US 9,808,979 B2
Method and device for making granules
Jochen Scheurich, Niedernberg (DE)
Assigned to Maag Automatik GmbH, Grossostheim (DE)
Filed by AUTOMATIK PLASTICS MACHINERY GMBH, Grossostheim (DE)
Filed on Jan. 6, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/147,808.
Application 14/147,808 is a continuation of application No. PCT/EP2012/002833, filed on Jul. 5, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0117580 A1, May 1, 2014
Int. Cl. B29C 47/08 (2006.01); B29B 9/06 (2006.01); B29B 9/14 (2006.01); B29C 47/00 (2006.01)
CPC B29C 47/0883 (2013.01) [B29B 9/06 (2013.01); B29B 9/14 (2013.01); B29C 47/0011 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for making granules from strands of a melt of a thermoplastic polymer material, wherein the device comprises:
a. a melt-creating apparatus for producing the melt from the thermoplastic polymer material, having:
(i) a perforated plate from which the thermoplastic polymer material is discharged in multiple strands;
(ii) an impinging flow device comprising an impinging flow nozzle from which the multiple strands are impinged with an impinging flow fluid; and
(iii) a dividing device for dividing the multiple strands into individual granules;
wherein the impinging flow device is arranged to pivot relative to the perforated plate by means of a pivoting joint, located in the region of the perforated plate, in such a manner that the multiple strands are impinged in the region where they are discharged from the perforated plate.