Granulators sometimes seem like outcasts in the auxiliary equipment world. They are often the last piece of equipment to be considered for purchase in a plastics processing operation, and sometimes, the first to be ignored when it comes to proper care.
In spite of their second class citizen status, granulators can, indeed, help extruders and injection molders alike be more efficient and, thus, more profitable, in their business. A basic understanding of the key areas where granulators need a little regular attention can help you plan your own preventative maintenance schedule and ensure a long, productive life for your unit.
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