WADSWORTH—Goldsmith & Eggleton Inc. has introduced its new raw materials handling line, part of the company's modernization initiative following last year's renovation of its polymer laboratory facility.
The line will provide a high degree of automation to the process, G&E said, eliminating much of the hand labor involved in material preparation common in a recycling/reprocessing facility.
"At G&E, we are excited to continue innovating with this new line, and to continue creating solutions that offer our customers value, quality and a competitive edge," said Rob Eggleton, business manager for elastomers at Channel Prime Alliance, another Ravago company.
The new line begins with an automated size reduction of feedstock before it is introduced into the reprocessing equipment. The feedstock is conveyed into weight loss feeders controlled precisely by a programmable logic controller (PLC) providing better product management to meet customer specifications, G&E said.
The polymer is then conveyed through an internal mixer, homogenized, dewatered and filtered. Finally, all material is conveyed to an automated, PLC-controlled baler and bale wrapping station.