Movacolor Off-line dosing unit is safer, more accurate

Nov. 1, 2023
The unit is placed on a moveable trolley instead of on top of a large processing machine.

Off-line dosing This Movacolor package, including a moveable trolley, integrated collection funnel, transport hose and a receiving neckpiece with de-airing filter, allows users to move their feeders off their processing machines. In the off-line setup, the dosing unit is placed on a trolley alongside the production machine. The material is dosed into a collection funnel and then transported via a hose to a receiving neckpiece mounted directly above the material inlet. The Off-line dosing unit is appropriate for use with big processing machines, including extruders and two-component vertical injection molding machines and other presses, which can create vibration that can hurt accuracy. It can be paired with one or multiple Movacolor MDS Balance feeders. In the U.S., sales director John Farney represents the Sneek, Netherlands-based company. 

What’s new? The Off-line dosing unit, released in June. 

Benefits Enhanced safety and accuracy, leading to better, more consistent parts. Because it allows operators to move the feeders off their machines, the Off-line dosing unit makes possible easier, safer maintenance of the feeders. This keeps both operators and the machines safer. Also, to ensure that dosing from the Off-line dosing unit is accurate, Movacolor has designed the receiving neckpiece to channel material just as a regular neckpiece would. 

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Vital Statistics 

Maximum set-up distance from processing machine 

About 33 feet 

Maximum transport height  

About 16 feet 

Maximum capacity 

Around 70 pounds per hour 

About the Author

Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.