Industrial Materials – Plastics

Mature plastics industry to post modest production increases

The global plastics market is valued at more than 580 billion U.S. dollars and still growing due to plastic’s flexibility, convenience, and price point. Raw materials can run the gamut from powdered plastic to flakes, fluff, and pellets. In addition to transport efficiencies, dust containment is particularly important when conveying these raw materials for further processing. Plastic dust can be hazardous because it can generate volatile or flammable gases that react and combust.

Cut friction, enclose dust with tubular conveying

Improve plastics transport efficiencies and avoid dust, plastics accumulation, and waste with tubular conveying from Cablevey. Cablevey tubular conveyors can help plastic processors avoid issues common with other types of conveying systems. The tubular drag conveying system moves plastics of all kinds, including regrind, without the friction or heat often associated with other conveyors. This alleviates elastic separation when plastics heat up during the production process and subsequently melt and accumulate within the machinery. The enclosed tubular system also mitigates dust and eliminates contamination potential. 

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Low maintenance

Tubular drag style conveyors, designed to require simple pneumatic tensioning for the cables, require very little maintenance.

Quiet & energy efficient

The engineered design requires lower horsepower motors, for lower energy requirements and quiet operations.

Operates on multiple planes

Layouts to fit any configuration or elevation for multiple inlets and discharges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can pre-batched or variable size regrind plastics be moved with cable & tube plastic conveyor systems?

Yes. Our plastic conveyor system safely moves all kinds of plastics including pellets and regrinds, all of varying bulk density ratings. The safe movement of variable density mixes is made possible by cable & tube technology that contains mixed ingredients in sealed capsules that keeps all contents safe during movement.

Can cable & tube plastic conveyor systems safely contain materials during the production process?

Yes. The enclosed tube environment keeps plastic materials including powders, pellets and flakes contained and safe while in transit. Enclosed tubes also serve to keep wastage low and your plant clean.

How are tube conveyors cleaned?

Wet, dry and in-line cleaning options are available. As part of our engineering and service process, we will work with you to specify the best cleaning solution for your needs and train you on how to use specified equipment.

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