SOMOS® PERFOAMER: modular and Industry 4.0 capable
The innovative SOMOS® PERFOAMER manufacturing solution dries and adjusts polymer pellets to temperature, impregnates them with CO2 and stores them to supply one or more connected injection molding machines. Once impregnated, the pellets remain processable for a number of hours depending on the material involved.
The SOMOS® PERFOAMER system consists of a conditioning unit and an impregnating unit, the autoclave. The conditioning unit prepares the unprocessed pellets so that they can be optimally loaded with CO2 in the impregnating unit. This process proceeds under defined conditions with the assistance of an Industry 4.0 capable PLC controller which ensures consistent process quality. The system is operated using a generously dimensioned touch display. SOMOS® PERFOAMER can also be incorporated into a higher-level control system.
SOMOS® PERFOAMER has a buffer tank with a capacity of 250 l for storage of the impregnated pellets. This generously sized storage unit ensures a continuous supply of conditioned and loaded pellets for parts production in the injection molding machine. The output volume from SOMOS® PERFOAMER can if desired be divided between a number of processing machines. Depending on the material, continuous output volumes of up to some 60 kg/h are possible.