Belt Conveyor Pelletizing
Available from Maag Automatik, Inc.
The EBG belt conveyor pelletizing system has been specially designed for processing highly filled (> 60 %) and/or friable compounds. The system is fully adjustable, allowing it to be precisely tailored to each individual application.
Instead of being conventionally extruded into a water bath, the polymer strands are extruded directly onto a plastic or steel conveyor belt, which carefully draws the fragile strands to the pelletizing unit. This controlled drawing of the strands while they are still in a molten state prevents breaks in the strands and enables them to be directly fed into the pelletizer, where they are cut into uniform pellets. Depending on the application, the strands may be cooled with air, water or both. Where water cooling is used, the SE air knife can be used for efficient dewatering. In combination with dry cut strand pelletizers from the PRIMO E, PRIMO S or PRIMO Plus series, the integrated system produces cylindrical pellets of the finest quality, ideally suited for further processing.