Koch-Technik's fully automatic material feed system Navigator is said to increase the level of automation in plastics processing. The patented system reportedly delivers accurate material distribution with zero residue in central conveyor systems. Pneumatic sliders automatically move the required material and machine lines together and connect them. The advantage of this system is that the lines do not come into contact with any other material, offering protection against contamination and undesired mixing. The Navigator system can distribute up to 40 different plastics to the processing machines in a single material supply system, claims the group.
The integrated control system allows all the necessary data to be stored and output on standard interfaces. The system is made user-friendly with an operating status display and a self-diagnosis option. As an option it can also be integrated in process monitoring visualisation software, as supplied by Koch-Technik. The system can be integrated into existing material supply systems without modifying their basic design.
Other conveying solutions also come with a number of new features. Koch-Technik says it has developed solutions for plastics processors looking for more energy-efficient material conveying technology. Many custom-built projects are based on the efficient control of vacuum generators and other energy consumers with the involvement of the whole production structure.
The company will exhibit on stand A21 in hall 10.