Pneumatic Conveying Application Examples in the Plastics Industry: Vacuum and Pressure Conveying Systems Engineered by Coperion K-Tron

Examples of how to automate plastics processes, such as plastics extrusion and plastic molding, with pneumatic conveying and related bulk material handling equipment. These examples illustrate the range of custom solutions available from Coperion K-Tron for transporting powder and granular bulk materials from railcar unloading to storing and dust collection systems, conveying to feeding, blending, scaling and sifting operations and integration with drying systems.

Series 2400 In-plant Transfer System using a variety of pneumatic conveying systems

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Following are some sample drawings of pressure and vacuum conveying systems that Coperion K-Tron has developed to convey bulk materials for the plastics process industries, such as extrusion and molding applications. They include pneumatic conveying systems for: Scaling, In-Plant Pressure Conveying, In-Plant Vacuum Conveying, Vacuum Sequencing and Rail Unload.

You can see larger views of all the following plastics industry application drawings in this PDF (does not require registration).

Scaling System for Plastics Processes: Polystyrene Application

Scaling system for Polystyrene applicationScaling System:
PS Pellets

3,000 lbs / hr
1 of 2 Sources
1 of 4 Destinations
610 ft H
48 ft V

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Polystyrene Scaling System


In-Plant Pressure and Vacuum Transfer Systems for Plastics Processes

Pressure transfer system Blended PS Pellets and FlakePressure Transfer:
Blended PS Pellets and Flake

10,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
50 ft H
20 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems:
PS Pellets and Flakes

4,700 - 8,500 lbs / hr
Multiple Sources
Multiple Destinations
Various ft H
Various ft V

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Pressure Transfer and Vacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems: PS Pellets and Flakes

Pressure and vacuum transfer system Glass Filled PP RegrindPressure Transfer:
Glass Filled PP Regrind
(System 2)
5,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
450 ft H
40 ft V

Vacuum Transfer:
Glass Filled PP Regrind
(System 1)
5,000 lbs / hr
2 Sources
1 Destination
30 ft H
15 ft V

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Pressure and Vacuum Transfer-2 Systems: Glass Filled PP Regrind

Vacuum transfer and vacuum sequencing systemVacuum Transfer:
Pellet-Powder Blend
10,000 lbs / hr
4 Sources
1 Destination
60 ft H
40 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems:
Pellets and Flake

3,000 lbs / hr
Various Sources
Various Destinations
178 - 250 ft H
15 - 40 ft V

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Vacuum Transfer: Pellet-Powder Blend and Vacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems: Pellets and Flakes 


Rail Unload Systems for Plastics Processes

Truck and Rail Unload system PE and PP pelletsRail Unload:
PE Pellets and PP Pellets

20,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
80 ft H
10 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing:
PE Pellets, PP Pellets and Regrind

2,000 lbs / hr
4 Sources
2 Destinations
100 ft H
25 ft V

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Rail Unload and Vacuum Sequencing Systems: PE Pellets and PP Pellets

Rail unload system vacuum and pressure PE pelletsRail Unload:
PE Pellets

10,000 lbs / hr
1 of 4 Sources
4 Destinations
350 ft H
60 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing:
PE Pellets

5,000 lbs / hr
7 Sources
18 Destinations
150 ft H
20 ft V

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Rail Unload and Vacuum Sequencing Systems: PE Pellets

Rail unload system PolystyreneRail Unload:
Polystyrene Pellets

6,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
500 ft H
20 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing -System 1:
Polystyrene Pellets

6,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
225 ft H
30 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing -System 2:
Polystyrene Pellets

6,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
4 Destinations
350 ft H
60 ft V

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Rail Unload and Vacuum Sequencing Systems: Polystyrene Pellets

Rail unload system PP Pellets and Wood FlourRail Unload:
PP Pellets

15,000 lbs / hr
1 Sources
1 Destination
75 ft H
10 ft V

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Rail Unload System: PP Pellets


Rail unload system PelletsRail Unload:
Plastic Pellets

70,000 lbs / hr
1 of 4 Sources
1 of 2 Destinations
121 ft H
48 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing:
PP Pellets, Regrind, Wood Flour and Color

1,000 - 3,200 lbs / hr
Multiple Sources
Multiple Destinations
Various ft H
Various ft V

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Rail Unload and Vacuum Sequencing Systems: Plastic Pellets


Vacuum Sequencing Systems for Plastics Processes

Vacuum sequencing system HDPE and RegrindVacuum Sequencing:
HDPE Pellets

67,500 lbs / hr
18 Sources
14 Destinations
211 ft H
20 ft V

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Vacuum Sequencing: HDPE Pellets and Regrind


Vacuum sequencing PE and PP pellets, regrind and blendVacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems:
PE and PP Pellets, Regrind and Blend

6,000 - 10,000 lbs / hr
Multiple Sources
Multiple Destinations
Various ft H
Various ft V

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Vacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems: PE and PP Pellets, Regrind and Blend


Vacuum sequencing multiple systems pellets regrind and blendVacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems:
Pellets, Regrind and Blend

1,000 - 3,000 lbs / hr
Multiple Sources
Multiple Destinations
Various ft H
Various ft V

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Vacuum Sequencing-Multiple Systems: Pellets, Regrind and Blend


Vacuum sequencing PE pellets - 2 systemsVacuum Sequencing -System 1:
PE Pellets

8,000 lbs / hr
6 Sources
6 Destinations
300 ft H
20 ft V

Vacuum Sequencing -System 2:
PE Pellets

3,000 lbs / hr
6 Sources
16 Destinations
170 ft H
15 ft V

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Vacuum Sequencing-2 Systems: PE Pellets

vacuum sequencing PP pellets multiple sources multiple destinationsVacuum Sequencing:
PP Pellets

Various lbs / hr
Multiple Sources
Multiple Destinations
Various ft H
Various ft V

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Vacuum Sequencing: PP Pellets

 


 

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