NPE 2015– Conveying systems in the Spotlight
Reduce waste and increase productivity with the new METRO G material loaders. motan, Inc. brings its innovative METRO G to Orlando. METRO G, developed by motan engineers, combines the latest technologies from Colortronic and motan and also enhances those systems with a number of new features. Our METRO G is the most comprehensive and flexible material loader on the market today. METRO G's modular building block system allows users to configure and create the optimal material loader for any application. For example, a standard material loader unit can be expanded into a clean room version just by adding special vacuum diaphragm valve. A dust removal module provides for fine dust removal at the material loader, essential for some critical engineering plastics where absolutely no dust is allowed to enter the process. The system can also be fitted with modules with a tangential material inlet to provide a cyclone effect for processing those materials where a more coarse dust separation is required. METRO G allows users to configure the right material loader for their specific application.
The new METRO G loaders can work in conjunction with the compact METROLINK material selection system that produces the correct material/machine connection – quickly, reliably and without risk of confusion or contamination. Fixed material pipe connections provide for the highest level of operational reliability, right up to the next material change. The system is automatically purged before every material change, guaranteeing the material loader on the machine conveys contamination-free. The system also automatically takes care of setting up and monitoring the material path, making error impossible. Each METROLINK unit allows a maximum of 32 processing machines to be fed, with up to 16 different materials.
motan, Inc.'s aptly-named SilentLine is a double walled material feedline system which guarantees minimum noise reduction of 12 dB(A), this equates to a 50% reduction in noise. And when combined with motan's gentle material conveying IntelliFlow, the system can even achieve additional sound reduction of up to 6 dB(A). SilentLine also detects leaks in material lines, allowing affected pipe sections to be easily identified and replaced. Another SilentLine advantage is that the system makes efficient use of thermal energy – the double walled pipeline provides an insulating effect which causes dried material to be cooled less quickly during the conveying process.
ATTN and ETA plus® - a useful combination
ATTN keeps the dew-point constant, ETA plus® controls the air volume and the drying temperature. The combination of ATTN and ETA plus ® is possible and makes sense, since the control of air volume and the automatic adjustment of the temperature optimally supports proper drying at a constant dew-point. This reduces the risk of over-drying of plastic granulate at extremely low dew-points. ATTN and the ETA plus® energy-saving technology complement each other perfectly.