- Cooling capacity 1.6KW to 180KW
- Temperature control 7℃ to 35℃
- Chilled water flow rate up to 480LPM
- Built-in SS Water tank and water pump
- Easy installation and maintenance
- Cooling for all plastic processing machines
- All chiller models and capacities are available
Your Premier Plastic Chiller Manufacturer
Plastic chiller is the definition of chiller using for plastic processing machinery.
Both water chillers and air chillers are commonly used in plastic process machines including injection molding machine, blowing machine, plastic extrusion, vacuum thermoforming machine, and other packing machines.
With over 20 years of experience in Industrial chillers, TopChiller offers high quality, energy saving plastic chillers for a variety of plastics processing and manufacturing.
These plastic chillers provide constant and good performance in demanding to process. TopChiller engineering is much experienced in designing and manufacturing chillers for plastics manufacturing and processing applications.
Whether you are looking for a chiller to maintain the temperature of the plastic material during manufacture, or cool the processing equipment and plastic mold, we have then at TopChiller.
We all know, a water chiller is one of the plastic auxiliary machinery, playing a very significant role for plastic machines, Plastic chillers made from TopChiller are precision-controlled to provide ideal chilled water to the plastic material or processing equipment.
All plastic chillers from TopChiller with standard designs can be customized to meet specific requirements and we have the capabilities to design a custom chiller or cooling tower for unique applications.
Our experienced engineering will assist you in determining the size, capacity, and configuration of a proper plastic chiller to meet your application requirements.
As a professional plastic chiller manufacturer, TopChiller has exported many plastic chillers to the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Spain, Italy, etc.
We can offer a total plastic chiller cooling solution for all your plastic machines, please contact TopChiller sales to get your free design and quotation.
TopChiller: Your Professional Plastic Chiller Supplier
AC-Series air cooled chillers equipped with integral pumps and tanks. But closed loop system like a plate heat exchanger or shell and tube are available.
TopChiller offers packaged and portable water-cooled chillers, with capacities from 2ton to 200 tons. Water cooled chiller is more cooling effect than the air-cooled chiller.
Our AW-Series water-cooled chillers are used when condenser water loop (city water or open loop cooling tower) is available.
Here are some tips to determine the size of a plastic chiller for your plastic process cooling application:
- Calculate the pounds of material per hour being processed. That is the plastic material.
- Determine how many kilograms per hour are required for each ton of cooling capacity.
- Double check if there is an external water storage tank for the chiller to determine closed loop or open loop for a plastic chiller. Like there is a water tank for regular extrusion or plastic extruder.
- Size the equipment cooling capacity like clamping force of injection molding machine.
- Confirm the water pressure and water flow rate required for a plastic chiller.
- Combine the process and equipment cooling requirements, like for injection molding machine, the plastic chiller needs to cool down the plastic mold only or together with the plastic machine.
As a leading plastic chiller manufacturer, TopChiller is willing to provide all technical support for end users.
Plastic Chiller- The Complete Buying Guide for Importers
- What is plastic chiller?
- Why plastic machines need plastic chillers?
- How does the plastic chiller work with the plastic machine?
- How to size a proper plastic chiller for your plastic machine?
- Plastic chillers for plastic machinery applications
- Plastic chiller installation and maintenance guide
- Why TopChiller can be your reliable plastic chiller supplier?
What is plastic chiller?
As we know, both water chiller and air chiller are one of the auxiliary machinery including plastic crusher, mold temperature controller, mold dehumidification, autoloader, conveying system, mixer, and dryer.
We can divide into injection molding, blow molding and extrusion/extruder segments of the whole plastic industry.
A precision temperature control is very important for plastic process heating and transfer systems. A cooling system used for plastic processing machine, we call it is a plastic chiller.
Let’s have a detailed look at the below explanation regarding plastic chiller.
Process cooling in plastic processing is necessary as considerable amounts of heat have to be removed from the material, mold or machine, such as plastic injection molding machine and etc..,
Before shaping, thermoplastic materials such as polypropylene, nylon, and PET, the etc thermoplastic must be heated to their molten temperature.
When molten, they can then be manipulated (injection molded, etc) to a new shape. Finally, they must be solidified them via cooling.
Why plastic machines need plastic chillers?
So now we can know plastic chiller is necessary for your plastic machines or plastic processing. Let’s know why your plastic machines need plastic chillers?
Plastic chillers are always used to cooling the hot plastic that is injected from injection molding to maximize productivity and improve quality.
By cooling down the plastic process equipment that is used to produce plastic products, such as hydraulics of the molding machine, gearbox, and barrel of the injection molding machine, to save energy and extend the lifetime of the machine.
One of the most important steps in the mold making process is a consistent and proper cooling cycle. This is due to the fact cooling rates can have a significant influence on the overall quality of the finished item.
The cooling cycle must remain consistent throughout the entire production run to ensure all items are equal in quality.
Plastic chiller- air chiller and water chiller will provide this consistent cooling water during the process. This is the most advantage of using a plastic chiller.
How does the plastic chiller work with the plastic machine?
Plastic chillers are used in a variety of applications where chilled water or liquid are circulated through process plastic equipment.
Commonly used to cool plastic products and plastic machinery, water chillers are used in a multitude of different applications including injection molding machine, blowing molding machine, and extrusion.
The function of a plastic chiller is to move heat from one location (usually process in injection molding or product) to another place (usually the air outside the manufacturing facility).
It is very common to use water solution to transfer the heat to and from the chiller which may require the process chiller to have a reservoir and pumping system.
Regardless of your industry and process, making sure that you have sufficient cooling is critical to productivity and cost savings also in the injection molding machine.
How to size a proper plastic chiller for your plastic machine?
Plastic chillers are playing a significant part in plastic processing, but how to size a correct chiller size or chiller model for your plastic plant?
Please follow the below steps, maybe you will get a bright idea of this problem.
A. We know for plastic chiller, there are air cooled chiller and water cooled chiller for optional. The most important thing: you must confirm air-cooled chiller or water cooled chiller you prefer?
This is simple to clarify: do you have or need a cooling tower? If yes, it should be water cooled chiller. If no, you have no or don’t need any cooling tower, you must go for an air-cooled chiller.
Compared with air-cooled chiller, the water-cooled chiller is more efficiency in cooling, but air-cooled chiller is more convenient to install and maintain.
B. You can ask your plastic machine supplier about the required chiller cooling capacity. If there is no positive reply, it no matters. Just confirm the mold inlet and outlet water temperature, and water flow rate, then we can compute the right chiller cooling capacity. Please follow the blow formula we are using:
Chiller cooling capacity(KW)
= Water flow rate(Liter/Second)*Delta T(Inlet-outlet)*4.187(water specific heat)
Now we can cite an example, one client does not have a cooling tower, needs a chiller with inlet water temperature 30℃, outlet water temperature 25℃, with a cooling water flow rate is 4Liters/Second.
We can get chiller cooling capacity =4L/S *(30℃-25℃)*4.187=83.74KW
In the customer site, an air-cooled chiller with 83.74kw cooling capacity is the best chiller size.
C. With rich experience for industrial chiller matching for plastic machines, TopChiller has a conclusion of chiller sizing, especially for plastic injection molding machine.
If you don’t know the chiller cooling capacity, please confirm the clamping force of your injection molding machine.
As the clamping force is 280Ton, for each 80Ton capacity force will match 2.5KW air cooled chiller. so for 250ton injection molding machine, the air cooled chiller cooling capacity is 8.75KW
You must consider all project site information and your plastic machine to choose the correct plastic chiller solution.
Plastic chillers for plastic machinery applications
plastic chiller including air-cooled chiller and water cooled chiller, sometimes some clients also prefer to use the cooling tower as their cooling water source. All depend on their cooling water requirements and project site information.
Plastic machinery can be divided into 6 segments as below:
A. Injection molding machines: Injection molding machine, general purpose/ Injection molding machine,multi-component/Injection molding machine, multi-station/Injection molding machine, for thermosets/Injection molding machine, for rubber
Increasing the amount of injection on an injection molding machine can be a tricky balancing issue. If your mold and cool the mold too quickly, your product quality may not be guaranteed.
If your mold and cool too slowly, you are increasing your cost. The key point is to maximize the amount of injection – careful consideration of the right injection molding process is critical.
In the injection molding process, the molding process usually has three stages:
1. Injection molding cycle operation injection – when a plastic material is injected into the mold.
2. Mold cooling – when the part material solidifies
3. Open mold and spray – when the solid portion is cooled and ready to be ejected from the mold.
Why is cooling important in the molding cycle?
The consistent cooling water is necessary during the molding cycle because the material from which the part is made must be cured in the mold before being sprayed.
Without proper cooling time during the manufacturing process, there may be a large number of part defects such as warpage and deformation. This is primarily because the thermoplastic or other components of the material must be allowed to cool properly to ensure structural integrity.
In most cases, cooling is the most time-consuming part of the injection molding process, but shortening the time too short can result in a large number of product defects.
In order to maximize production, the best solution is to find an acceptable cooling time section and make sure you have the proper cooling to eliminate the necessary heat.
The mold accumulates heat during many injections. Working with plastic chiller specialists with experience in injection molding applications, you can prevent this heat build-up and consistently achieve a uniform cooling time.
Ways to reduce injection molding cooling time by using plastic chillers:
There are two heat transfer points in the molding process:
1) between the plastic and the mold;
2) Between the mold and the cooled L water. Properly designing the process at these points minimizes cooling time and provides effective cooling.
Injection molding process timeline
(1) Maximum heat removal (between plastic and mold), it is extremely important to design effective mold channels. To make sure at the point.
(2) For proper cooling of the coolant must be cold enough to prevent heat build-up in the mold and eliminate the heat added during each cycle. At this point, the choice of cooler is critical. An appropriately sized chiller will provide sufficient heat removal to prevent heat build-up in the mold.
The problem that should be paid attention to when choosing injection molding chiller
To properly apply a chiller for injection molding, consider the following:
Constant cycle time is extremely important to maximize system throughput. In order to consistently provide proper cooling, you should have enough data in your process.
Do you have a cooling requirement?
Do you have information about traffic?
Do you have information to cool down? (Δt)
Do you have more injection molding machines?
Load matching or variable drive plastic chillers will allow you to provide adequate cooling for multiple units.
As the head load increases, the plastic chiller will react accordingly to ensure that the proper coolant temperature is maintained.
B. Blowing molding machines including: Extrusion blow molding machines/Extrusion stretch blow molding machines/Injection blow molding machines/Injection stretch blow molding machines/ Stretch blow molding machines(reheat)
Below you will see 5Ton air cooled chiller manufactured by TopChiller for plastic blowing machine used in Jakarta Indonesia.
C. Presses machines: Compression&transfer molding presses/Tabletting presses/Preplasticizing equipment for molding compounds
D. Extruders & extrusion lines: Extruders Single screw type/ Extruders Twin screw type/Extrusion lines for blown film/Extrusion lines for flat film and sheets/ Extrusion lines for strappings/Extrusion lines for mono and multifilament/Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles/Extrusion lines for laminating and coating/Extrusion lines for sheathing of pipes and cables/Extrusion lines for rubber
E.Preprocessing recycling machines and equipment: Mixers/Two roll mills/ Pelletizers/ Compounding lines/ Recycling lines
F.Post-processing machines: Thermoforming machines/Bag&sach making equipment/Stretching lines for film, filament.etc.
Plastic chillers are widely used for the above all plastic machinery or plastic processing.
Plastic chiller installation and maintenance guide
Plastic Chillers Provide High Capacity Cooling for Injection Molding Equipment
A family of portable recirculating chillers that provide fast and reliable cooling for injection molding equipment is available from PolyScience.
This is important to the plastic chiller to make an installation operation and maintenance guide so the customer is easy to do the installation and doing regular maintenance properly to make sure the plastic chiller gets long life and operated many years.
Air-cooled chillers are used in open, well-ventilated areas and can be installed outdoors but it should be the weatherproof type.
For water cooled chiller, you need the water cooling tower and circulation water pumps.
Why TopChiller can be your reliable plastic chiller supplier?
TopChiller providing a complete plastic chiller line of air chiller, water chiller also cooling tower and mold temperature controller for your plastic cooling and heating purpose.
TopChiller has some advantages of making plastic chillers:
A. We are many experiences in plastic chillers for 20 years. All engineers are very familiar with kinds of different plastic machines such as injection molding machine, blowing machine, plastic extruder and laminating machine.
B. All the plastic chiller spare parts are Top refrigeration brand including compressor, heat exchanger and air blower. And the skilled workers from TopChiller can make sure each plastic chiller manufactured is under good cooling performance.
C. TopChiller attends regional plastic exhibition and event in China, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand regularly. We have a strong strategic cooperative partnership with world famous plastic machinery brands.
D.Fulltime after sales service. TopChiller can provide local service in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Chile, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Do not worry about the local support once purchase any plastic chiller from Topchiller.
If you are looking for a reliable industrial chiller supplier for your plastic machine or any plastic processing, you are coming to the right place.
As a professional plastic chiller supplier, TopChiller having rich experience in plastic chiller design and manufacturing since 1999.
We have cooperation with some Top brands in plastic machine field like Haitian, Yizumi, Victor,Engel, JSW, Battenfeld, Demag…
As a professional air chiller and water chiller supplier based in China, TopChiller can provide a total solution of plastic chillers for your plastic machine and plastic processing.
If you have any air chiller or water chiller inquiry for your plastic machine, Please contact our engineering team to get a professional plastic chiller solution for your plastic processing machine.