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  • Offer Profile
  • Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries and Reduction Engineering Scheer – four successful and well experienced companies have joined forces to become the global partner for the polymer industry. As manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems and also pulverizers we offer top-grade equipment for your demanding requirements – not only for polymer applications, but also for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industry.
Product Portfolio
  • Underwater Pelletizing

  • Our underwater pelletizing systems are first choice for compounding, masterbatch and virgin polymer production. We provide solutions for your processing needs with safety, efficiency and profitability. Our wide array of applications ranges from commodity plastics, engineered polymers and recycling to engineering resins and reaction processes and Hot Melt Adhesives, Gum Base and Biopolymers. Our latest underwater pelletizing series combines the extraordinary features from Gala and Automatik and sets new standards.
      • Underwater Pelletizers

          • PEARLOFLEX SYSTEM® - Underwater Pelletizing System for frequent product and color changes up to 500 kg per hour

          • The PEARLOFLEX SYSTEM® for underwater pelletizing has been specifically designed to process a wide range of polymers and thermoplastics and produces mostly spherical pellets. This most efficient and flexible system is for example applied in the production of compounds, masterbatches, engineering plastics, wood and nature filler filled polymer composites, thermoplastic elastomers, and in the field of recycling.

            Benefits
            • Proven technolgy by Gala and Maag Automatik
            • Compact design, small footprint
            • Diverter valve, pelletizer, dryer and process water system and control cabinet mounted on one frame
            • Optional additionally with melt pump and/or screen changer
            • Easy operation, cleaning and maintenance by comfortable accessibility
            • High flexibility by swiveling of all components out of extruder center line
            • Automated (EAC) and manual blade advance
            • Various water filtration options
          • GALA Underwater Pelletizers

          • Gala has provided underwater pelletizers for the Plastics Industry since the mid-seventies for pelletizing rates up to 15.000 kg/h. Gala Underwater Pelletizing Systems are designed to provide solutions for our customers most relevant economic and ecological needs:

            Benefits

            • Safe pelletizing process
            • Low energy requirements
            • Flexible floor arrangements
            • Automated start-up, shutdown, and remote operation for operator-independent process
            • Increased efficiency and capacity (waste reduction)
            • Smooth, uniform pellets
            • Pellet size range flexibility to suit Customer needs
            • Horizontal flow through die, reducing polymer degradation

            Our process knowledge, experience, and commitment to our customers remain the foundation of Gala’s success.

            • SLC - Spring Loaded Pelletizer
              Production Rate: up to 3.000 kg/h
            • MAP - Manually Adjustable Pelletizer
              Production Rate: up to 15.000 kg/h
            • EAC – Electronically Adjustable Pelletizer
              Production Rate: up to 15.000 kg/h
          • PEARLO® - Underwater pelletizers for highly profitable throughput rates of up to 36'000 kg per hour

          • The PEARLO® underwater pelletizer shows the integration of the extraordinary features from Gala and Automatik. PEARLO® has been designed to process a wide range of polymers and thermoplastics and produces mostly spherical pellets. This efficient and flexible system is for example applied in the production of raw materials, compounds, masterbatches, Engineering plastics, wood and nature filler filled polymer composites, thermoplastics elastomers, hot-melt adhesives, gum base and in the field of recycling.

            Benefits
            • Proven technology by Gala and Maag Automatik
            • Outstanding pellet quality
            • Compact and modular design, small footprint
            • Enhanced process reliability
            • Convenient and safe operation
            • Ease of cleaning and maintenance
            • Top mounted and rail version available
            • Automated (EAC) and manual blade advance
          • SPHERO® - Underwater pelletizing systems for highly profitable throughput rates of up to 36'000 kg per hour

          • The SPHERO® underwater pelletizing system has been particularly designed to process thermoplastics and produces spherical pellets. This most flexible system is applied in the production of raw materials, compounds, masterbatches, engineering plastics, wood polymer composites, thermoplastics elastomers, hot-melt adhesives, and in the field of recycling.

            Benefits
            • Outstanding pellet quality
            • Convenient and safe operation
            • Increased production efficiency
            • Quick product change - Pelletizing of specialized products
            • Optimal access
            • Enhanced process reliability
          • SPHERO® THA - The new pelletizing system for pharmaceutical products

          • Based on a long-time experience in designing and manufacturing pelletizing systems for all kinds of thermoplastics and on our marketleadership, Maag now supplies adequate equipment for hot-melt extrusion processing to the producers of pharma ceuticals. SPHERO® THA, the new dry-cut die-face pelletizer with its well-thought-out design and a comprehensive range of valuable options provides utmost reliability in challenging production runs.

            Benefits
            • Neither solvent nor water used in the process
            • Improved bio-availability
            • Uniform dispersion of fine particles of API in the carrier material
            • Faster and simplified product development
            • Fewer processing steps involved; no drying, no shaping necessary
            • Simple, continuous, efficient processing
            • Dust-free pellets
            • Small-scale equipment
        • Auxiliaries

            • PURO® Tempered Process Water Systems

            • PURO® is an effi cient water system technology for any application. The energy-effi cient compact systems require minimal space and are suitable for use with both PEARLO® underwater pelletizing systems, M-USG and P-USG underwater strand pelletizing systems. Well thought-out and highly accessible components serve to provide excellent operating
              characteristics and effi cient servicing.

              Your benefits

              • Compact and modular design
              • High flexibility
              • Easy access and ease of cleaning
              • Small footprint
              • Low noise emissions
              • Thermally insulation available
              • Low energy consumption
              • Brought product range
              • Reliable production machine
              • Closed loop system
              • Water filtered
            • Stable process by clean water

            • The process water system BF fulfils the following
              functions:
              - Cooling of the process water
              - Separating dust and contaminations from the process water

              Process water systems BF can be retrofitted into existing pelletizing systems.

              Benefits
              • Continuous filtration of the returning water through beltfilters
              • System engineering from one source, the process water system will be designed exactly according to the needs of the pelletizing system
              • Cooling through plate heat exchanger
              • process water conveying through centrifugal pump
              • water tank with atomatic refill level control
              • Energy saving water filtration - Pumps designed for alternating function
            • Process water treatment for dry-cut systems

            • The process water treatment unit PWA serves for filtering, tempering, and circulating the process water in compound and masterbatch production and can be integrated into the base frame of the cooling trough or positioned externally. Using a heat exchanger, the PWA separates the contaminated process water circuit from the primary cooling circuit from the central water supply.

              Benefits
              • Targeted process water cooling via plate heat exchanger
              • Operation free of emissions - Low operation and consumption costs
              • High process reliability
              • Separation of process water from the central cooling water supply
              • Integrated stainless steel centrifugal pump
              • Low energy consumption
            • Diverter valve for plastics manufacture and processing

            • Maag diverter valves (DV) are based on the proven single-piston design that operates without any additional seals. The diverter valves type DV are used in Plastics manufacture, pelletizing, and compounding applications where they function as deflection, safety, and start-up valves. Their sturdy construction guarantees reliable and leak-free operation for many years, e.g. as start-up support for underwater pelletizing or for discharging start-up material in pelletizing applications.

              Benefits
              • Simple operations
              • Uncomplicated switchover
              • High operational reliability
              • Short material residence time
              • Leak-free mode of operation
              • Low pressure consumption
              • Flow channel geometry without any dead spots
          • Dryer

              • CYCLO® - Efficient Centrifugal Dryer for any application

              • CYCLO® is energy-efficient pellet drying with minimal space required. The dryers are suitable for use with both PEARLO® underwater pelletizing and M-USG and P-USG underwater strand pelletizing systems. Well thought-out and highly accessible components, such as the core rotor device, serve to provide excellent operating characteristics and efficient servicing.

                Benefits
                • Excellent pellet quality due to minimal residual moisture
                • Compact design providing optimized access for cleaning and maintenance
                • Pneumatic interlock of dryer doors for safe and easy servicing
                • Integrated pre-dewatering chute provided as standard equipment
                • Easy exchange of all parts subject to wear, e.g. rotor blades
                • Special design for micropellets
                • Low noise emissions, low energy consumption
                • Reliable production machine
                • Adjustable rotor speed – optional
                • Self-cleaning system – optional
              • CENTRO - Energy efficient drying with minimal required space

              • The CENTRO series of dryers is suitable for use with both SPHERO® underwater pelletizing and M-USG and P-USG underwater strand pelletizing systems. Well thought-out and highly accessible components, such as the core rotor device, serve to provide excellent operating characteristics and efficient servicing.


                Benefits
                • Compact design with optimized access for cleaning and maintenance
                • High throughput rates
                • Low energy consumption for low operating costs
              • DURO - The solution for abrasive pellets

              • The DURO belt dryer in combination with the SPHERO® underwater strand pelletizing system is the perfect solution for the production of abrasive or brittle pellets such as compounds highly filled with fiber glass or minerals. The drying process does not use any rotating parts and thus is a very gentle process reducing costs related to wear to a minimum.

                Benefits
                • Most gentle pellet handling due to the lack of relative movements of the pellets against the dryer components
                • Minimum dust
                • High product quality
                • Minimized life cycle costs due to reduced wear and extended lifetime of the components in direct contact with the pellets