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80 years ago, in 1942, Harry Johansson founded Rapid Granulator in his hometown of Bredaryd, Sweden. He was an entrepreneur and visionary who was guided by strong values. Rapid’s products should make a difference for everyone who used them, and for the communities in which they operated.

The concept of sustainable development may not have had the same impact then as now, but for Rapid’s founders it was a matter of course. The overall mentality in Swedish society at the time was to repair things that were broken instead of buying new, and to reuse items and equipment. Harry and his contemporary entrepreneurs were genuinely environmentally friendly, pioneers in sustainability work.

Today, we are a world-leading company in producing equipment for plastic recycling, with operations and agencies located in Malaysai, on all continents. But our head office, production and development remain in Bredaryd, where we proudly have our roots.

Main Products

ONE CUT PRO

Rapid OneCUT PRO is an efficient slow-speed granulator, suitable for crushing of smaller products, sprues, etc. Comes with several innovative features.

  • Rapid EnergySMART – save up to 80% of energy consumption! You can let the shredder run automatically (can be adjusted) and at intervals, based on load. Crushing can be paused while material is collected in the granule bin and then restarted automatically to grind and then pause again.
  • Quick Rotor Release – open the granulator and disconnect the rotor in 30 sec to clean quickly and efficiently.
  • Rapid FlexiSPEED – adapt the rotor speed to the material properties.
  • Automatic rotor reversal is standard.

These are just some of the benefits of OneCUT PRO. Add smart metal detection, low noise levels and it becomes the obvious standard for slow-speed granulators.

300 "OPEN-HEARTED"

All models in the Rapid 300 series can be used either as a central granulator or as inline granulator for all types of materials. Typical applications include sprues, molded items, profiles, smaller pipes, sheets, etc.

  • Open-Hearted design – for quick and easy access to the cutting chamber of the granulator for cleaning/maintenance – maximizes your production time.
  • Lower energy consumption with double-scissors cutting action.
  • Pre-adjustable knives for optimal knife sharpness.
  • High quality regrind.
  • Various infeed options for all types of applications.
  • Reversible screen – for longer life.
  • Constant Cutting Circle (CCC).

GT1100

Rapid GT1100 is optimized for cost-effective in-line crusher of skeletal waste.

  • The market´s shortest service time – with complete access to all wear parts from one side the service time of this unit is unbeatable.
  • 2 types of loop control – external or optional pneumatic controlled loop control for in-line integration with the thermoforming machine.
  • Available in 1100 mm with a capacity up to 900 kg/h.
  • Scissors cut – angled knives to ensure perfect regrind, low noise, low energy consumption.
  • Constant Cutting Circle (CCC).
  • Small footprint – easy to integrate in the line.
  • Reversible screen – for longer life.
  • Pre-adjustable knives for optimal knife sharpness.

Industry Applications

PLASTIC WASTE

All manufacturing waste, when properly handled, can be transformed back to usable source material in your process, often without manual intervention. Our granulator and shredder machines range in capacity from a few kilos to several tonnes of ground plastic per hour; materials that can be recycled straight into your manufacturing process.

Components and Functionalities

DUST SEPERATION

No matter how efficient a granulator is, there will always be a small amount of dust and fines – increasing when knives start to wear out. With an efficient and adapted dust separation system, these problems can be avoided. Rapid offers complete systems for all dust separation needs.

  • Sharp knives are always good for minimizing the amount of dust.
  • An efficient dust separation system filters out dust and fine particles and you get a high-quality granule to add back to your process.
  • In addition to a better granule quality, the working environment will also be cleaner and safer.

GUILLOTINE SYSTEM

Edge-trims are a common waste in sheet extrusion operations. The most common method for dealing with waste edge trimming is to use two guillotine blades, one for each edge trim. It is integrated into the extrusion process and cuts the edge trims continuously, with the chopped bits falling onto a conveyor belt and being delivered to a granulator.

METAL DETECTION

With metal detection before the granulator, extensive and costly damage to the granulator is avoided.

With higher sensitivity these metal detectors can detect and magnetized all types of metals as well other electrically conductive materials. The most common installation is to have the detector installed on a conveyor belt.