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February 25, 2014 - Offering alternative to larger, customizable systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery SPHERO® S is suited for compounding, masterbatch, and recycling applications with medium throughputs, typically between 0.7–3 tons. Pneumatic diverter valves optimize flow channel and facilitate cleaning of cutting chamber, while ergonomic design enables quick changes of knives. In addition, design of cutter head guarantees process integrity by ensuring production of evenly shaped pellets.

Pump Solutions Group (PSG®) to Launch Automatik Plastics Machinery SPHERO® S Underwater Pelletizing System at CHINAPLAS 2014

Pump Solutions Group
1815 S. Meyers Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181

Press release date: February 14, 2014

Shanghai, China – Pump Solutions Group (PSG®), a business unit within Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in the manufacture of positive displacement pumps and related technologies, is pleased to announce that it will be unveiling its new Automatik Plastics Machinery SPHERO® S Underwater Pelletizing System in Booth E1F11 at CHINAPLAS 2014. CHINAPLAS, which annually brings together a wide variety of leaders from the plastics and rubber industries, will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China, from April 23-26.

Automatik’s new SPHERO® S underwater pelletizing system has been specifically designed to be a cost-effective alternative to larger and more customizable systems. The SPHERO® S incorporates a variety of upgrades, making it ideally suited for compounding, masterbatch and recycling applications with medium throughputs, typically between 0.7-3 tons. The major technological advancements in the SPHERO® S include new pneumatic diverter valves that optimize the flow channel and ease the cleaning of the cutting chamber, and a user-friendly, ergonomic design for easy cleaning and quick changes of the knives.

“We are very excited to be debuting the new SPHERO® S underwater pelletizing system at CHINAPLAS 2014,” said Andreas Weidner, China Sales Director for Automatik Plastics Machinery. “Pelletizing is one of the most important steps in the production process of a wide variety of plastic and rubber products, and Automatik pelletizing systems have been designed to integrate perfectly into the production line to simplify operations and maximize output in the most efficient manner possible. The new SPHERO® S will continue this tradition, only now with a simpler and more cost-effective design. CHINAPLAS 2014 is the perfect venue to debut this new system.”

Other improvements to the SPHERO® S include a new frame that allows it to be mounted on a single mobile structure, which guarantees a perfect alignment and a reduced footprint. Starting the system is almost instant, accomplished with a simple press of a button. The water bypass design on the SPHERO® S has also been fine tuned resulting in a speedier start-up. In addition, special attention has been given to the design of the cutter head to guarantee process integrity and ensure the production of evenly shaped, high-quality pellets.

To learn more about PSG China, please visit

About Pump Solutions Group (PSG®)
Dover’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG®), the global leader in positive displacement pump and supporting technologies, delivers value added pumps and systems that serve customers requiring safe and efficient transfer of critical and valuable materials. PSG features world-class facilities in the U.S., France, Germany, India and China. We are passionately committed to innovative technologies that will positively impact the world for the better; our focus is on providing the expertise you need by delivering tomorrow’s fluid and material transfer solutions today. Additional information is available on the company’s website at
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