Busch promotes sustainability at K 2019

Busch’s latest vacuum solutions for plastics processing were met with great interest at the K 2019 trade show
( | Press Release | 2019-11-19 11:31:39 )
Degassing recycled plastics during the extrusion process was the focus of the Busch Vacuum Solutions booth at the K 2019 trade show. Busch premiered its latest generation of PLASTEX degassing systems, which can also be used for the extrusion of recycled material. With these systems, Busch is contributing to the recycling of plastics. Furthermore, PLASTEX degassing systems offer full connectivity by exchanging data with the extruder’s control unit, making them ready for Industry 4.0.

Its variable speed drive enables the demand-driven control of PLASTEX degassing systems. The output can be perfectly matched with the material to be extruded and the extruder. Process parameters can also be recorded on a permanent basis, creating the conditions required for complete control over the degassing or extrusion process.

PLASTEX degassing systems are equipped with MINK claw vacuum pumps. These vacuum pumps operate dry. This means that no operating fluids that could mix into the extracted monomers, gases and vapors are required in the compression chamber. An automatic flushing device can be adjusted to suit the materials to be extruded and can be activated either during extrusion or during the overrun period. As a result, even materials that are more complex or non-homogenous can be securely degassed during extrusion.

Busch also introduced trade show visitors to its vacuum solutions for pneumatic material feed. MINK claw vacuum pumps have now established themselves as the industry standard in this field. A MINK MV 0600 B was on display at the trade show booth. This frequency-controlled vacuum pump is the latest size to be added to the MINK series. It features high, stable pumping speeds, even in low pressure ranges. The variable speed drive enables the pumping speed to be adjusted to demand during the material feeding process. This allows material to flow through the pipes with an exceptional level of energy efficiency and at the ideal speed.

Busch Vacuum Solutions is one of the world’s largest producers of vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, blowers and compressors.
Its extensive product portfolio comprises solutions for vacuum and overpressure applications in all industries, including the chemical, semiconductor, medical technology, plastics, and food sectors. It also covers the design and construction of customized vacuum systems, as well as a global service network.
The Busch group is a family-owned company and is still managed by the Busch family. Busch Vacuum Solutions has 3,500 employees in more than 60 companies in over 40 countries worldwide. Busch is headquartered in Maulburg, in southwest Germany. This is the location of Busch SE headquarters, as well as the German production facility and German sales company. In addition to Maulburg, Busch also has its own production plants in Switzerland, the UK, Czech Republic, Korea and the USA.

Busch Vacuum Solutions was founded by Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch and his wife Ayhan Busch in 1963. Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch developed the “HUCKEPACK”, which was the first vacuum pump that could be used for vacuum packaging of foodstuffs. The follow-up product, the compact “R5” rotary vane vacuum pump, revolutionized food packaging. A further milestone represented the development of the “COBRA” screw vacuum pump. In 1971 the international expansion of the Busch group started with the founding of a sales company in the UK. The first production plant outside Germany was established in the USA in 1979.

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