S&S Plastics, plastic injection moulding and tool manufacturing services provider have installed Intelicare masterbatch dosing units and material loaders.
S&S, who started life back in 1989 have now evolved into a state-of-the-art, 21,000 ft² manufacturing facility with its head office in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
With 27 years’ experience in the industry coupled with being part of the Eurocell Group PLC since 2015, S&S Plastics have become one of the market leaders in their field.
Intelicare have supplied much of the ancillary equipment to S&S for several years, including mould heaters, hopper loaders, granulators, dosing units and conveyors, which are purpose built for specific machine types. These additional dosing units and loaders have contributed to the expansion in production facilities where all the machines at S&S are now equipped with an Intelicare doser, loader and proportional mixer valve.
These DV1-50100 units incorporate brushes motors with integral speed control. The Hall effect sensor (a transducer that varies its output voltage in response to a magnetic field) controls the motor speed to an accuracy within 0.5% of the set point. The result is accurate dosing control contributing to a high quality finished production part.
Other features include:
- A new, automatic microprocessor for automatic operation
- Automatic screw speed calculation after entering dosing parameters
- Automatic or manual work settings with 50 program memory
- Suitable for both Injection or extrusion applications
- The DV series range accommodates throughputs of 0.15 to 25kg/hour
S&S are very pleased with the investment and the performance of the equipment as demonstrated by Paul Connall, Operations Manager who says “The Intelicare dosing units have improved finished product colour consistency and appearance. Intelicare provided us with first class equipment and continue to support us with an impressive after sales service”
Intelicare specialises in the supply and service of equipment used within the plastics processing and other industries. Key product lines include Fluid Temperature Control, Materials Handling and Laboratory Platen Presses