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Quantum gravimetric batch blender

High precision gravimetric blenders

Quantum is an introduction of a radical change in the feeding of injection molding machines and extruders with blends of materials (virgin, recycled, masterbatch and additives). It embodies innovations which contribute to increased production efficiency, thanks to improved design, innovative technologies and high performance components, which translate into real advantages for the customer.
Quantum is utilized in a wide range of applications such as PET Preforms and Bottles, Rigid Packaging, Automotive Components, Technical Parts, Medical Solutions, Thermoforming and Technical Sheets, Flexible Films, Pipes, Profiles, Cables, Fibers and Strapping, Recycling and Compounds.

Its flexibility originates from two extraordinary and singular characteristics:

  • All the surfaces coming into contact with the process material are made of stainless steel, and therefore safely usable also in the most critical environments, such as medical and food and beverage sectors. Smooth surfaces prevent friction and permit uniform treatment of the polymer pellets, preventing the alteration of physical conditions. Quantum therefore safeguards the physical characteristics of the raw material, and thereby the quality of the plastic product
  • Every blender consists of up to 6 dosing stations, easily dismountable for emptying or cleaning. Each dosing station is dedicated to a single ingredient – principal or additive; easy removal therefore facilitates material changes and enables optimal operating conditions to be immediately resumed without contamination with powder or residue. These interventions do not require dismantling of the blender and can be carried out manually by a single operator. The dosing stations can be used across all Quantum blenders in a factory.

Integration with Winfactory 4.0:
The control system is suitable for integration with Winfactory 4.0, an industrial supervisory software operating under an application license developed by Piovan, as a result of consolidated knowledge in various application environments. Winfactory 4.0 can interface all Quantum blenders in the factory with the purpose of: sharing recipes, managing material and production batches, and tracking raw materials; these are fundamental data for product certification, in particular in food and beverage and medical-pharmaceutical environments.

Benefits

  • Immune to vibrations
  • Expandable configuration
  • Portability
  • Quick material change
  • Simplified cleaning operations
  • Perfect homogeneity of the blend
  • For all plastic materials
  • With remote mixer

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Quantum E gravimetric batch blender

Gravimetric batch blenders with continuous extrusion control

This innovative dosing system has been developed to ensure high accuracy and versatility in extrusion processes, enhancing the advantages of both the gravimetric batch technology and the loss-in-weight systems.

Quantum E allows an unsurpassable versatility of use, thanks to 8 dosing stations: each station is added or replaced by a simple mechanical operation without the need for complex maneuvering, completely safe for the operator and for nearby equipment. The Quantum E dosing system has been designed and built in such a way as to enable complete traceability of each component and the repeatability of each cycle. It is also a consequence of the new trapezoidal shape of the dosing gate, which allows further precision when integrated with a rapid unloading device.

The special design of the patented spherical mixer, with double load cells, prepares a totally homogeneous and precise blend of various ingredients.

Quantum E is available in three models – QE200QE600QE1200 – with different initial configurations to meet any application field of extrusion. They are suitable for both single extrusion and co-extrusion lines.

Advanced control system

Quantum E is simple and intuitive to use: control is achieved through a latest-generation PLC system, while a new HMI allows the operator to get a real-time view of the process and all the operating parameters of the total extrusion control.

The control interface is available in 11 languages, with a color touch screen panel – 7″ or 15″ – and allows the management of a system from 1 to 11 layers.

Integration with Winfactory 4.0 and TeleService

Quantum E is ready to be fully integrated with Winfactory 4.0, the new monitoring software for production processes, developed for the Smart Factory of Industry 4.0.

Winfactory 4.0, working with 15-inch touch screen panel, opens the possibility for complete plant management and accurate measurement of material and energy consumption. Another 4-inch color touch screen is embedded in the blender unit to perform the TeleService function, through Piovan’s remote technical support service.

Benefits

  • Gravimetric blending of up to 8 ingredients
  • Double load cells for maximum dosing precision
  • High precision extrusion and weight per meter control with PLC
  • Easy-to-remove mixing shaft for simplified maintenance
  • New patented mixer design for more homogenous blend
  • Configuration for single extrusion and for co-extrusion lines
  • Integration with Winfactory 4.0

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Exacta

Gravimetric dosing unit for micro-dosing

Exacta GV is a new gravimetric feeder for micro-dosing. The integrated advanced control unit performs a complete control of frequency vibrations in order to obtain exact throughput, while an optimized filtering system identifies and neutralizes all the vibrations coming from external sources.

It has a modular construction and each station has an individual control unit based on a PLC BandR; the operator interface is a 7” color touch screen and an Ethernet port is available for the connection with Winfactory 4.0. The number of parameters to be entered has been minimized in order to make the control as intuitive and user-friendly as possible.

A fully customizable material database is included as a standard feature, which means that all the dosing parameters specifically defined for each material can be quickly and easily found for an immediate startup, without risk of scrap.

The new central body of the dosing unit is not just a connecting element; it serves an internal diverting element that allows preliminary testing without any waste of masterbatch. It can readily be connected to a cooling water source in case of low point melting materials. Optionally, an equalization device is available to avoid any risk of overpressure, permitting installation of a drying hopper directly onto the Exacta GV central body. Exacta GV can easily be integrated into any system. There are in fact two versions available for feeding: with Venturi loader or with a support for the installation of a vacuum receiver.

Benefits

  • Extremely compact for a direct installation on IMM or extruder
  • Cleaning operations are very easy and fast thanks to the full accessibility of the internal elements
  • Can be fully integrated in a centralized vacuum feeding system
  • High accuracy and consistency even in case of micro-dosing
  • Easy to use with a user-friendly interface and a “ready-to-start” configuration
  • Flexible: wide range of production applications without the need of any screw or motor-gear change

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Lybra LGR cooled masterbatch metering unit

The masterbatch metering unit for PET applications

The unit can serve up to two independent dosing stations, which can even be of different capacities and be retro-fitted to meet changing production needs.

Each dosing station can be configured for individual capacities ranging from 1 g/sec up to 170 kg/h.

Each dosing station consists of a hopper containing the granules to be dosed and is fitted with a proprietary loss-in-weight control which measures the amount of material carried by the dosing screw to the PET main stream. The mixture is then continuously moved by gravity from the Lybra’s central block to the plasticizing screw of the molding machine.

The dosing auger comes in three different configurations: with single, dual or triple helical shaft, to control low percentage material dosing with a high level of accuracy and repeatability.

Lybra LGR is particularly suitable in all cases where frequent color or production changes are required, which calls for prompt adjustment of operating conditions of each metering station.

Benefits

  • Control and management of masterbatch consumption
  • No dosing variations: 4 times more accurate
  • Advanced touch screen HMI
  • Winfactory 4.0 – PET ready

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Lybra LG continuous masterbatch dosing unit

Continuous weight-loss gravimetric units for masterbatch and additive dosing

Main features:

  • Proprietary loss-in-weight control
  • Angled auger assembly
  • Central block with smooth internal surfaces
  • Brush-less motor with integrated control and closed loop rotation feature
  • Dual load-cell for masterbatch hopper only
  • 2 configurations: 1 station (LG1) or 2 stations (LG2)
  • Dedicated masterbatch loader support bracket

The unit can serve up to two independent dosing stations, which can even be of different capacities and be retro-fitted to meet changing production needs. Each dosing station can be configured for individual capacities in the tens of g/h up to 170 kg/h and is fitted with a proprietary loss-in-weight control which measures the amount of material fed by the dosing screw into the unit’s static mixer.
The unit comprises a microprocessor control system with 7 inch touch screen. A single screen, with intuitive graphical interfaces, enables the operator to control operation of the whole system, compare preset dosing values with actual values, check real-time production values and access all the unit’s functions. Connection to external supervision systems (by means of an Ethernet) means settings can be downloaded and exported, while it also provides optional remote control of the unit.
The dosing auger comes in three different configurations: with single, dual or triple helical shaft, to control low percentage material dosing with a high level of accuracy and repeatability.

Benefits

  • Control and management of masterbatch consumption
  • Elimination of dosing variations: high level of accuracy and repeatability
  • Wide range of capacities
  • Straightforward user interface with 7” touch screen
  • Data logger for consumption totalizers
  • Connection to remote production management systems

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Lybra LV volumetric masterbatch dosing unit

Volumetric units for masterbatch and additive dosing

Main features:

  • Angled auger assembly
  • Central block with smooth internal surfaces
  • Brush-less motor with integrated control and closed loop rotation feature
  • 2 configurations: 1 station (LV1) or 2 stations (LV2)
  • Optional integrated mixer unit
  • Optional specific regrind station 40 dm3

The unit can accommodate up to two independent dosing stations, which can even be of different capacities and be retrofitted to meet changing production needs. Each dosing station can be configured for individual capacities in the tens of g/h, up to 170 kg/h.
The unit comprises a microprocessor control system with 7 inch touch screen. A single screen, with intuitive graphical interfaces, enables the operator to control operation of the whole system, compare preset dosing values with actual values, check real-time production values and access all the unit’s functions. Connection to external supervision systems (by means of an Ethernet) means settings can be downloaded and exported, while it also provides optional remote control of the unit.
The dosing auger comes in three different configurations: with single, dual or triple helical shaft, to control low percentage material dosing with a high level of accuracy and repeatability.

Benefits

  • Elimination of dosing variations: high level of accuracy and repeatability
  • Wide range of capacities
  • Straightforward user interface with 7” touch screen
  • Connection to remote production management systems

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MDW gravimetric batch blenders

The Piovan MDW gravimetric blenders are available in various configurations, which offer a possibility to select the most appropriate hopper capacities and devices to dose and weigh up to 8 granular materials.

The blenders can be coupled with injection and blow molding machines and extruders, covering productions from 30 up to a maximum of 1800 kg/h.

The microprocessor electronic control is characterized by high execution speed and simple setting of the unit.

For operator interface, you can select a simplified keypad or a more advanced new version called Premium Evo, including touch screen panel with bright 10” screen. A single screen provides a summary of all the main information on the blender’s functioning, including the comparison between the set and the real dosing percentages as well as the data of the real-time production of the unit. In addition, it is possible to access additional functions, such as access management and event/alarm management. The blender starts dosing as soon as the percentages of the formulas have been set and reaches the stabilization of the dosed quantities after a few batches only.

The standard configuration includes an Ethernet port and a USB interface to permit the download and consultation of the functioning data off line, for further processing, and the communication with other systems, such as the supervisory Piovan Winfactory 4.0 software. It is a standardized platform which permits managing all the auxiliaries from remote stations. With the Dosing module, Winfactory 4.0 enables consumption calculation of raw materials in order to optimize stock management and management of production jobs with quality certification.

Benefits

  • Maximum flexibility: The unit can be delivered with 2 to 8 modular dosing stations of various capacities (slide gate or screw). More stations can be added later on, in line with the production requirements
  • High dosing precision and repeatability at every single batch: The powerful and quick control system guarantees an accuracy of ± 0.3% with dosing percentages of 0.5% with the slide gate device
  • Perfect mixing of components: The new mixer with semi-spherical shape and a special design of the shaft thoroughly mix the entire mass of granules, without preferential flows or material stagnation
  • Immediate unit-operator dialogue: The control provides a user-friendly and immediate usage, without the need to refer to the manual. The main operative parameters are displayed in a single screen
  • Particularly suitable for applications with machines with repeated vibrations: The fast scanning software and quick adjustment of the blender’s parameters contribute to the blender’s resistance to the vibrations of the processing machine

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MDP volumetric dosing unit

Volumetric dosing units in a flexible configuration

Single or double-station volumetric dosing units, with a throughput ranging from 0.005 to 150 kg/h, have been designed to dose masterbatch, additives and regrind into the plastification screw.

CUSTOMER ORIENTED SOLUTIONS:

A single unit covers a variety of production applications:
A rich selection of screws and gear boxes meets numerous requirements.

Ultimate versatility of use:
Cleaning and maintenance operations are simple and require just a few minutes.

No material waste:
Thanks to the space-saving design of the central block there is no material waste at the initial and final phases of the production job.

Maximum ease of use:
The combination of the construction solutions and the user-friendly software ensures maximum ease of use.

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Worldwide leader in supplying ancillary equipment to the plastics industry

PIOVAN Group is a world leader in the development and production of ancillary systems for the automatization of storage, transport and processing of polymers, plastic and food products, engineering solutions and services. From open-air silos to centralized feeding systems: they design and manufacture integrated and flexible solutions for all kinds of plastic materials. Committed to their customers and to innovations, development and future trends, they are striving to direct their professionalism towards the fulfillment of customers’ requirements. The fact that differentiates PIOVAN from their competitors is that almost all of their elements and sub-assemblies are manufactured by their own mother company. This concept of the development strategy is the reason why PIOVAN stands for quality, reliability and efficiency.

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Automotive

medical

packaging

technical molding

teletronics

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy efficiency is a concept that in our part of the world became important towards the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, at the outset of the world economic crisis. Most business people had, until then, mostly declaratively considered power consumption as a significant element of the total cost analysis. In these considerations, the impact of energy efficiency on the environment pollution had hardly been tackled at all.

Neofyton was among the first companies in Serbia and the region to start actively demonstrating the importance of energy efficiency, both by cutting production costs and therefore increasing profit rates and building awareness of the resource shortage and broader ecological principles.

Energy savings through the use of Neofyton's machines

In comparison with our direct competitors in the field of plastics injection machines, and with the utilization of standard hydraulics with integrated so-called "smart" pumps, our machines consume as much as 50% less energy. The use of servo-hydraulics opens up the potential of savings as high as 70%. We have a very precise power consumption measuring device to prove this.

The company Engel was the first plastics injection machine manufacturer back in 2009, which introduced the power consumption page as a standard component of the control assembly – "Ecograph", where - next to the weight of each product (molded part) in every cycle - total hourly consumption is shown, as well as the specific power consumption per one kilogram of processed plastics (kWh/kg).

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The equipment we represent contributes to ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION in several ways.
When it comes to ancillary equipment, above all water chillers by our supplier Eurochille, used for temperature control of both hydraulics and machine servo motors and molds (tools) in which finished products are made, the chiller systems we sell facilitate the use of a new cooling system based on the so-called "adiabatic effect".

In summer, the hydraulics and servo motors of the injection molding machines call for cooling with water at a maximum of 28°C. Using the so-called "free cooling" device with the "adiabatic effect", cooling of process water is performed without cooling compressors (which use freon as the heat exchanger). Heat exchange, i.e. cooling happens exclusively by the use of ventilators, which translates into six- to eightfold savings compared to traditional chillers that use freon-based compressors.

One of our customers has reduced the required cooling energy by 1.400.000 kWh per year, i.e. by about 70.000 EUR, using the "adiabatic" cooling devices. An additional benefit is the elimination of major pollution risks which might arise from emissions of freon into the atmosphere due to tube puncture or breakage.

A similar calculation can be applied to our Engel injection molding machines, as well as to the Piovan granulate dryers.

The Company Neofyton as PIOVAN’s partner

Neofyton is PIOVAN’s partner for the markets of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Piovan is a large international group founded in 1934 and has more than 70 years of experience and expertise in the production of ancillary equipment in the injection molding industry. Their service and sales of equipment are available on four continents (Europe, North and South America, Asia).

One of the features of PIOVAN is constant communication with their clients, through ongoing technical support and assistance. The client is included in the solution from the designing stage to the installation and start-up of the facility.

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