The theme of the FARREL POMINI stand at K 2019 was ‘applications expertise’. The company showcased interactive stations that demonstrate its expertise in processing a variety of highly-filled polymers and formulations including:
- Flame Retardants
- White Masterbatch
- Black Masterbatch
- Calcium Carbonate
“We focused on our applications expertise at K2019 because we wanted visitors to see the breadth of our experience,” said Paul Lloyd, Business Unit Director at FARREL POMINI. “We specialize in helping customers solve complex challenges and improve their compounding operations in a wide variety of markets. Our recent work has produced breakthroughs in numerous applications, including some exciting developments in biopolymers.” FARREL POMINI also featured a Compounding Tower display at its stand, with a live Synergy™ Control System demonstration. The Synergy™ Control System features include:
- Control of feed system from operator touchscreen
- Integrated control of support equipment upstream and downstream
- Automatic start-up of downstream process
- Automatic shutdown under normal and fault conditions
- Remote monitoring and support capability
- PLC-based with touchscreen HMI
- Expandable to supervisory system (SCADA)
FARREL POMINI’S parent company, HF MIXING GROUP, strategy has a clear focus for mixing room systems for the polymer processing industry, such as technical rubber applications, all delivered from one entity.
Rather than the delivery of individual machinery for mixing applications, the market requires a concept for entire system solutions which not only include machines and modules, but also automation and auxiliary products integrated into one system. The HF MIXING GROUP's strategy is to provide complete and sustainable mixing solutions.
The HF MIXING GROUP displayed its new ADVISE® 4.0 Mixing Room Automation solution. ADVISE® 4.0 is a modular and scalable system for mixing room automation. It covers every process within a mixing room: from the raw materials storage, the computer-controlled, manual and fully automated weighing of small components, the mixing process, downstream equipment and storage of mixtures. State-of-the-art automation systems are available for individual areas and machines. Separate applications can be selected according to requirements and merged together into a single automation system. Standard interfaces within mixing room automation systems enable easy connection to ERP systems and laboratory equipment.