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Integrated solution from a single source

 

Our partner, the Swiss-based MAAG Group has been contracted by Belgian company Ravago to install a new line for the recycling of polyolefins. 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.

Ravago

Founded in 1961, Belgian company Ravago is today a full-service provider to the petrochemical industry, committed to continuous advancement in plastics applications. The focus of the company's diverse operations is on plastics production, especially recycling and compounding. Ravago produces 1,000,000 metric tons of plastics annually, at 30 locations.
When looking for a partner to build a new polyolefin recycling line at Arendonk in Belgium, Ravago chose MAAG Group. It was particularly attracted by the idea of a complete solution from a single source, which MAAG Group was able to deliver based on the consolidated expertise of its Group members.

Filtration and pelletizing

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 remove foreign matter such as paper, wood, aluminium, 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.

FSC screen changer

MAAG FSC hydraulic screen changer

Control technology

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.

Integrated solution

"Our systems expertise, recently enhanced in relation to digitalization and Industry 4.0 through the acquisition of XANTEC, is a clear benefit for the customer. They have an integrated solution from a single source, safe in the knowledge that the individual components will interact perfectly from day one," asserts MAAG Group President Ueli Thuerig.

 

Hermetically sealed pumps for pulseless metering, pumping and circulating low to medium viscous, lubricating and non-lubricating fluids. Including cryogenic applications!

 

Just like the pump sizes I and II, this new compact pump type BG III is hermetically sealed; a reliable, leak-free solution for extremely high to low temperatures. These process pumps from GATHER INDUSTRIE GmbH are unique in their ability to handle system pressures up to 325 bar!
This makes them ideal for a variety of challenging applications, such as seal units, sample units, including cryogens!

With the BG III, these special applications can now also be run on a larger scale!

When selecting this pump, a wide variety of material combinations is available to perfectly match your application. A stainless-steel horizontal extension flange is provided for assembly with a drive.

The exchange of a GATHER pump head is simple; Do It Yourself!

 

Characteristics of this pump:

Magnetic coupling – hermetically sealed

Cooling of the magnetic system and the slide bearings through inner circulation

Pulsation-free flow

Suitable for non-lubricating fluids

Robust design and long service life

CIP- and at request SIP-suitable

 

Technical details:

Do you have a challenging application? Please contact us. Our solutions are just right for this! Let’s talk!

To produce homogenous, consistent micro pellets ≥ 0.3 mm

Suurmond have added a new product range to their portfolio for the food and pharma industries; the MAAG PFS series for hot-melt extrusion and micro pelletizing. With the advanced technologies by MAAG, a new era has begun when it comes to making high quality solid dosage forms for pharmaceutical and food applications.

MAAG’s technologies produce homogenous, consistent micro pellet sizes, ensure continuous manufacturing in simplified processes, avoids the creation of dust during the process and require no grinding! The complete PFS range complies with pharma and food directives!

The use of micro pellets

Pellets are neither powder nor granules; they are characterized by a defined shape and a very narrow particle size distribution. This allows a very wide range of applications that integrate active substances such as tableting, and capsule filling in the pharmaceutical industry, and sweetener and gum base in the food industry. Since no grinding is used in the process, the structure and the effectiveness of active substances remain unaffected.

The PFS range consist of:

Process equipment for highest quality micro pellets

HME and micro pelletizing process

Hot-melt extrusion

Hot-melt extrusion (HME) has been revealed as a successful technology for a large spectrum of applications in the pharmaceutical industry, with proven robustness for numerous drug delivery systems. With HME, even the processing of poorly soluble carrier/active substance combinations, no longer poses a major problem in the pharmaceutical industry.

Some of the most well-known applications are for taste-masking of drugs, solubility enhancement of poorly water-soluble compounds, controlled, extended, sustained and targeted drug delivery.

The MAAG extrex® PFS gear pumps are specially designed for applications in the pharmaceutical industries. Such applications require specific design characteristics: high discharge pressure capability, constant throughput, gentle conveying, and narrow temperature ranges. In such an environment, the proven extrex® gear pumps unfold their full potential.

Micro pelletizing

MAAG offer different types of micro pelletizers, meeting precisely the demands of the pharmaceutical industry with its specially developed pelletizing systems. The innovative pelletizing technology results in particles of uniform shape and size for optimal direct further processing.

The various types of pelletizing systems are all dedicated to a certain type of formulation or process such as:

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HNPM to offer solutions with dosing volumes from 0.25 µl.

Automated analysis devices are the essential basis for extensive test capacities for the corona virus. Through parallel and faster processes, automation significantly increases the number of tests, saves manpower and ensures process reliability.

For sample preparation for SARS-CoV-2, a few microliters of a solution of chemicals and enzymes are dosed. Micro annular gear pumps of the low-pressure series from HNP Mikrosysteme perform this demanding task with highest precision and process reliability. The minimum dosing quantity is 0.25 µl, the pumps have a very small footprint and can be easily integrated into control systems. Fully automated analysis devices can contain up to sixteen dosing pumps and can handle up to 4,000 samples in 24 hours.

Micro dosing pumps are also used in research on vaccines and therapies against COVID-19. Every development step in research institutes at universities, in international pharmaceutical companies or in start-ups worldwide is accompanied by numerous laboratory tests. This is a mammoth task, which is also carried out automatically.

Micro pump COVID

HNPM micro dosing pumps are used in the fight against COVID-19 for sample preparation, research for vaccines and therapy

HNPM micro pumps of various series, such as hermetically inert pumps, are used in the production of vaccines. From diagnostics and research to future vaccine production, micro pumps can be used in the fight against COVID-19. In applications requiring small and very small quantities of liquids delivered with high precision, mzr-pumps by HNP Mikrosysteme provide accurate service and ensure process reliability.

HNP Mikrosysteme

HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH, located in Germany, develops, manufactures and markets pumps and systems worldwide which deliver small amounts of liquids fast and accurately. Besides several applications in plant engineering, chemical processing and pharmaceutical processing,mzr-pumps are used in the field of life-science and analytical instrumentation.

HNP Mikrosysteme is represented by Suurmond in Belgium and The Netherlands.

Maag Pump Systems, a world leading manufacturer of metering gear-pumps, have developed a new range of small gear-pumps for the chemical industry: the pump types flexinox™ (FX) and dosix™ (DX). The driver to develop this new range was to make a chemical pump range with a wider flow rate and reduced costs and increased benefits for the users.

Pump types that are phased out

The flexinox™ (FX) and dosix™ (DX) pumps will eventually replace the cinox® & therminox® pumps in the sizes 22, 28, 36 & 45. Other pump sizes remain available.
The internal parts of the flexinox™ are identical to those of the cinox® & therminox® pumps, so spare parts are unaffected by this new development.

MAAG Flexinox gear pump

MAAG Flexinox 3-piece gear pump allows for easy servicing

3-piece design allows for easy servicing

The new gear pumps will be much easier to service due to a 3-piece design for the housing. This means that the housing is separate to the front cover allowing for easier removal of the bearings. This was always a challenge with the older cinox® & therminox® pumps.

New pump for smaller flow rates for accurate dosing

The new dosix™ pumps have smaller displacement volumes (lower flow rates) than the traditional cinox® & therminox® pumps. The DX pumps are available in sizes 14 and 20 with a smaller pump still in development. These new DX pumps are specially designed for accurate dosing applications and available with modified gears for higher volumetric efficiency in case of low viscosities at high differential pressure.

Are you looking for an accurate and reliable pump for your process?
Please share your challenging application with us or send us your request for quotations. Our specialists will be happy to discuss our solutions for your application.

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