Exhibits on Display

ZRD Rotary Valve

In order to significantly shorten delivery times for customers of the Americas market, Coperion K-Tron located in Salina, KS, USA has started the US production of German-design Coperion rotary valves type ZRD in Salina. 4 to 6 week delivery on standard grey cast and stainless steel valves!

The valve is engineered for heavy-duty industrial service with pressure differentials up to 21 psi(g) [1.5 bar(g)] and temperatures up to 212°F [100°C]; higher temp options are available. The ZRD is often used as a discharging and metering valve for conveying products in powder and granular form. The ZRD rotary valve on display will be a 12 in (320 mm) stainless steel unit.

USA-Manufactured Rotary Valve
Coperion Mixer MIX-A-LOT

NEW Pellet Mixer MIX-A-LOT

The new mechanical bulk material mixer MIX-A-LOT ensures particularly efficient, high-speed and gentle homogenization of fed material. The readily accessible and easy to clean mixer is available in three sizes for throughput rates up to 5 t/h, there is also an ATEX version.

MIX-A-LOT bulk material mixer

STS 35 Mc¹¹ Extruder for Masterbatch with T35 Twin Screw Feeder

Coperion has equipped the STS Mc11 twin screw extruder with new features that significantly improve the system’s handling and ease of cleaning. The STS Mc11 has a new base frame design which allows for integration of water manifold and wiring connections for better cleanability without sacrificing accessibility.

The STS 35 Mc11 exhibited at NPE is equipped with a Coperion K-Tron T35 Volumetric Twin Screw Feeder – an economic and reliable solution for metering the color premix batches into the extruder feed opening.

STS Mc¹¹ Compounder

Strand Pelletizer SP 100 pure

The strand pelletizer SP 100 pure is ideal for longtime operation due to robust functions such as the rugged housing for sturdy cutting gap and high cutting quality over the whole working width. The cantilevered bearing design offers easy access and quick cleaning. The vibration insulation and many other useful options such as pellet length regulation, driven upper feed roll, cutting head cooling or transfer signal to the extruder control, which are available for the different pelletizers of Coperion Pelletizing Technology, ensure gentle product handling and best pellet quality.

Strand Pelletizers

Barrel Bore Measurement System for ZSK extruders

Coperion shows a service solution that precisely determines the current condition of the extruder process section barrels and allows early identification of any parts that require replacement. The system provides three measurements in each bore every 5 mm along the barrel length. The maximum value from the three measurement points gives the exact wear status for that specific point along the barrel length. The Coperion barrel bore measuring system has been specifically developed for inspection of the barrel bore without dismantling the barrels. It is available for ZSK extruders from size 40 to 133.

Modes of Pneumatic Conveying Demonstration

A pneumatic conveying demonstration system featuring transparent glass pipe will be a highlight to the booth which will allow attendees to see firsthand different modes of conveying bulk solid material. The unit will be constructed so guests can observe particle flow through this unique and one-of-a-kind system. See for yourself how different conveying methods are especially suitable for premixed materials, materials with high bulk density, materials which are abrasive, friable, or tend to segregate.

Special Presentations: 10:00 am & 2:00 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Smart Flow Meter

In high rate applications, the Smart Flow Meter provides high accuracy feeding, at feed rates of up to 7,000 ft³/h (200,000 dm³/h), combined with gentle handling. In addition to a lower purchase cost than a large loss-in-weight feeder, the SFM offers lower maintenance costs and reduced headroom.

The SFM is often employed in PE resin pelletizing processes, where it accurately and gently feeds the main component, PE powder, into the pelletizing extruder. Typical particle size is approximately 0.02 mm up to 10 mm. The SFM is suitable for free-flowing bulk materials such as powders, granules, chips or fibers.

Smart Flow Meter

Recirculating Conveying System with Bulk Solids Pump (BSP) Feeder Demonstration

The unique Coperion K-Tron Bulk Solids Pump (BSP) feeder will be featured in this working recirculating system, together with a 2415 powder receiver. The running unit will demonstrate unique characteristics of the BSP feeder and the versatility of the Series 2400 vacuum sequencing receivers.


Process Equipment

Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) Demonstration

Coperion K-Tron will present a unique Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system for their high-accuracy loss-in-weight feeders. The main advantages of the new system include improved accuracy and reliability as well as lower initial cost and easier installation compared to traditional mechanical pressure compensation systems. Coperion K-Tron has developed a clever but simple electronic solution for accurate and steady pressure compensation in feeder hoppers and outlets. EPC can be installed on a majority of Coperion K-Tron gravimetric feeders in almost any application.

Electronic Pressure Compensation EPC