Polymers & Plastics
Driving down material handling costs in this tight-margin industry helps to keep your company competitive. And at Hapman we have spent decades developing more efficient, more energy-saving, more cost-containing ways to move plastic pellets.
With our material handling equipment and conveyance systems you can minimize the moisture that causes stickiness. Lower residue buildup on your conveyor lines and at discharge points. Keep dust emissions and electrostatic charge to a minimum. We can even help you make batch-to-batch cleanup faster and easier so there’s less product waste.
We design most of our equipment with a small footprint and offer portable models, custom configurations and installation flexibility that frees up more usable space for production. Hapman dust collectors eliminate the expense of auxiliary fans and filters. Integral regenerative blowers lower energy costs and can eliminate the need for expensive shop air. Computer controls automate your processes and improve delivery consistency. And all Hapman products are designed to minimize the amount of labor and time you need to maintain and clean them.
Hapman offers solutions for the plastics industry’s biggest challenges:
And those solutions have helped to create a full line of material handling and conveyor equipment that you can use individually or as a system:
So to improve the efficiency and performance of your plastics handling, contact us. We’re ready to analyze the best way to get the results you want.
See below for all technical resources applicable to the Polymers and Plastics industry.
Application Review: Hapman Engineers Mobile Industrial Processing System that Meets the Mixing & Blending Demands of Changing Manufacturing Environments
Mobile production, or modular pre-processing, is becoming increasingly vital to all major process driven industries and range from oil and gas, chemical, and energy, to food processing and pharmaceutical. One way to overcome the challenge of processing new raw materials in uncertain operating environments is to mix or pre-process at the source rather than trucking feedstock directly from the sourced location. Mixing material at the source can reduce transportation and processing costs, and improve chemical volume and quality through mixing or pre-processing.
Application Review: Bulk Bag Filler - Plastics Manufacturer Uses Bulk Bag Filler FIBC System
A plastics manufacturer needed a bulk bag filler that could be adjusted to fill a variety of large bag sizes (tall as 72 inches). In addition, the customer required a means to accurately weigh the bags to an accuracy of 1 pound.
Application Review: Tubular Drag Conveying System - Tire Manufacturer with Dust-Free Multiple Inlet System Handling Carbon Black
A major tire manufacturer needed to fit a material handling conveyor into a tight space, move the material (carbon black) from inlets and discharge it at two locations. In addition, the intermediate discharge had to be free of residual build-up, and the entire system dust free.
Case Study: Aluminum Casting Company Leverages Custom-Built Hapman Equipment to Create a Cleaner, Quieter Foundry
A casting foundry wanted to create a cleaner, more efficient environment that was also safe for workers.
Case Study: Helix® Flexible Screw Conveyor Feeds Innovative Tubular Form, Fill and Seal Packaging Solution
A packaging equipment supplier needs a low-cost, reliable conveying solution to keep his innovative form-fill-seal solution demonstrating at capacity.
White Paper: Material Effect on Power Requirements for Screw Feeders
A screw feeder is commonly used to meter flow in powder processing applications because of ease of use, low maintenance, and material integrity without degradation. The relatively simplistic equipment design of the screw feeder can be misleading when selecting and specifying motor and auger sizes.
White Paper: How to Get the Most Out of Your Flexible Screw Conveyor
Increasing Conveyor Performance and Efficiency
Due to their relatively low cost and simple construction, flexible screw conveyors are one of the most common types of conveyors used by manufacturers. The reason for this is that the screw is the only part of the conveyor that moves. The only other major components are the tubular housing, and the electric motor that drives the screw (also called the auger).
Tech Brief: Tubular Drag Technology for the Conveyance of Powder and Bulk Solids
Engineering conveying systems for today’s processors requires far more than just moving product from point A to point B. Engineers must also consider plant and worker safety through assessing how the process affects the environment. And with the increased cost of materials and processing, it has never been more important to ensure materials are protected and stay within the process.