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Orbetron Applications

These applications represent a snapshot, of how Orbetron has improved our customers processes. We know you have a choice in Feeding and Material Handling equipment, but let Orbetron review your requirements and offer you the right solutions for your process.


Application O-08073

Industry

PVC Profile

Requirement

Customer wanted to upgrade 3 extrusion lines to a gravimetric feeder to feed their PVC dryblend mix of material into a twin screw extruder. The current volumetric feeder that was included with the extruder was not accurate enough. In addition the customer wanted to add regrind material about 1/4" in size as required. This was to be tied into the main feeder but only wanted volumetric control.

Orbetron Solution

Supply our single gravimetric feeder with our O2S single controler to replace the original OEM supplied feeder. This feeder would feed the dryblend of material. We added and integrated our standard Orbetron 200 Series disc feeder to feed the regrind material. the controls were integrated into the O2S controller for control of both units. We supplied our standard ethernet Modbus TCP communication protocol to allow the customer to accuractly aquire material information on a minute to minute bases for their material management.


Application O-07167

Industry

Compounding

Requirement

Capability of feeding up to 7 ingredients into a twin screw compounding line with the option of an 8th component for future consideration. Needed to have quick change capability for the minor ingredients. Consist of 2 major components for pellet material and 5 minor components that need to be able to feed powder or pellets.

Orbetron Solution

Orbetron supplied an 8 component Loss-in-Weight continuous blender feeding into a twin screw compounding extruder with 2 main ingredients and 5 minor ingredients with a maximum line rate of 500 lbs/hr. For the minor ingredients due to the low rates used the Orbetron lab feeders that can switch from a single to twin screw feeder by removing the feed section only.

Included 

Refill with valve, surge hoppers, mounting of vacuum receivers tied into the same stand for 4 components

Mount to extruder throat

Digital load cell technology

Controller with touch screen HMI

Quick exchange single and twin screw lab feeders


 


 

Application O-08938

Industry

Plastics - Specialty Film

Requirement

Improve the accuracy & consistency of each material feeding into the single screw extruder, with a feedback control from the melt pump.

Orbetron Solution

Orbetron supplied a 6 component Loss-in-Weight continuous blender for a single screw extruder with 2 main ingredients and 3 minor ingredients. 

Included 

Refill with valve, surge hoppers, mounting of vacuum receivers tied into the same stand

Built to accommodate headroom issues

Digital load cell technology

Controller with touch screen HMI


 


Application O-033

Industry

Chemical - Carbon Black

Requirement

Supply a bag break station that is sealed to convey carbon black powder from a 50 lb bag to a transfer container. to a refill system on an Orbetron feeding device for feeding into a process. Can not have carbon black dust contamination

Orbetron Solution

Design a bad dump station with an bottom side sealed transfer container which can be transfer by hand.   

This included

10 cuft capacity

All 304 SS construction

Glove access to bag through front door

Special split butterfly valve discharge for bag dump station

Special split butterfly valve for container

Special split butterfly valve for feeder refill

Hood construction for dust removal

Sealed side port for disposal of bag into a garbage bag

Casters for easy removal for cleaning in separate room

 


Application O-074

Industry

Chemical

Requirement

Supply a bag break station with auger to convey bulk material from a 50 lb bag into 2 melting processes. Easy to clean.

Obertron Solution

Design a bad dump station with an auger feed to the process  

This included

10 cuft capacity

All 316 SS construction

Bottom access bolted cleanout door

A/C motor with VFD for control of auger RPM

Hood construction for dust removal

 


Application O-081

Industry

PVC Based Product

Requirement

Upgrade a 3rd party gravimetric blender from a single screw feeder to a twin screw feeder.

Material that is in powder form would over time stick to the single screw flights and reduce the output of material feed in to the extruder.  

Orbetron Solution

Install a twin screw feeder, Orbetron OT36 with special concave screw design for a high throughput rate.

This included

A mounting stand for the OT36 that allow the customer to slide in and out of collection hopper for easy cleaning during material change overs. 

A/C motor with VFD for control of feeder RPM

Transition cover between feeder hopper and weigh hopper

 

             


 

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