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by John David Murtagh

  1. The granulator is normally stored in the instrument/electronics shop which is adjacent to the IFL. You need to relocate the granulator so it is near a high voltage plug in the IFL during operation. You need to relocate the granulator so it is near a high voltage plug in the IFL during operation.
    • The granulator is normally stored in the instrument/electronics shop which is adjacent to the IFL.

    • You need to relocate the granulator so it is near a high voltage plug in the IFL during operation.

  2. Before granulating anything, you should verify that the last user has cleaned out the granulator to reduce cross contamination. Unscrew the two screws on the front and the granulator chute should be able to pivot so that the blades are accessible. Also release the lever on the front so that the bottom container is released.
    • Before granulating anything, you should verify that the last user has cleaned out the granulator to reduce cross contamination.

    • Unscrew the two screws on the front and the granulator chute should be able to pivot so that the blades are accessible.

    • Also release the lever on the front so that the bottom container is released.

    • Use the large shop vac to clean out any granulate remaining in the machine. Also verify it is emptied as you will be using it later.

    • Close up everything when you are done cleaning.

  3. The granulator is LOUD, so make sure to wear hearing protection when the machine is running.
    • The granulator is LOUD, so make sure to wear hearing protection when the machine is running.

    • Also make sure you are wearing a pair of safety glasses.

  4. The granulator is loud. Make sure everyone in the lab is aware of your granulating intentions BEFORE starting. Connect the Shop Vac to the port on the granulator basin. First verify the vacuum is connected so that it is creating suction. Turn on the shop vac and press the green button on the granulator.
    • The granulator is loud. Make sure everyone in the lab is aware of your granulating intentions BEFORE starting.

    • Connect the Shop Vac to the port on the granulator basin. First verify the vacuum is connected so that it is creating suction.

    • Turn on the shop vac and press the green button on the granulator.

    • You may now begin feeding your plastic into the granulator.

  5. There is the possibility that a jam could occur, so in the event this happens follow the steps below.
    • There is the possibility that a jam could occur, so in the event this happens follow the steps below.

    • Turn off the granulator.

    • Unscrew the two screws on the front and pivot the granulator chute back.

    • Remove any obstructions.

    • Close up the granulator and continue as usual.

    • Periodically pause and open up the shop vac to see how much granulate you have collected.

    • Once it fills up substantially, you will want to empty it into a large plastic bag before continuing.

    • Clean out the granulator basin by repeating Step 2.

    • Return the granulator to its storage location.

    • Clean up any mess made by the granulating process.

Conclusion

This concludes the Granulating Procedure training. Happy Granulating!

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