Automatik Plastics Machinery to Exhibit at Chinaplas

Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH and Maag Pump Systems AG will exhibit at Chinaplas in Guangzhou from the 20th through to the 23rd of May 2013. Automatik Plastics Machinery will display its popular SPHERO®50 as well as a locally manufactured BAOLI 200 strand pelletizer. The company will be welcoming visitors at stand B71 in Hall 5.1

The new generation SPHERO®50 features a well thought-out design and improved ergonomics with the resulting customer benefits including a quick start-up, permanent process reliability also with difficult products, and an outstanding pellet quality. Its operator-friendly compact design sees all system components mounted on a mobile frame, offering unhampered access from all sides. This significantly eases the cleaning of the machine and product changeovers.

Broad range of applications for the SPHERO®50 underwater pelletizing system thanks to an up to 600 kg/h flow rate capability

Automatik's SPHERO®50 is ideally suited to test plants and technical centres but also smaller production factories with varied pelletizing application options for virgin polymers, masterbatches, compounds, technical plastics, recycling, thermal elastomers, micro-granular compounds, and organic and timber-polymer materials. The SPHERO®50 is capable of handling flow-rates of up to 600kg/h. In economic terms, even significantly lower flow-rates from approximately 70kg/h become profitable (subject to product). The SPHERO®50, the smallest system in the series offers the same benefits as the bigger models while featuring the same functionalities.

Special attention has been given to the new design of the cutter hub and the cutting chamber. Thus the flow characteristics of the pellet inside the cutting chamber have been optimized. The benefits both for the operator and the customer are minimized generation of dust with brittle products, reduced wear with fibre-reinforced plastics, and reduced agglutination with thermoplastic elastomers.

The BAOLI 200 strand pelletizer – a proven Automatik solution at a competitive price

With no less than 500 references in China alone, the BAOLI line of dry-cut strand pelletizers is tailor-made for each application. The machines are manufactured at Maag's brand new Shanghai facility using German technology and the company's expertise to guarantee that the quality standards that distinguish its services and products outside Asia remain in force in China and the region. The BAOLI series is available in three basic machine sizes with operating widths of 100 mm, 200 mm and 300 mm. State-of-the-art cutting tools ensure both a long equipment lifespan as well as very high throughput rates - e.g. up to 3,000 kg/h for PBT or PET compounds. The uncompromising quality standard of the BAOLI pelletizers combines excellent value with very low operating costs. Additional pluses such as quick product changeovers come from the feed rollers and cutting tools being readily accessible, making them easy to clean or exchange. The BAOLI combines reliability, rugged quality, user-friendly operations, and the assurance of a long operating life.

About Maag & Automatik Plastics Machinery

Maag is the worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, and filtration systems for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, petrochemical, and food industries. Maag develops, manufactures, and distributes innovative, customized solutions for complete pump and pelletizing systems – with the expertise based on its long-term industrial tradition since 1910.

Automatik Plastics Machinery has been manufacturing innovative pelletizing systems of the highest quality for several decades. It is the world leader in underwater strand pelletizing systems. That leadership position is founded on state-of-the-art technology and on comprehensive know-how in all pelletizing techniques and pellet forms. The company's longstanding tradition in development, production and global sales and distribution is complemented by comprehensive advice and service backup. Automatik Plastics Machinery is a subsidiary of Maag.

The whole company employs more than 500 staff at its headquarters in Switzerland and its production sites and sales offices in Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Brazil, and the USA and is represented in the markets with its brands "Maag Pump Systems", "Automatik Pelletizing Systems", and "Maag Filtration Systems". Maag, a Dover Corporation Company (NYSE:DOV), is a part of the Pump Solutions Group, itself a business unit of Dover Engineered Systems.

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