The range of Maguire blenders from Summit Systems
Summit Systems is celebrating 25 years of successfully selling gravemetric blending technology to the UK market.
The Tamworth-based ancillaries supplier first introduced the Maguire range of blenders in 1990 and have since sold and serviced some 3000 units in the UK.
A recent trial with a global automotive component manufacturer used a Maguire WSB220 blender designed to accurately test throughput and return on investment.
The trial was carried out by manually loading the virgin and regrind TPE material into the appropriate material hopper of the blender. Material flow rate was then calculated and the components blended to determine the throughput, and establish if there would be any material issues in a production environment. A total of 22 batches of material were run to ensure accuracy of data.
“When the regrind material level became low it had a tendency to bridge in the material hopper, but we were able to quickly resolve the issue by fitting a MVPR65 pneumatic vibrator on the regrind hopper,” Summit System’s Technical Engineer, Gareth Callow, explained.
“The final throughput calculation on a 50/50 mix was confirmed at 425kgs/hr. At this level of throughput machine payback was made in 10 weeks.”
At the K Show in 2013, Mike Jordan, Summit Systems’ Managing Director, was presented with “Special Parter” recognition by Maguire Europe, for his leadership in introducing the innovative auxiliary equipment technology to the UK marketplace.
Summit Systems currently supplies over 120 different models of Gravimetric Blender, with 150 ex-stock units are currently available in the UK.