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In-line systems

In-line Systems

Drying, conveying as well as dosing and mixing systems with highest accuracy


Process description

An In-line system combines two normally separate value-adding processes into one single process. For example: combining compounding and injection moulding or compounding and extrusion.

Typical end products

High volume long production runs for end-consumer products. For example: vehicle bumpers, plastic sheeting for road construction, automotive components. It is a part manufacturing process and is not based on lot sizes i.e. weight.

Process: Compounding and injection moulding

The raw materials are fed into the heated barrel of a twin screw extruder. Here the recipe will be mixed to achieve a homogenous blend and the molten plastic is fed directly into a melt buffer and then to an injection unit where the melt is forced into a mould cavity. Once the plastic has cooled and hardened the mould opens and the part is ejected.

Compounding and extrusion

The raw materials are fed into the heated barrel of a twin screw extruder. Here the recipe will be mixed to achieve a homogenous blend and the molten plastic is fed directly into a secondary screw or gear pump where the melt will be forced through a die producing a product with a fixed cross-sectional profile.

Typical materials being processed

Use of raw polymers in granular form, regrind and compounds but also powders, fibres, liquids and gases.

Description of motan system/equipment used

Drying, conveying as well as dosing and mixing systems with highest accuracy.

Typical dosing & mixing units

Highly accurate, complex and flexible loss-in-weight dosing & mixing systems (GRAVIPLUS, C-FLEX ER, C-FLEX M, CT and CV units).