Plastics ChillerInjection Molding, Extrusion, and Blow Molding Process Cooling
Plastics Chiller Applications
Plastics is a big part of our lives today. We use plastic plates, cups, silverware, and plastics can even be found in our doctor’s office. Plastics is all around us. And because of this fact, there are many plastics manufacturers operating worldwide to provide us with these products.
Majority of these plastics processes require cooling of some sort. Whether they are using injection molding, extruding plastic, blow molding, rotational molding, or thermoforming, all of these processes require cooling. The cleanest method of cooling is using a plastics chiller. The Plastics Chiller is a closed loop system so no debris from the environment can mix with your process water. The cooling channels in molding applications are very narrow so any debris can cause harm to the process, which in turn, degrades the final product.
In certain applications like plastics extrusion, rotational molding and thermoforming, the plastic is dipped into an extrusion bath which cools the plastic. The water in that bath, however, can become contaminated with plastic granules and pellets. In those cases, it is necessary to use a secondary heat exchanger to separate the process water and chilled water. We also recommend filtration on the extrusion bath water. Never fear however, as Smart Family can provide the secondary heat exchanger skids as well as the plastics chiller.
When it comes to cooling your plastics process, quality and reliability should be your number one concerns for choosing the right plastics chiller. With that in mind, Smart Cooling Products should be the first and only company you call.
Our Equipment Cools Plastics for a Variety of Manufacturing Methods
In plastics extrusion, heated plastic is forced through various form shapes to create the shape of parts you desire. Keeping the melted plastic at the right temperature is critical for adequate flow, form filling and fast solidification. Extrusion is well suited to creating long seamless components such as piping, tubing, weather-stripping and door and window frames, as well as continuous coatings on wires and cables. With Smart Family plastics chilling equipment, you can tightly control the temperatures of your plastics extrusion lines and ensure top-quality parts every time. Contact us today to find out about our wide range of advanced chilling products designed for your plastics-chilling applications.
Another popular plastics manufacturing process is rotational molding. With this type of molding, melted plastic is introduced into a large rotating drum: The spinning action of the drum sends melted plastic into the mold cavities around the outer edge of the drum. Rotational molding allows you to create complex shapes that would otherwise require the assembly of individual parts, saving you time and money. Use rotational molding to create parts such as reservoirs, tanks, display stands, toys, automotive housings and ducts. You can guarantee optimal plastic chilling when you include process cooling equipment on your rotational molding machines from Smart Family for reliable and consistent cooling.
Thermoforming consists of taking large sheets of plastic and heating them to render the plastic more malleable and then shaping them with a mold using air or vacuum pressure. As with all other plastics manufacturing methods, maintaining the plastic at the right temperature is key to providing a perfect result. Too cold, and the plastic can break or fail to take the shape of the mold. Too hot, and the plastic can thin or tear in complex bends and shapes. Our Smart Family plastics-chilling processes are well suited to a variety of thermoforming industries and products, including the manufacture of shower enclosures, consumer product packaging and plastic furniture and many other large thin-walled plastic products.
You can start your search now for the right plastics chilling equipment or give us a call to discuss your application so we can help create the right cooling solution for your business.