Baker Perkins will be attending the Powder Coating Summit at the Westin Columbus in Columbus, OH, October 2-3, 2018.
We will highlight our capability to supply complete turnkey powder coatings systems; feature an innovative feed system increasing throughput; and discuss the upgraded range of MPX powder coating extruders.
Full detail of the event can be found at www.powdersummit.com
Turnkey Systems: From Mixing to Grinding
Turnkey powder coatings systems meet rising demand from the industry for single-source, integrated lines. Baker Perkins is joined by partners providing specialist technology for each part of the process, to offer full, industrial-scale continuous lines for high-quality powder coatings with capacities reaching 2,900 kg/hour (6,400 lb/hr).
Baker Perkins ensures that the capacities and capabilities of all individual units are matched, that mechanical and electrical interfaces are optimized, and that a centralized control system covers the whole fully automated line. Control systems provide clear, at-a-glance visualization of the process, including current status of all major components and parameters.
Continuous processing gives productivity and product quality improvements, overcoming many of the drawbacks of traditional batch processing alternatives that require time, effort and investment. Continuous processing reduces many process stages to one, lowering investment, energy, labor and space requirements with negligible waste.
MAX³ Feed System leads to a throughput increase of up to 30%
A new feed system for Baker Perkins’ powder coating extruders will be featured. The MAX³ features a re-designed feed port and screws to improve flow of material into the extruder barrel and air out of it, which can lead to a throughput increase of up to 30%.
The innovation addresses long-term problems within the industry of restricted output and torque surges caused by material building up in the extruder feed port. This occurs when particles hit the intake screws and ‘bounce’ back into the infeed areas rather than flowing into the machine.
A major benefit is that lightweight, low density materials are handled more efficiently. This eliminates the need for side feeding, reducing capital cost, floor space and running costs: side feeding forces product into the screws causing high levels of wear.
The MAX³ is available with Baker Perkins 30, 40, 50, 65 and 80 barrel diameter extruders and also the MPX24 Integra laboratory and small batch machine.
A patent has been applied for this new development, which can be retrofitted to existing machines.
Upgraded range of MPX powder coating extruders
New features offering increased throughput, a reduction in downtime and remote access for immediate machine evaluation worldwide are included in upgrades to Baker Perkins’ range of MPX powder coating extruders.
These extruders provide continuous production at outputs from 100 to 2,900kg/hour. They are specifically designed for all types of powder coating formulations, including epoxy, hybrids, polyester, acrylics and fines recycling.
There is an extensive list of options. A water cooled motor is quieter and easier to clean than the air cooled alternative. A gearbox condition monitoring system reduces unexpected downtime by providing advanced warning of maintenance needed or impending failure.
A gravimetric feeder provides improved accuracy, and a side feeder is available for low-density materials. For barrel cleaning materials, a purge feeder can be provided, plus a pivoting feeder to assist purge cleaning and calibration.
A new integrated control system has been developed that works with every machine in the Baker Perkins powder coating extruder range. The system includes remote access over the internet via a VPN router. This enables Baker Perkins’ engineers to log in to a machine anywhere in the world for fault-finding, commissioning and software updates.
Options include systems integration of upstream and downstream equipment into a single control point for the line; and integration of optional features such as gearbox condition monitoring and gravimetric feeder data such as machine throughput and specific energy calculation.
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