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Conair Blender Innovations Help Process Difficult Materials

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Side feeders with steeply angled sides help prevent regrind from hanging up and bridging, allowing material to flow easily through an oversized opening at the bottom to a horizontal auger.


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Lift augers are positioned at an angle in the corner of the bin, turning in the opposite direction to move granules up and away from the bottom of the bin.

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ConairTwo new TrueBlend™ blender solutions from Conair, Cranberry Township, PA, can help plastics processors using bottle flake and other difficult-to-feed regrind without costly re-pelletizing.

The two blenders take very different approaches to handling material. For small quantities, Conair TrueBlend blenders can be fitted with side feeders with steeply angled sides that help prevent the regrind from hanging up and bridging, allowing material to flow easily through an oversized opening at the bottom to a horizontal auger that conveys granules into the mixing chamber. For high volumes, Conair blenders use "lift augers" to eliminate bridging problems and promote a free flow of material.

Lift augers are positioned at an angle in the corner of the bin, turning in the opposite direction to move granules up and away from the bottom of the bin. This movement keeps the material loose so it can flow more easily through oversized side gates and into the mixing chamber. Throughputs can range from less than 50lb/hour on model TB45 to 12,000lb/hour on model TB3500. Units can be supplied with up to 12 ingredient bins.

For more information, call 724.584.5500 or visit www.conairgroup.com.