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DÜSSELDORF - Maguire increases capacity of vacuum loader and triples number of processing machines that can be linked in automated system

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Enhanced Clear-Vu™ System Introduced at K 2004 Expands Potential for Factory Automation through Linking of Loader Controllers in Series 

DÜSSELDORF, October 20, 2004 - A new series of Clear-Vu™ portable vacuum conveying systems has a higher throughput capability than previous Clear-Vu loaders and expanded applicability as a "mini-central" approach to automated loading of multiple processing lines, it was announced today by Maguire Products, Inc., which is introducing the new loaders at K 2004 (Hall 10, Stand A26.)
Maguire has enhanced the Clear-Vu systems in three ways:

  • Expanded automated loading capability. The number of stations that can be loaded by a single Clear-Vu unit continues to be eight, but through linking of the controllers in series, it is now possible to extend automated loading capability to 24 or more stations.
  • Increased throughput. Maguire has doubled the blower horsepower of each Clear-Vu loader from five to ten, thereby increasing throughput capability from 420 to 1,400 kg/hr (925 to 3,100 lb./hr.) over a distance of 120 m (400 ft.).
  • Availability of larger receiver. Maguire has added the option of a material receiver with a capacity of 10 kg (22 lb.).

Until now, receivers have included a 5-kg (11-lb.) unit and a tiny 0.5 kg (1.1 lb.) one for loading small hoppers, such as that for Maguire's MicroBlender®. All three are light, clear containers that make it possible to monitor the filling action and adjust fill settings efficiently.

"Clear-Vu loaders provide a more affordable and easier to use alternative to conventional systems for loading multiple processing lines," said B. Patrick (Pat) Smith, vice president of sales and marketing. "Unlike integral-motor loaders, the Clear-Vu loader is a mini-central system that makes possible automated loading of up to eight stations. At the same time it is more flexibly deployed than standard automated conveying systems, and the new capability for linking larger numbers of processing lines expands the range of plastics processors who can take advantage of its other advantages, including streamlined material discharge, reduced maintenance, and less plant noise." 


MAGUIRE PRODUCTS, INC., headquartered in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is the world's largest supplier of gravimetric blenders and liquid color pumps and also manufactures loading systems, granulators, dryers, auger feeders, and related equipment and software. Its customers include injection, blow, and rotational molders, extrusion processors, and compounders. Founded in 1977, Maguire operates five manufacturing facilities in Aston and Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The company maintains a network of distributors in the Americas and overseas and has two sales and service subsidiaries: Maguire Europe, which supports customers throughout Europe and operates a distribution center in Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom; and Singapore-based Maguire Asia, serves customers throughout South Asia and the Pacific Rim. Visit the Maguire Products web site: www.maguire.com