Counter Current technology at Chinaplas

Thanks to the extruder now being located tangentially to the cutter/compactor, Erema was able to enhance the quality of the end products enormously while increasing output and performance considerably, too. Additionally, a newly defined and optimised scaling of the cutter/compactor in relation to the screw diameter of the tangentially connected extruder made feeding even easier with very large individual portions and optimised material preparation for the extrusion process. Furthermore it was possible to direct the preheated material to the extruder with much more homogeneous temperature distribution, thanks particularly to the longer residence times in the large cutter/compactor. This technology has since become a genuine all-round talent and has now culminated in the inverse-tangential configuration of the new development Intarema. The groundbreaking new feature can be seen in its name which comes from INverse + TAngential + eREMA and is based on the newly developed and globally patented Counter Current technology from Erema.

Chinaplas 2014: Erema sets new standards with the Counter Current system

With the patented Counter Current system, the central core technology of the new Intarema plant, Erema is setting another milestone in the plastic recycling systems in 2013. The innovation is in the interface area of the cutter/compactor and extruder. To date the worldwide technical standard has been a system in which the material in the cutter/compactor moved in the direction of the extruder. The difference with the Counter Current system is that the material spout in the cutter/compactor is now reversed and thus moves against the direction of the extruder. The result of this inverse-tangential configuration is increased process stability and, at the same time, considerably higher throughput. With this new innovation Erema confirms once again its position as global market leader in plastic recycling systems.

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