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.

Product overview underwater pelletizing

MAAG | Underwater pelletizing |Compact Lab System

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 [...]

Application: Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Drop pelletizing system | DROPPO® PFS

DROPPO® PFS

The drop pelletizing system DROPPO® PFS is suited to processing low-viscosity melts and fluids with viscosity less than 500mPas. The system can be used in  many ways; for example, for fatty acids, organic waxes, polyalcohols, or [...]

Application: Pharma & Food
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Economically pelletizing processes | E-Series

E-Series®

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 [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Automated underwater pelletizer | EAC

EAC

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 [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Underwater pelletizing system| Flexline

Flexline

The objective of the Flexline System for underwater pelletizing processes: The Flexline machine concept for underwater pellitizing systems is a logical extension of Gala technology. The machine concept permits complex product changes [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Laboratory pelletizing system | LPU

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 [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Underwater pelletizing |Low waste concept

LWCP

The LWCP System concept was designed to allow the user to operate the production waste recycling machine on a continuous basis and to increase output without interruptions from a defined minimum throughput up to the maximum line [...]

Application: Masterbatch • Polymer production
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Manually advanced Underwater Pelletizer | MAP

MAP

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 [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Underwater pelletizer| PEARLO

PEARLO®

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. [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Underwater pelletizing | PEARLOFLEX SYSTEM

PEARLOFLEX SYSTEM®

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 [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Underwater pelletizer | Glass fiber compounds

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 [...]

Application: Compounding • Polymer production
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Underwater pelletizing | SLC

SLC

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 [...]

Application: Polymer production
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Underwater pelletizer | SPHERO

SPHERO®

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, [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production • Recycling
Category: Underwater pelletizing
MAAG | Pharmaceutical Melt Pelletizer | SPHERO® PFS

SPHERO® PFS

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 [...]

Application: Pharma & Food
Category: Underwater pelletizing