TÜRKIYE- IMAS, a publicly traded Turkish machinery manufacturer, has released a new roller mill chassis composed of polymeric material called Polymer Base Construction.
According to the company, unlike traditional roller mill chassis made of welded steel or cast iron, Polymer Base Construction features better vibration-damping properties that provide higher reliability and extended long-term durability for roller mills.
IMAS said it has been working on using polymeric composites in the chassis construction of IMAS machinery since 2020.
After completing the product development, real-time testing, and patenting, IMAS released the Multimilla Roller Mill with Polymer Base Construction to customers worldwide.
“At IMAS, we believe that the reliability of our machines is just as important as our technology,” said Murat Apakhan, production manager and R&D deputy general manager for IMAS.
“For this reason, we continuously develop the structural design of our machines and systems through new engineering standards.’’
According to IMAS, tests and measurements carried out by IMAS R&D center engineers and scientists from Konya Technical University and Necmettin Erbakan University determined that polymeric composite material has nearly 10 times better vibration damping ability than cast iron and 20 times better than welded steel.
High machinery vibration levels can disrupt the sensitive operating adjustments of machines, which may lead to inconsistency in the process and product quality.
Therefore, damping the vibration and keeping the resonance under critical levels is crucial for the durability of machinery and buildings.
Apart from its better vibration-damping ability, the polymeric composite chassis material has comparatively lower thermal conductivity, higher rigidity, and corrosion resistance properties, and has better production flexibility advantages with reduced production time, cost, and carbon footprint.
During its conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US in April, the International Association of Operative Millers gave the Product Showcase 2023 award to IMAS for the Polymer Base Construction roller mill design.
Just like in the Multimilla roller mill, Polymer Base Construction has been introduced in some of IMAS’ feed milling equipment, including the Viteral series flake roller, hammermill, and pellet press machines.