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CMG Granulators: Rigenera Reaches 12.000 kg/h with Little Energy Utilization

CMG Granulators: Rigenera Reaches 12.000 kg/h with Little Energy Utilization
29 Apr 2022  |
Rigenera is a company with base in Terni, Italy, that has been operating in the rigid plastic recycling sector for over 20 years. The collaboration between Rigenera and CMG started in 2018, when CMG launched the new range of highly energy efficient recycling granulators of the Evoluzione series.

The first model to be installed was an EV 616 granulator, with capacity of 3,500 kg / h. Rigenera’s need was to produce high quality, non-dusty regrind with high dimensional homogeneity and in large quantities.

The next step for Rigenera was the installation of a second unit in 2020. That time the request was for a greater capacity, 5,000 kg / h. The chosen model was the EV 916. This model was also equipped with the AMP, the control developed by CMG that allows self-adaptation of the operating conditions of the granulator according to the workload to which it is subjected. The AMP produces an extreme optimization of the operation of the granulator, such as to reduce the need for maintenance to the bare minimum and optimize the use of electricity at the highest level.

2022 marks a further growth in Rigenera production, with the installation of the third EV. An EV 616 was installed last February. The Evoluzione technology will be on display at the next Green Plast Show in Milan, from May 3 to 6, at the CMG Granulators booth A31.

Energy efficiency at the highest level: Adaptive Motor Power

All CMG units for Recycling applications, with capacities from 800 kg/h to over 5,000 kg/h, feature the Adaptive Motor Power (AMP) function, unique in the size reduction industry. The granulator is able to autonomously establish which power level to adopt to carry out its work, according to quantity of material to be ground, shape, weight, thickness, type of plastic, and temperature of the piece. The AMP allows to optimize the quality of the regrind material to the maximum (dimensional and physical homogeneity of the regrind particle and absence of dust) and minimize the use of electricity. From 20 to 25 Wh/kg is the small amount of energy that a CMG granulator uses, compared to over 50 Wh/kg that a conventional unit consumes. The ROI for the AMP is less than 12 months.

Robustness and dependability

CMG provides technologies and solutions designed to meet all the unique and innovative demands of the Circular Economy. The post-industrial and post-consumer recycling processes have renewed connotations that aim at the reintroduction of recycled materials in the production processes on large scale. CMG’s solutions for the world of recycling include granulators, shredders, integral feed conveyors, evacuation and regrind transport systems, dedusting units, dust management and air filtration. CMG’s installed base is considerable: over 30,000 units supplied to its customers in the company’s 41 years of activity.

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CMG Granulators: Rigenera Reaches 12.000 kg/h with Little Energy Utilization

With the new Evoluzione series, CMG presents the EV916 and EV616 models, solutions suitable for the most critical operating conditions, for wet or dry granulation, which require high performance characteristics such as granulation capacity from 2,000 to over 5,000 kg/h, versatility, efficiency and sustainability. The Evoluzione series guarantees operational consistency and wear resistance of a higher degree, with its construction solutions that involve the use of harmonic steel, Hardox and assembled modular structures. In addition to the precision to the hundredth of a millimeter on the construction of the new cutting chamber, which allows a much longer duration of the blades when compared to conventional models, all the Evoluzione are equipped with advanced controls, in the Industry 4.0 style, to make the machine functions 100% monitorable and manageable. Operating temperature, blade wear, productivity, operational efficiency, energy use, all functional parameters managed on the machine or remotely, with connectivity based on the OPC-UA protocol, are just some distinctive features.

Service 4.0:

With Headquarters, Production Site and Technical Center in Italy, and the largest distribution network in the plastics industry, CMG is active all over the world with localized technical service, spare parts and sales centers. Find the nearest CMG service center at the following link

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CMG Granulators was established in 1979 in Budrio, Italy. The company designs and produces solutions for the recycling industry, represented by granulators, shredders, integral feed conveyors, regrind evacuation and conveying systems and powder separation executions....