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Automatic Air Ring

Modular upgrades alongside Maguire + Syncro extrusion control - automatic air ring with APC option for better output and efficiency.

  • Improve bubble stability - better air flow distribution & control
  • Improve capacity & line output
  • Improve product tolerances up to 75% 2σ

Upgrade Your Air Ring

A critical factor on from materials blend and extrusion control for the performance of a blown film line is the Air Ring.

Upgrading an older Air Ring can deliver significant performance benefits for any blown film line.

Maguire + Syncro offer 2 types of air ring according to product specifications and productivity drivers;

Typhoon – Dual Lipset – one lipset engineered with 2 air streams to optimize stability and cooling, enabling increases in output.

Flyer – Triple Lipset / Counterflow Air Ring – one lipset engineered with 3 air streams, cooling above and below the air ring to optimize further stability and cooling, enabling increases in output.

  • Ensure better air flow distribution by design of M+S Air Rings.
  • Gain control of product tolerances with up to 75% improvement at 2 Sigma (2S / 2σ).
  • Maximize cooling efficiency with efficient air distribution by design – optimize air flow but minimize pressure losses.
  • Control and better cooling expedite better bubble stability – guaranteed.
  • Carbon fiber build option for moisture free process.
  • Single Inlet and overall design – ensures easier access around the die for maintenance, setup, and control
  • Optional modular add-ons in combination with an Air Ring can include, IBC and Automatic Profile Control (APC) of the bubble with wide range of Gauging options.

Air Ring Design Benefits

Simple Installation

  • A new Air Ring can be easily retrofitted on an existing line.
  • A typical Air Ring upgrade can be made within 2-5 days, covering installation and commissioning. 
  • Minimizing short term disruption to production - providing long term benefits to the business.
  • All types of blown film Air Rings can be upgraded, including dies for Fixed, Rotating, Oscillating, and Quenching types of blown film lines.

Maguire + Syncro Design Features 

  • Standard aluminum build.
  • Carbon fiber build option - minimize moisture and condensation.
  • Air inlet choices: standard multi-point or single air inlet - single air inlet - easier access and maintenance.
  • Air Ring airflow regulation by choice of 3 configurations: Air Volume, Air Heating or Volume and Heat Combination (Tech 2.0).
  • Booster Stabilizer Frame option - single to triple tier frame to lock the bubble - cooling increases = output increases.
  • Manual control - simple manual setup and control, or ability to have manual APC. 
  • Automatic setup control option - integrating Automatic Profile Control (APC) to fully optimize line control.
  • Air Ring Elevator option - Elevators fitted to Air Ring to allow for easy access to die and for setup and maintenance, plus to enable maximum cooling for triple lipset configurations. 

How an Air Ring Upgrade pays

Achieve return on investment on an Air Ring upgrade. 

  • Quicker startups gain production, reduce startup time and reduce wastage of material in startup. 
  • Improve product - improvements of up to 75% on tolerance 2 sigma - better consistency, better mechanical and film properties - and a higher value end product.
  • Gain polar yield on material savings - regulation 360° of bubble saves material consistently. 
  • Reduced manual control and interventions.
  • Document product and quality.
  • Return on investment from all of these points above typically provide a return on investment between 6 - 12 months depending on material, process and output. 

Automatic Air Ring at a Glance

1. Tolerance Deduction

Gain control of tolerances with up to 75% improvement at 2 Sigma.

3. Improve Bubble Stability

Control and better cooling expedite better bubble stability - guaranteed.

5. Easy Access

Single inlet and overall design ensures easier access around the die for maintenance, setup and control.

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2. Maximize Cooling Efficiency

Maximize cooling efficiency with efficient air distribution by design - optimize air flow but minimize pressure losses.

4. Carbon Fiber Option

Carbon fiber build option minimizes moisture and condensation.

6. Airflow Regulation

Air Ring airflow regulation by choice of 3 configurations: Air Volume, Air Heating or Volume and Heat Combination (Tech 2.0)