CENTRAL CONVEYING SYSTEMS
Parts of a central conveying system for material supply
Outdoor silos for large quantities of processing materialIn the long term, silos are the most cost-effective solution for an intermediate storage of plastics when large quantities are processed. We plan and install material silos or day containers in the interior that are optimally adapted to the requirements of material processing.
Conveying line made of V2A stainless steel with bows made of shatterproof glass for changes of direction of the material transportWe design the pipes of the material-carrying lines from aluminium or high-quality V2A stainless steel. As required, the inner diameters are 40, 50, 60 or 100 mm. We lay the pipes along the hall periphery or in floor ducts. For the transport of hard, glass fibre reinforced plastics, we also plan special pipes and bows made of shatterproof glass. This special glass is very resistant to abrasion caused by such materials.
A frequency-controlled rotary claw vacuum pump and a side channel blower generate the vacuum for suction conveying here.Each of our material supply systems is individually tailored to your needs. Whether you are processing bagged goods or your material comes from the Octabin, BigPack or a silo, we calculate the correct suction vacuum for further transport: Side channel compressors are long-lasting and maintenance-free vacuum generators for smaller material conveying systems, e.g. for filling drying containers. We use rotary claw vacuum pumps when longer distances have to be overcome during the material transport. Such pumps, optimally matched, have no equal in efficiency.
Two safety filters protect the vacuum generator installed behind and filter out particles of up to 2 μm from the conveying air
Safety filtersThe KOCH safety filter automatically cleans the dust-laden conveying air and thus protects the vacuum generators installed behind. The body of the safety filter contains a replaceable polyester fleece cartridge filter with a filter surface of 2.5 m², which filters out particles of up to 2 μm from the conveying air of the material lines. An internal cleaning system cleans this filter cartridge after each conveying cycle in a split second. Therefore, no residual dust remains in the filter that can harm the vacuum generators connected behind it. For conveying materials with a very high content of glass fibres, we offer a version with a filter housing made of special glass.
With a material distributor, you can manually guide the material flow to the right plastic processing machine. Each material distributor is tailored to your needs and can be extended without any problems.
Each available material receives its input. The outputs are determined by the materials that you want to process at the same time. Each machine can be connected with each material using quick couplings.
Modern and efficient plastics processing requires a flexible material supply system: It should be possible to supply any machine quickly and safely with any material.
Our patented NAVIGATOR is the right solution. The material distribution system combines simple operation and high flexibility for a fully automatic and residue-free material supply:
- A machine line is connected directly to a material line.
- This way, from 10 to 40 processing machines can be fully automatically and quickly supplied with different materials.
- All operating conditions are recorded and can be output via interfaces.
- Integration into the KOCH visualization software possible
PLC control: A touch panel supports the menu navigation
Central control for your material supply system
The central control unit based on SIEMENS PLC S7 is the brain of each fully automatic material supply system.
The material transport parameters can be entered and changed here via the touch display. All operating data are recorded, stored and can be printed out. Digital interfaces allow a data output as well as communication with external systems, e.g. with the KOCH visualization amd monitoring software.
A touch screen with the visualization software above the cabinet with the central control
KOCH visualization software: Complete process monitoring
The KOCH visualization software allows you to remotely access all components of your material supply system.
The KOCH visualization is a monitoring and process management software for monitoring and controlling the central material supply system of your plastics processing.
The visualization easily exchanges data with your MES or ERP system via your internal network.
A8 material separator with a Z5 intermediate hopper in a central conveying systemMaterial separators (hopper loaders) for your material supply system
A2 hopper loader with a Z1 intermediate hopperThe A2 type is a separator for the smallest material throughputs. Together with the Z1 intermediate hopper, you can convey 5 kg of material per hour. The advantage is obvious in particular when dried but hygroscopic materials are processed: The loss of quality due to moisture is reduced by a short dwell time in the hopper.
A8 type material separatorThe A8 type is a material separator for regenerated and granular pellets, with which you can convey up to 150 kg/h. This hopper loader is reliable, maintenance-free and long-lasting.
A20 material separatorYou can use A20/A30 hopper loaders for plastic pellet transport of 300 kg/h or 400 kg/h. The robust separators are ideal if you need to transport large quantities of material.
A50/A70 BELIKO type hopper loaderThe BELIKO type A50 – A150 material separators are suitable for throughputs from 500 kg/h to 2,500 kg/h of regenerated material and plastic pellets. With this long-lasting hopper, you can transport very large material
TMA8 hopper loaderTM: Alternate conveying of two different materials, e.g. new goods and ground material
The TM conveyors have two material inputs and a mixing valve. You can therefore process ground material immediately and the supplied ground material content does not have to be too high. An integrated control system allows you to set the conveying time as well as the switching over and percentage for both material components.
Förderabscheider TMA30 und TMA20 mit Zwischentrichter Z12
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GLASKO – hopper loader made of special glassThe GLASKO type is a UMP protected series for conveying glass fibre reinforced materials. The conveying container consists completely of 6 mm thick special glass up to the release valve.
GLASKO as a material separator in a central material supply system
When extremely hard material is sucked, the service life is increased a hundredfold compared to conventional conveyors!
Benefits of GLASKO:
- Special conveyor for all glass fibre reinforced materials
- Conveying container made of 6 mm thick special glass
- Very high wear resistance and stability
- Seamless integration in conveyor system possible
- Suitable for the KOCH modular system
- Tool-free cleaning, can be swivelled on our material hoppers made of aluminium castings
- Volume from 10 to 30 litres
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For conveying two materials (TM), GLASKO can be provided with a control system and an external mixing valve made of special glass.
This CKT 500 dry air dryer with 12 drying containers dries the material for 24 injection moulding machines.The polymer dryer as a part of a central material supply system for your plastics processing
- Do your products have to meet the special quality criteria of your customers?
- Do you produce according to prescribed guidelines?
- Do you want to save energy?
Our dry air dryers are suitable for drying all plastics. The dryers can be integrated in the central conveying system.
KOCH-TECHNIK pellet dryer on a platform – a common alternative today to save space.KOCH-TECHNIK dryers offer the following advantages:
- Effective and energy efficient pellet drying
- They dry hygroscopic substances, e.g. PA, PC, POM, LCP, etc.
- With automatic dew point control from -30 °C to -55 °C
- Pre-drying to reach a residual moisture less than 0.02 g H2O/m³
- Mobile or stationary integrated in the central conveying system
- Consultation, planning and installation are based on your possibilities
Material locking With a material lock at the separator, the material or air flow is reliably separated to avoid incorrect conveying.
The material recognition is a simple and safe way to monitor the coupling processes at the material distributor. Incorrect material in the machine is excluded and your material distribution becomes process-reliable – an option that can also be easily fitted subsequently.
Suction valve (UMP protected)
Valves for emptying the material lines. Suction valves are necessary when the pellet drying is a part of your central material supply system.
Through these valves, the material left in the line is sucked off after each conveying cycle.
Barcode capture for material verification
A big step towards process safety is the material verification via barcode capture.
The code on the material is read out via the scanner and the data is sent immediately to the visualization and monitoring system.
- You process only approved material
- Every change of material is documented
- Tamper-proof security for certifications