Steve Maguire with the celebratory MicroBlender
Maguire Products, Inc. has announced it is on course to ship its 50,000th Maguire gravimetric blender in the coming months and will mark the milestone with a year long celebration.
The company will start a ‘World Tour’ of events at Chinaplas, due to be held in Shanghai in April, where it will display a unique, copper-plated version of its MicroBlender, the smallest model in its range.
In following months, this celebratory blender will be on display at local events around the world as the company’s agents and their customers mark the milestone sale.
“The Maguire blender is the world’s most widely used gravimetric blender, employed in every type of moulding, extrusion, and compounding process and in markets ranging from automotive to wire and cable,” commented Hubert Nerlich, Managing Director of Maguire Products Asia Pte Ltd.
“When Maguire President and Chief Designer, Steve Maguire, developed the first gravimetric batch blender in 1989, he revolutionised the way raw materials are metered into the plastics processing machine.”
A gravimetric batch blender sequentially dispenses each batch ingredient in its target proportion into a weigh chamber; then, by monitoring each gain in weight of a batch, the blender control makes adjustments to subsequent batches to maintain accuracy and control raw material consumption. The Maguire system holds batch accuracy to within +/- 0.1%, according to Frank Kavanagh, Vice President of Sales for Maguire Products, Inc.
“The Maguire gravimetric batch blender was the first affordable and easy to operate system for precisely controlling the composition of a raw material blend,” said Kavanagh.
“Throughout the industry it has generated substantial savings in material costs and increases in product quality. In combination with control systems and software developed by Maguire, the blender has also made advanced capabilities readily accessible to a wide range of processors, including lot-to-lot accountability and documentation, extrusion yield control, and factory automation.”
Maguire will mark the celebration year with a marketing campaign displaying a special logo and imagery.