Automatic Strand Conveying System (ASC)
Coperion‘s automatic strand conveying system (ASC) ensures fully automatic transfer from die head to pelletizer. Designed to work in conjunction with Coperion's two largest strand pelletizers, the SP 500 HD and the SP 700 HD, this conveyance system is likewise available in two sizes: the ASC 500 for throughput rates of up to 3.5 t/hr and the ASC 700 for up to 5 t/hr.
The conveying system automatically guides the extruded strands via a cooling water chute and downstream conveyor belt into the feed mechanism of the pelletizer. A likewise automatic start-up mechanism facilitates the start-up operation, while any possible machine malfunctions caused by broken strands are avoided by the system's ability to rethread the strands.
Coperion's new automatic strand conveying system may be used for a broad spectrum of materials. It is equipped as standard with a vertical adjustment permitting different points of strand placement on the water chute depending on the material being processed.
Advantages at a glance
|Automatic strand conveying system without manual operation|
|Self-lacing of broken strands avoids any possible machine malfunctions|
|Reduced complexity of the system and the low rate of wear|
|Specially developed die head ensures completely uniform extrusion of the strands across the entire width of the extrusion die|
|The modular design permits flexible and rapid adaptation to the requirements of the process|
|Wide operating flexibility due to adjustable cooling length|
|Strand pelletizing ensures an extremely gentle treatment of the product, as it operates with much lower pressures|