The SX granulator series are designed for extreme high throughput applications including film, banding (tangled), tape (bundled), PP big bags, crates, hollow containers and BOPP/BOPET/PP on-line and off-line film extrusions.
The SX Series can achieve up to 15 tonnes throughput per hour when utilising an 800mmø x 2,000mm wide rotor drive by a 315 kW drive train (dependent upon screen size).
The SX Series rotor and stator knives are arranged in a ‘V’ (chevron) formation to produce a true shear cutting action for a clean and uniform granulate.
The double angle cut results in reduced energy consumption and sound output, whilst minimising heat build-up in granulate.
SX knife adjustment is completed outside the granulator, making knife changes safer and up to 60% faster than adjusting knives inside the granulator. The adjustable knife mechanism sets the correct clearance between rotor blade and screen reducing friction and thermal stress on the process material.
A key component on any granulator are the bearings and the SX features bespoke solid steel bearing housings, which offer more reliable service (eliminating the risk of housing fracture or breaking under heavy shock loads) when compared to cast bearing housings. As the housings are offset this prevents dust, fines and/or granulate from fouling bearing (a common issue on granulators fitted with flange mount bearings), which also minimises sound and operating temperature.
As well as operational efficiency the SX Series have been designed for reduced service and simple maintenance. Improved rotor designs eliminating the risk of rotor knives lifting or becoming loose during heavy shock loads and straight sharpened knives which require no special sharpening assemblies.
The SX rotor knife bolts are attach to a removable threaded clamp meaning no unnecessary drilling and tapping to repair stripped rotor flight threads and for extremely high impact, abrasive, applications the fully welded, easy access, ‘clam shell’ housing can be equipped with replaceable wear plates.
- Extreme high material throughput
- Space saving, compact design.
- Optimized cutting arrangement, for efficient energy consumption.
- Low noise level, from double-cross cutting knife configuration
- Easy maintenance and cleaning, with ‘clam shell’ opening.
- Minimised service down time, external adjustment jig for pre-adjusted knife arrangement.