CM-TB100 Blender

G R AV I M E T R I C BATCH BLENDERS
T R U E B L E N D TM C M - T B 1 0 0 - 4
ACCURATE
GRAVIMETRIC
BLENDING IN
SMALL BATCHES
Model CMTB100-4
Get accurate blends, better mixing, faster material changes
and increased profits with Cincinnati Milacron's TrueBlend
Series Blenders. Steep-sided material compartments allow
resin to flow evenly and freely through vertical dispense
valves into the weigh chamber. Efficient mixing assures full
integration of all recipe ingredients. Fully enclosed cabinet
design assures no pellet spillage and clean operation.
Standard convenient features such as quick access material
compartment bins, a hinged chassis access door and
removable components in the mixing chamber reduce
downtime during cleanout.
Shown with
optional Access
Receivers
T H R O U G H P U T R AT E S T O 4 0 0 P O U N D S A N H O U R
The TrueBlend CM-TB100 series
blenders offer small extruders and
small tonnage injection molding
machines a superior way to blend
color and additives centrally or at
the throat of the processing
machine.
The blender dispenses up to four
materials from respective material
compartments into a common weigh
chamber. The control determines
the correct weight of each
ingredient based on setpoints
entered on the touch screen
display. Up to 50 recipes can be
entered and stored in the processor.
Unique fast-acting "no stick" vertical
valves control the amount of
material dispensed. All dispense
valves use two-way air cylinders
assuring positive operation.
Choose between throat mounted
and central blender models. Options
include an integrated blender/loader
control feature, and an addition of a
flow control valve for central
blending applications.
■ Blend accuracy to 1/2 of 1%
Colorant and/or additive weights are held to within 0.5% of setting. A selectable
Precision AdditiveTM feature is also available for additives. The microprocessor
control automatically calibrates after every cycle and compensates for variations
in dispense method, resin bulk density or particle geometry.
■ Easy-to-use control
New intuitive 5.7 inch LCD touch
screen control with full color
graphics allows quick and easy
setup of blender setpoints. All
setpoints are displayed
simultaneously. Enter the
percentages of the blend on the
touch screen display and the
blender does the rest. The
system automatically weighs the
recipe ingredients in the proper sequence and maintains the correct blend
relationship. Any position can be identified as one of the four material type
selections adding flexibility to your application setup.
■ Convenient, easy clean out
Easy access to all material contact points for fast and safe cleaning during color
or resin changes. Quick access material compartment bins, a removable weigh
bin, mix agitator and mix chamber liner allow quick efficient cleaning. The blender
features a built-in material shutoff valve below the mixing chamber; this can be
replaced with the automatic flow control valve
for remote and central blending applications.
G R A V I M E T R I C BATCH BLENDERS
F E AT U R E S
T R U E B L E N D TM C M - T B 1 0 0 - 4
Intuitive touch screen control for ease of use
No pellet
leakage. No
No pellet leakage.
material waste.
No
material waste.
Completely
Completely sealed
sealed.
chassis.
The intuitive touch screen control
allows for quick and easy setup of
blender setpoints and automatically
weighs recipe ingredients in the
proper sequence to maintain correct
blend relationship. Any position can be
identified as one of the four material
type selections adding flexibility to
your application setup.
Which package is
right for you? __________________________________________________
FEATURE NOTES:
* Material bin door safety
interlocks and drain ports.
† Choose between either machine or
remote mounted blender packages.
‡
Includes an optional integrated
loader control feature.
Specifications may change without
notice consult with a Milacron
representative for the most current
information.
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G R A V I M E T R I C B AT C H B L E N D E R S
F E AT U R E S
T R U E B L E N D TM C M - T B 1 0 0 - 4
Simple and quick cleanout
New optional floor stand design!
Easy access to all
material contact points
for fast and safe
cleaning during color or
resin changes. Material
compartment access
doors, removable weigh
bin, mix agitator and
mix chamber liner allow
quick, efficient cleaning.
TB reports
Used to track and document material
usage, alarms, batch and shift reports and
recipes. See TrueBlend Reporting Software
and ControlWorks specification sheets.
Blender installs easily to this
floor stand, which is
equipped with a material
reservoir.
Each blender stand
features:
• Sturdy design
• Easy cleanout
• Fork-lift provisions
• Drawer magnet provision
• One standard material
takeaway tube (up to two
additional material tubes are
available as options)
• Available with one or two
cubic foot reservoir
capacities
• Optional casters
Air blow-off for mix chamber level
sensor
This feature is integrated into the blender
mix chamber to blow excessive dust and
fines away from the sensing device and
ensure accurate level sensor reading.
Material level alarm control
Eliminate costly material shortage
problems and machine downtime with
this early warning system. The control
monitors up to six material levels at one
blender. Individual switches can be
adjusted to monitor high or low
material levels. See Level Alarm Control
specification sheet.
Drain chute
The material drain chute readily installs to
the chassis opening of the blender for fast
and simple cleanout.
Major component flow restrictor
Available with C M - TB/TBA/TBH models
100, 250, 500 and 900 on bin positions
one and/or two. (Generally used when
feeding more than two minor
ingredients.)
Minor component flow restrictor
Available with C M - TB/TBA/TBH models 100,
250, 500 and 900 on bin positions three
and/or four. (Generally used when feeding
1% or less of an ingredient)
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Remote mixer demand sensor
This sensor provides a fill-to level option in a
surge bin or other material receptacle that
sits below a remote mounted blender.
TrueBlend high-heat models
Used to process high temperature plastics
such as ABS, nylon, polycarbornate and
PET resins.
Dry air blanket
This option blankets the material compartments and mixing chamber with
hot dry air to prevent moisture regain
during processing.
G R A V I M E T R I C BATCH BLENDERS
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
T R U E B L E N D TM C M - T B 1 0 0 - 4
Side view
Front view
Top view
B
C
Position 2
Position 1
1
4
4
3
A
‡Position 4
‡Position 3
Control
Drain chute
Purchase the optional
material drain chute
that readily installs to the
chassis opening of the
blender for fast and
simple cleanout.
Voltage total amps
115V/1 phase/60 hz
230V/1 phase/50 hz
Compressed air requirements
Discharge valves
10-1/4 {260}
2-5/32
diameter
{55}
45.0 {1145}
30.25 {769}
31.85 {809}
8.25 {209.6}
9.25 {235.0}
4.75 {120.6}
10-7/32 {260}
8 {203}
1-1/8
{28}
5-1/8
{130}
Mounting bolt hole size (4 holes) 9/16 in. {14.0 mm}.
Predrilled 8 x 8 mounting pattern as standard.
SPECIFICATION NOTES
* Maximum throughput rates are based on 35 lb/ft3
pelletized material, using all standard valve sizes. Use
of reducer inserts will lower the rate shown.
Throughput rates are based on:
160 {72}
270 {122}
• A 4-position blender recipe of 20% regrind, 80%
natural, 3% color and 2% additive material.
† The optional flow control valve will mount inside the
3.0
1.5
90 psi @ 0.2 ft3/min {6 bars
@ 0.09 liters/sec}; 1/4 in. NPT fitting
Maximum loader sizes
8 inch loaders
12 inch loaders
Mixing chamber access door this side of the interface.
5-1/8
{130}
2.2 {1000}
400 {181}
0.6 {17}
0.3 {8}
4
4
2 - (60 mm)
2 - (20 mm)
MOUNTING INTERFACE
Dimensions shown
in inches and
{mm}.
8 {203}
Performance characteristics
Batch size lb {g}
Maximum throughput rate lb/hr {kg/hr}*
Bin capacity - main ingredient ft3 {liter}
Bin capacity - minor ingredient ft3 {liter}
Maximum number of materials
Number of vertical discharge valves
Number/(size) of major bin valves
Number/(size) of minor bin valves
Dimensions inches {mm}
A - Height above mounting plate† B
- Width
C - Depth
D - Control height
E - Control width
F - Control depth
Weight lbs {kg}
Installed
Shipping
CM-TB100-4
E
F
1-1/8
{28}
MODELS
D
Number of loaders - 2
Number of loaders - 2
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chassis in the space of the manual slide valve. Conair
recommends using the optional flow control valve when
mounting the blender on a stand, surge bin or hopper.
‡ Hopper positions three and four are supplied
with eight inch cover plates as standard.
Specifications may change without notice consult with a
Milacron representative for the most current
information.
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