Granulators chop thermoforming skeletal waste

Jan. 9, 2023
Machines in Rapid Granulator's GT line will be able to deal with scrap widths ranging from 2 feet to 6.5 feet.

GT For thermoformers, the ability to efficiently return trimmed material to their process is important, since skeletal waste can account for up to 40 percent of total machine output. Rapid Granulator has introduced its patent-pending GT series of granulators specifically to handle in-line processing of skeletal waste from sheet and film thermoforming lines. The GT series will be able to deal with scrap widths ranging from 2 feet to 6.5 feet. 

What’s new? The GT series, which was introduced at K 2022.  

Benefits Lower operating costs. Machines in the GT series are designed to operate 24/7, and operator access has been optimized to minimize downtime for tasks such as knife changes or cleanout when color changes are performed. The GT series is built for robust, long-lasting service, with user-friendly functionality and optimized cutting technology. 

Rapid Granulator Inc., Leetsdale, Pa., 724-584-5220, 

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