PTC 2023 (Pelletizing Training Course)
April 25th and 26th in English language
Start: 2023|04|25 – 08:00 am
Ending: 2023|04|26 – 04:15 pm
Theory and practise at the MAAG Germany plant in Xanten
Hotel Nibelungen Hof, Niederstraße 1, 46509 Xanten
accommodation in the above Hotel Nibelungen Hof in Xanten
everyday pick-up service to our plant (transfers included)!
Group of participants
Responsible operators, foremen, responsible persons for the production, operation, maintenance or persons in charge for the optimization of the underwater pelletizing. The training course program provides information both for new and for experienced employees.
Number of participants
The number of participants is limited to 40 participants. Practical demonstration in small groups with max. 5 participants.
Registrations will be considered in the order of their receipt.
The attendance fee is 1,050 EUR plus VAT per person.
(If there are more registrations of one company the second person will get a discount of 5% and each additional person a discount of 10%.)
The above fee includes:
Hotel stay for one night incl. breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 dinner and refreshments during the breaks, training material and transfer between hotel and technical centre.
Cancellation of the application
We kindly ask for your understanding that in case of written cancellation until 10 days before the PTC date, 10% of the attendance fee will be charged. By later cancellations the complete fee will be charged.
The attendance fee includes the accommodation from the 2023|04|25 to 2023|04|26 in the Hotel Nibelungen Hof, Niederstraße 1, 46509 Xanten
As a matter of course further individual accommodations before and/or after the PTC are possible and bookable (€78,50 per night and person).
Content and learning target
This PTC is organized as a holistic two-day training course around underwater pelletizing and drying. After a review of the complete pelletizing components and drying technology, description of multifarious optimization potentiality at the units follows. Theoretic basics will be supplemented by practical advices. Examples for optimization will be shown and discussed. The compiled results should be reflected by the participants at their own lines later. The face-to-face contact should provide faster support at later requests and/or problems.
Preliminary program: 25th + 26th of April 2023 (mornings) theory:
- Basics melt filter, melt valves and pressure build-up elements
field of application and optimization potentiality
- Basics die plate technology
criteria for selection, type of operation and innovations
- Basics pelletizing technology
functionality, material selection and minimization of wear, innovations
- Basics water system technology
tempering, water filtration and piping, method of resolution, innovations
- Basics drying technology
system overview, functional principle, optimum working points, innovations
- Basics underwater pelletizing of plastics
adequate parameters and operating points, examples, optimizations, innovations
Preliminary program: 25th + 26th of April 2023 (in the afternoons) practice:
- Melt filter, melt valves and pressure build-up elements
examples and explanatory notes
- Die plate technology,
workings at the plate, criteria for handling, operating parameters, minimization of wear
- Pelletizing technology and blades,
tutorial to minimize wear, repairs
- Water system technology,
water filtration and piping, handling, cleaning, repairs
- Drying technology,
cleaning, optimal operating points, repairs
- Trouble shooting,
supported search for typical failures, malfunctions and issues of interruption
- Underwater pelletizing of plastics
consequences of operating points, examples by optimizations at a running line
- Innovations in underwater pelletizing
introduction of new products and comparative results