What is a granulator?
This is a recycling machine for the crushing of workpieces. They are based on the principle of granulators. The cut is made according to variants of the scissors-bevel cut principle. Two blades make a combination of rollers closely similar to the legs of scissors for cutting. There are different types. This can be a recycling plant for the laboratory, as an accessory or as a stand-alone unit. The most common rollers are toothed rollers, central rollers, chunk rollers and without rollers are punched grid and edge strips common.
What is it used for?
Pure batches often have features such as colors, adhesive residues and many more. The aim is often to be able to use engineering plastics again in the first sales market. A useful separation method for comminuting the material is granulating. Thus, a granulator is an important part of the recycling process.
What properties does a granulator have?
There are granulators specializing in the processing of foils, sheets or tubes. Different is often the final product. Frequently, such a machine produces flakes or regrind. Depending on the specialization, a starting product may also come out, such as the granules of PET bottles, which can be used for 3D printers.
Which types of material are processed with these machines?
The purpose is to safely granulate all engineering plastics or natural products. Engineering plastics are ABS, PE polyethylenes, polyazetylenes with PA, PA 6, PA 66 GF, rare PC, in food very often PP, PET, PVC and POM, these include PU, EPS, EPDM or EVA, from other applications PBT, PEEK, TPS. The PMMA is often recycled in sheets or foils. TPE, TPU complete the list for a recycling plant.