate Color & Compounding (ACC) sought a more efficient solution. As a specialist in precision color matching, ACC prides itself in producing custom color concentrate and additives to customer specification, and has the capability of matching, sampling, producing and delivering colorant in the same day when necessary.

However, recent growth had company leaders realizing that productivity would need a boost, particularly in quality assurance, to grow business to the next level. Previously, for quality control the process relied on operator inspection and the use of hand screeners on the production lines. "It was a challenge to efficiently separate material to custom specifications, including precise densities and different pellet shapes," says Jason Yelm, Plant Manager of (ACC). "The inspection process was labor intensive and if any product was borderline, the entire batch was re-processed. For the most efficient material processing, adjustable separation equipment which enabled separation quality of the pellets to be optimized was necessary."

As a final quality check before drying, Yelm trialed on-site at no cost a 40" separator by Russell Finex a manufacturer of Separators, Screeners and Filters with over 85 years of experience. Pleased with the results, he bought the Separator as well as six more he's added to production lines in the last year. "Compared to traditional spring-type Separators, I like the capacity, throughput, and adjustable weight system of the Russell Finex Separator™," says Yelm. "After the trial, it was clear the machine was right for the job."

The switch to modern screening at ACC has not only helped to ensure quality and minimize reprocessing, but also improved operator productivity up to 50%. The new separators have boosted production uptime as well, according to Yelm. "They've eliminated stoppages in our dryer caused by oversize and reduced the need to change die heads by 30 to 40%, minimizing downtime," he says.

The full article is available at: https://www.russellfinex.com/en/case-studies/separating-plastic-pellets-at-accurate-color-and-compounding/

For 85 years Russell Finex has manufactured and supplied filters, sieves and separators to improve product quality, enhance productivity, safeguard worker health, and ensure liquids and powders are contamination-free. Contact Russell Finex today to find out how its separation equipment can optimize your new or existing processing line at www.russellfinex.com

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