Oberglatt, Switzerland, December 15, 2020 –
The decisive factor in the contract award was MAAG Group’s high-level system expertise as a global solutions provider supplying process technology for the polymer, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. MAAG Group is supplying the line as a complete plant system, all from a single source – including the control technology. The control system comes from XANTEC Steuerungs- und EDV-Technik GmbH, which MAAG Group acquired in 2020. The Ravago contract affirms the Group’s strategy of boosting its activities in the field of digitalization and Industry 4.0, offering customers intelligent, agile and competitive solutions.
Various MAAG Group system components form part of the new line: The ERF 500 high performance melt filter from filtration and recycling systems specialist ETTLINGER is suitable for processing materials with up to 16% impurity levels while guaranteeing long operating times with no filter changing. ERF melt filters can process a wide range of polymers, and effectively removeforeign matter such as paper, wood, aluminum, copper, rubber, silicones, and high-temperature plastics.
MAAG Group’s contribution to the line includes an FSC 300 hydraulic screen changer for filtration systems, as well as the PEARLO® underwater pelletizing system. The efficient system, designed for high throughput rates, not only produces highly uniform spherical pellets; its handling, cleaning, assembly and commissioning are also very easy.
The control technology for all line components comes from XANTEC. The new addition to the MAAG Group specializes in the planning, design and manufacture of control systems for the plastics and rubber industry. So it was able to deploy all its expertise and experience in the automation of filtration and granulation systems on the project. For the customer that means optimally designed process control which improves both the cost-effectiveness and the quality of its production