Rapid completes the “Open Hearted” – granulator range at K-2010

The largest ever “Open-Hearted” granulator (1,500mm) in Rapid’s 600-Series is now complete. The 600-Series is offered in 3 widths:  900mm, 1,200mm and 1,500 mm.   Thanks to extensive modular rotors and cutter house designs, it can be offered in 45 standard base configurations enabling it to be tailored to suit virtually any large granulation application.

The 600-Series uses the same patented technology that has already proven successful in Rapid’s 300, 400 and 500-Series granulators, which were brought to the market in 2004. The concept is completely modular and can be tailored to any application within the plastics processing and recycling industry. During K-2010 it will be the first time ever we’ll display the whole Open Hearted range at one time.

The 600-Series machines also come with Rapid’s exclusive and patented Mineral Composite Technology base (MCT) which is a vibration absorbing heavy platform.  It makes the 600-Series a very heavy duty recycling unit which also helps reduce noise levels during operation. 

image Open-Hearted describes the machine’s ergonomic design that, during a production change for example, allows the operator to gain complete access to the rotor and cutter at the heart of the machine in just three steps and without the aid of any tools. This provides for a very rapid ‘visibly clean’ confirmation, eliminating the risk of granulate contamination after colour or material changes. The same quick access benefits maintenance work as well. In both cases it significantly reduces machine downtime and improves productivity.

Centrally located or beside-the-press, the 600-Series is designed for the high volume granulation of injection moulded, blow moulded or extruded plastic parts and waste, and can handle throughput up to 3,500kg/h. The series, which has a rotor diameter of 600mm, is available in 900, 1,200 and even 1,500mm widths. Additionally, to allow even greater flexibility, the machines can be configured with Rapid’s Super Tangential Cutter House design to allow the granulation of parts larger than the rotor diameter.