Plastic, as a lightweight, durable, cheap, and easily modified material, is used in our everyday lives; you are bound to see or use at least one plastic product each day. Some of the largest sectors in terms of plastic usage include construction, packaging, and the automotive industry.
In the plastic production process, a multitude of chemicals are used as solvents, initiators, and catalysts. The plastic market is worth billions and continues to grow to this day, because the material is always in demand.
A plastic conveying system is an automated system which moves said material from point A to point B – with point B generally being a single or multiple discharge point(s). Kongskilde Industries recognises the need for a multitude of applications, and thus related solutions, when it comes to the handling of plastics.
Plastic handling in industry requires qualified designs and reliable handling capacities: you can find such products here on our page. We will gladly answer any questions you may have.
Industry applications of plastic conveying systems
Pneumatic conveying increases the efficiency of production and recycling processes, as they simplify and facilitate the rapid transport of relevant materials. The systems must be energy efficient, reliable, adaptable, cost-effective, and operationally safe. Environmental factors, such as energy consumption, also need to be considered prior to installation.
Plastic conveyors are used in a variety of industries, from EPS packaging to thermoforming production. Logically, the range of available conveying solutions must be able to accommodate the range of industries using, manufacturing, or recycling plastics.
Vacuum conveyor systems have many advantages, such as dust control, flexibility, and high capacity. In these systems, materials can be transferred from multiple sources to the processing line using negative or positive pressure in an enclosed space.
In the conveying of plastics, it is important to note material characteristics, such as particle density, shapes, and sizes. Standard components of a plastic conveying system are combined in bespoke customer solutions – contingent on intended purpose.
Related processes: separation and dedusting
In the process of cleaning or recycling of plastics, aspirators facilitate the removal of small sized particles and dust from the granulate or flakes.
Aspirator solutions prove an efficient means of dedusting processed materials or granulated plastic. Usable pellets pass through an outlet of the aspirator, after dust is removed and evacuated. This is primarily a method of quality control.
There are further applications of separation and dedusting in relation to plastic conveying: you can view particular solutions offered by Kongskilde Industries HERE.