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About Our Beside-the-Press FX Granulators

At Cumberland, we strive to be the industry leader in size reduction equipment. For over 80 years, our plastic granulators have developed a reputation for being strong, rugged, and durable. Reliable and dependable, a variety of different beside-the-press granulators are able to integrate seamlessly regardless of your processing needs. We proudly offer three base models designed to suit a wide variety of different applications.

Which one is right for you? We’d be happy to speak with you about your specific needs, ensuring that you get the perfect setup for your situation, but if you’d like a bit of information on our FX series of beside-the-press granulators, today’s post is for you. Keep reading to learn more!

Learn About the FX Series of Beside-the-Press Plastic Granulators

As we mentioned above, we offer three base models in our FX line that seamlessly integrate into any molding or extrusion process. The end result? Optimal scrap reduction. The FX 700, FX 1000, and FX 1600 give users a trio of dynamic options based on customer part size and throughput requirements. These models are able to process a variety of materials. Whether it’s blow-molded bottles, electrical connectors, screw pieces, and extruded profiles.

With superior maintenance access, application flexibility, and enhanced safety, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to sacrifice durability or performance. With wide open access to all parts, maintenance on these plastic granulator machines is a breeze. Superior maintenance access means knife changes can be completed quickly and with minimal effort. A linear actuator on the hopper of the FX 1600 and a gas spring-assisted hopper on the FX 100 facilitates easy access. 

High Performance for Any Application

An improved discharge seal reduces any regrind leakage while a larger discharge bin gives you more uptime. There’s even a viewing window to allow you to monitor the bin level without having to shut down your machine. Some models even include optional viewing windows on the hopper, ensuring that users can watch material being processed. This gives you the ability to gauge how full the cutting chamber is and verify consistent material flow without having to shut down your machine.

Available in tangential or offset chamber configurations, FX Series Granulators are ideal for various applications. The tangential configuration supports larger volume parts through a smaller machine, while the offset design is ideal for thicker-walled and long-profile components. The equipment is configured to offer flexibility in sizing the chamber to meet your exact production needs.

Versatile and flexible, this equipment can be set up with various customizable options. For example, multiple hopper designs and specific discharge solutions for specific system and application needs means that versatility and flexibility are easily within your reach. 

Safety Your Team Can Count On

At Cumberland, we believe that safety is a top priority. That’s why we’re committed to offering granulator machines that contain industry-leading safety measures for your facility. One way we do this is by ensuring that users cannot access the chamber while the rotor is spinning. A category 3 safety circuit includes two sets of redundant interlock contacts, short circuit protection, and safety rated components. Additionally, the hopper and discharge bins have solenoid activated locks, and this means access to the chamber is fully secured during operation. 

Needless to say, sound suppression is also a crucial component, and that’s why we feature a sound-dampened design for reduced noise levels. 

Consistent regrind is also important, and it is achieved by using a rugged knife assembly with finely tuned tolerance. With a heavy duty rotor construction, the rotating knives are fixed. This allows adjustment to take place at the bed knife. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Contact a Cumberland Rep Today

Our plastic grinders have been designed with flexibility and usability in mind. No matter your specific application, we’re confident that we can help you find the model to meet your needs. Backed by over eight decades of proven performance, our machines are known for superior maintenance, application flexibility, enhanced safety, and so much more.

These beside-the-press plastic granulator machines are incredibly durable and offer the best performance in the industry. The FX Series produces exceptional regrind quality, yielding a higher percentage of usable material. 

Be sure to ask us how our products can be customized to your production line and application. We’d love to chat with you about your specific needs, ensuring that you end up with a machine that is well-suited to the task at hand that you can count on for many years to come. One of our helpful representatives would be happy to speak with you, and you’ll find that our sales team is knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to ensure that you get the right model from the FX Series. Ready to get started? Click here to find a rep in your neck of the woods or contact us online!

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