Product and system highlights at K 2019
We presented the international trade audience of the plastics industry a wide variety of products from our four fields of competence Pump & Filtration Systems, Pelletizing Systems, Pulverizing Systems, and Recycling Systems. Our product brands AUTOMATIK, ETTLINGER, GALA, MAAG, REDUCTION, and SCHEER were represented with their fresh new products:
Pump & Filtration Systems field of competence
- MAAG displayed various pumps from von extrex® and vacorex® of the x6 class along with the filters CSC-HMA, ESC-BF, and FSC-OEM .
- ETTLINGER was represented by the melt filters ECO and ERF.
The new generation of MAAG gear pumps of the extrex⁶ class once again extends the field of application by enormously improving volumetric efficiency even at higher speeds, but without higher temperature input in the product. The pressure build-up capacity of the pump at low speeds is significantly increased; thus, the window significantly extended from the minimum to the maximum delivery rate. The output may be adjusted exactly to customer-specific requirements.
The filter systems received the most interest. We received much response for the ESC-BF, a backwash filter for film extrusion for the use of regenerates. The demand for ETTLINGER’s melt filters for plastics recycling in the post-consumer sector was equally intense. Special attention was given to the completely newly developed high-performance ERF 1000 melt filter for particularly high throughput in plastics recycling. “No one else can do that right now,” was said frequently by many of the trade show visitors at the booth.
Pelletizing Systems field of competence
- AUTOMATIK presented the PRIMO E and PRIMO FC along with the PRIMOPlus flex, which is also compatible with SCHEER rotors.
- GALA introduced the PEARLO®, CYCLO®, and – totally new – GALA Color & Pellet Control.
The Pelletizing Systems field of competence at the MAAG Group booth received very heavy traffic. Alaaddin Aydin, Vice President Maag Germany, summed it up this way: “With two products, we have absolutely met the current needs of the industry. The PRIMO FC, which enables rapid cleaning, quick maintenance, and quiet operation, generated a good deal of interest. In addition to the promise ‘Fast Clean, Fast Change,’ this new strand pelletizer, further features have been incorporated; namely, the adjustability and readability of the cutting gap from outside, a cutting head housing that can swivel in three axes, and smart condition monitoring of the machine. Our GALA Color & Pellet Control is a real innovation for the industry. With the three core services ColorControl, ColorDosage, and automatic sampling, the product is a highly innovative solution in the area of color management and quality control for the ever more demanding plastics extrusion, compounding, and recycling industry. Better control means better raw material, a clear reduction in waste and rejects, and fewer complaints. That is an effective contribution to sustainable production. In general, the topic of networking and Industry 4.0 was a much discussed topic in all discussions with the international trade audience. Our products from MAAG Group impressed everyone as they are equipped with information technology and the corresponding interfaces.”
Pulverizing Systems field of competence
- REDUCTION was represented by the pulverizers REX Powder and COLORex.
The pulverizer REX Powder can be used versatilely for powder samples of the highest quality or for small batches. The system serves a wide range of materials, from technical polymers to rubber, adhesives, recycled materials, pharmaceuticals, and foodstuffs. The COLORex Mixer is impressive as an excellent alternative to conventional high-speed mixers, the cleaning and maintenance of which is time-consuming and expensive. Natural raw pellets, pigments, and additives can be homeogeneously colored directly from the powderizer.
Recycling Systems field of competence
- MAAG Group Recycling Line
By showing our Recycling Line at K 2019, we demonstrated that we have the right products and corresponding integrated systems for demanding recycling challenges and for the demands of sustainable closed-loop recycling. The new director of Recycling Systems, Volker Neuber, is driving forward the strategic focus of the recycling business in MAAG Group, as the need for recycling solutions in the plastics industry is steadily increasing and represents enormous potential for growth.