Underwater pelletizing systems for the plastics industry
Gala and Automatik — two leading brand names in underwater pelletizing systems, centrifugal dryers, and process solutions for the plastics industry — have been offering joint solutions under the MAAG umbrella brand since 2015.
The high product quality and well-conceived detailing of the underwater pelletizers and centrifugal dryers for polymer production and processing guarantee the return on investment demanded by customers. Every single component, spare part, and process control unit is manufactured by experienced employees according to the uncompromising quality standards that make MAAG the epitome of reliability in the pelletizing of polymers.
High-quality solutions for the underwater pelletizing of plastics also include temperature-controlled water systems, process water systems, control systems, as well as various additional equipment including starting switches, band pass filtration, arched screens, grinding tools for die plates, knives, knife heads, non-stick coatings, cutting chamber, bypass piping, quick connectors, and others.
With customized die plates, and specific knife holders and knives, AMN enhances the MAAG Group portfolio with high performance tools for all applications and throughputs. AMN offers unique designs which bring incomparable results for the toughest pelletizing situations.
The PEARLO® underwater pelletizer has been designed to process a wide range of polymers and thermoplastics. PEARLO® works perfectly with our process water system PURO® and pellet dryer CYCLO® and produces first-class spherical pellets. This extremely efficient and flexible system is applied in the production of raw materials, compounds, masterbatches, engineeringg plastics, organic and wood… [...]
Custom Die Plates
At the heart of polymer pelletizing, the die plate is a key component that requires a high level of performance and reliability. With our custom die plates, each part is designed as a unique tool to meet the specific requirements of each polymer production. Developed in close collaboration with our customers and thanks to highly… [...]
The PEARLOFLEX SYSTEM® for underwater pelletizing has been specifically designed to process polymers and thermoplastics and produces first-class spherical pellets. This extremely efficient and flexible underwater pelletizing system is applied in the production of compounds, masterbatches, engineeringg plastics, recyclate, organic and wood polymer composites, thermoplastic elastomers, and more. [...]
LPU® Laboratory Pelletizing System
Gala’s LPU® Laboratory Underwater Pelletizing System is specifically designed for laboratory developmental work, market sampling, and light pellet production on materials such as PE, PP, ABS, PA 6, PA 6.6, PET, PBT, PPO, and more. The system is designed for pelletizing rates up to 100 kg/h (20–220 lbs/hr), depending on the material for underwater pelletizing… [...]
The Manually Adjustable Pelletizer (MAP), a underwater pelletizing application, features a manual adjusting wheel to position the blades against the die plate. This simple blade adjustment design of the underwater pelletizer provides visual blade wear indication and maximum control of blade position. The unique design of the axial advance system replaces the need for a… [...]
The EAC pelletizer for underwater pelletizing offers fully automated control of blade adjustment, positioning, and monitoring, resulting in maximum blade and die face life. Monitoring and adjustment processes are programmed in the Gala PLC controlled system. An optional integrated blade position measuring system for unterwater pelletizer is available, providing indication of blade position and warning… [...]
The Spring Loaded Cutter (SLC) is a cost efficient solution for underwater pelletizing basic polymers at lower rates. The SLC pelletizer uses constant spring pressure to adjust the cutter blades to the die plate, reducing the need for operator attention and underwater cutting. The cutter hub is connected to the motor shaft through a telescoping… [...]
The SPHERO® underwater pelletizing system has been particularly designed to process thermoplastics and produces spherical pellets. This most flexible system for underwater cutting is applied in the production of raw materials, compounds, masterbatches, engineering plastics, recyclate, organic and wood polymer composites, thermoplastics elastomers, microgranulate, hot-melt adhesives, and more. [...]
A value engineered underwater pelletizing system and underwater pelletizing process designed to economically pelletize and dry thermoplastics—polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, rigid PVC, flexible PVC, and more—for polymer production at throughput rates of up to 1,500 kg/h (3307 lbs/hr.) [...]
Pelletizing Systems for Glass Fiber Compounds
In the past, glass fiber compounds were usually produced by strand pelletizing. Recently, however, there has been a clear trend toward underwater pelleting. Wear resistance and optimized machine concepts have shown that high throughput rates and low wear costs are possible for glass fiber compounds from underwater pelletizing systems. [...]
The pelletizing system, thanks to its enclosed design, is ideal for pelletizing carrier/agent combinations in hot-melt extrusion processes and was developed specifically for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. [...]
CLS Compact Lab System
Gala's COMPACT LAB SYSTEM, a underwater pelletizing system is used downstream of an extruder or gear pump for polymer production. Used in laboratory settings and by compounders when underwater pelletizing processes and drying samples of polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, ABS, flexible PVC and other polymers. [...]