Sweden-based Rapid Granulator has launched the LBB 300 series with a low height for handling of sheet and film scrap at Fakuma 2015.
LBB, which stands for Low Built Base, is designed for use in-line with a thermoforming unit, where the machine's low height allows it to be located directly under the output conveyor, saving valuable floor space.
Height of the LBB 300 series is just 600mm (excluding feeder) and it is available in three widths: 900mm, 1,200mm and 1,500mm. The unit can be equipped with a roll feed unit synchronized to the thermoforming line speed, or with a simple tray that collects skeletal frames as they fall from the line.
The modular granulator can also be configured to fit directly under a shredder to provide final size reduction, without the need for the conveyor belt used in common practice for connecting the two units.
Depending on model, the width of LBB 300 series is between 2,000 and 2,300mm, and depth is 700mm. It is designed to handle film and sheet up to 8mm thickness, depending on material.
The LBB 300 series uses a true scissors cutting action to provide clean and precise cutting of sheet and film, and high quality regrind. The rotor on all models is 300mm in diameter, fitted with six, eight or ten blades depending on model size.
The two smaller units have six fixed knives, while the largest has nine. Units can be fitted with motors rated at between 7.5kW and 30kW. Maximum throughput capacities range from 800-1,200kg/h. Output can be transported via a vacuum conveyor straight back to the production line for reprocessing.
All units are fitted with a rotor stand-still guard for operator safety. The two larger units both feature split screens and split screen boxes for extra ease of service and maintenance. The equipment is mounted on a solid stand with castors for ease of movement when required. Basic units weigh between 1,200kg and 1,500kg, depending on size.
"We are really delighted with our latest addition to the extensive Rapid range of granulator solutions," said Bengt Rimark, Sales and Marketing Director at Rapid. "The new LBB 300 series represents what we are all about at Rapid - innovative, flexible and highly-efficient space and cost beneficial granulator systems that meet our customers' needs."