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Autocaster™ Economizer

Autocaster™ Economizer

Gruber Systems introduces the latest Autocaster™ model, the Economizer. It fits the needs of the largest and smallest producers in the polymer casting industry.  The capability and configuration of this machine can be custom tailored to your exact needs for hopper count, number of base and veining colors as well as all other operational attributes.

Autocaster Economizer Continuous Casting System

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Application: Automated, continuous casting of polymer matrix for cast polymer and other composites manufacturing.

Gruber Systems introduces the latest Autocaster™ model, the Economizer. The Autocaster Economizer continuous casting machine automates the production of polymer matrix for cast polymer manufacturing, replacing manual mixing methods with the automated, continuous casting capability – using recipes stored on the system. The Autocaster can significantly increase productivity, cut material cost and improve quality all leading to increased profitability for the manufacturer.

It fits the needs of the largest and smallest producers in the polymer casting industry.  The capability and configuration of this machine can be custom tailored to your exact needs for hopper count, number of base and veining colors as well as all other operational attributes.


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Equipment Requirements: All models should be hard-wired to an appropriate circuit by a qualified electrician to meet your local electrical codes. Additional controls may be necessary to meet your local regulations. Any additional requirements needed to deem this equipment operational will be obtained by buyer at buyers expense.

Features:

  • Up to 45 lbs./min. matrix production; new 80 lbs./min. high-output option.
  • Recipe based matrix control with on-the-fly adjustments for resin %, catalyst % and matrix output. Up to 50 recipes can be stored.
  • Password protected control panel with color display gives access to all functions including metering calibration, recipe definition, totals, diagnostics, alarms, setup and cleaning.
  • Integrated resin heating system.
  • High efficiency mixer with hardened steel mixing auger.
  • Modular base-color systems with removable base color pumps.
  • Totalizer for all raw materials (except contrast color)
  • Precision gear pumps for resin, catalyst and base-color
  • Accurate, solid-core filler metering augers with integrated anti-bridging devices
  • Adjustable flow contrast color injectors
  • High efficiency mixer
  • Hardened steel machined mixing auger and barrel
  • Inverter controlled motors for all raw materials (except contrast color)

The Autocaster Economizer system is offered in the following base configuration (and optional upgrades can be added as required):

  • One (1) Metering hopper (3 maximum)
  • One (1) Base color (4 maximum)
  • Two (2) veining colors (4 maximum)
  • Resin heater
  • Catalyst system
  • “Flush and Recycle” cleaning system
  • Twenty (20) recipes (more available as option)
  • Maximum output 45 lb/minute without different heat exchanger and barrel assembly

Economizer Specifications:

MATRIX OUTPUT
•    From 20 to 45 lbs/min or up to 30 to 80 lb/min (optional)

MIXING SYSTEM
•    Hardened steel barrel and auger
•    High efficiency mixer

MOTORS
•    230/460 Volt AC TENV or optional explosion proof (others upon request)
•    Mixing unit – 5 HP
•    Raw material feed units – 3/4 HP
•    Thermal pump unit – 1/8 HP

FILLER SYSTEM
•    Inverter controlled adjustable output
•    Solid core metering auger
•    Maximum particle size 2mm
•    Hopper capacity 4 cu. ft.
•    Integrated anti-bridging device

RESIN SYSTEM
•    Maximum 2000 centipoise promoted polyester resin
•    Overpressure sensor
•    Inverter controlled adjustable output
•    Integrated recirculating thermal fluid-based heat exchanger
•    Gravity feed resin input

CATALYST SYSTEM
•    Unique precision piston pump
•    Overpressure sensor and bypass
•    Recirculating system with electronic flow sensor and visual display
•    Inverter controlled adjustable output
•    Storage capacity of 5 gallons

BASE-COLOR SYSTEM
•    Uses liquid paste pigments up to 3000 centipoise (at operating temp.)
•    Inverter controlled adjustable output

CONTRAST COLOR SYSTEM
•    Use liquid paste pigments up to 3000 centipoise (at operating temp.)
•    0.0 to 999.9 second pause and pulse settings
•    Injectors incorporate flow control knob

CLEANING SYSTEM
•    Flush cleaning system – dual internal and recirculating cleaning system (optional). Air purge included.
•    Internal cleaner with 5 gallon virgin storage
•    Recirculating cleaner 15 gallon storage (optional)
•    Recommended for use with DBE (Marblewash or equivalent)

CONTROL SYSTEM
•    Up to 50 recipe presets
•    Control panel on control box (optionally mounted on adjustable arm)
•    Integrated rate display and totalizers

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
•    230/460 VAC, 3-Phase, 50/60 Hz, 70 amps max.
•    24V DC control circuit

AIR SUPPLY
•    90 PSI, 20 CFM

DIMENSIONS
•    41” wide x 89” deep x 98” high (104cm x 226cm x 249cm)

NET WEIGHT
•    3500 lbs.


Order Information

Description/Order Number
Autocaster Economizer – base unit – #30AW1H

Optional Upgrades
add Metering Hopper Assembly (each) – #30ACFH
add 1 Base Color – #CMBCS-1C
add 2 Base Color – #CMBCS-2C
add 3 Base Color – #CMBCS-3C
add 4 Base Color – #CMBCS-4C
add Vein Color (each) – #162535
Cobalt Injector Assembly Option – #151000
Digital Batch Display Assembly – #162966
Auger Hi-Output (80 Lbs/Min) – #150108
Expanded Heat Exchanger (High Output Option) – #163500
Machine Commissioning – #009903

Crating
Crate – Casting Machine – #CECSTMACH
Crate – Metering Hopper – #CEHOPPER


Replacement Parts for Autocaster™ systems:


Related Accessory Products:

Description/Order Number
Ground Hopper (Auger transport) (each) – #1000AGH
Ground Hopper/ Pneumatic (each) – #1000AGHAO
Bulk Bag Suspender – #150160