The GF Series grinders from Process Control Corporation are used as part of an asr® Automatic Scrap Recycling system for in-line recycling of production film scrap. GF Series grinders are designed to provide efficient, uniform grinding of film scrap. There are four cutting chamber sizes available along with different horsepower motors to accurately match the grinder to the required scrap rate. The GF Series grinders are available in configurations that accept edge and bleed trims, roll scrap, and loose scrap.

Standard carbide-coated knives are employed in the system, increasing the time between sharpening. The rotor knives approach the stationary bed knife, or knives, at a steep angle to ensure a clean scissors-cut. This technique is used for maximum bulk-density and flow of ground scrap. The open rotor design improves airflow for cooling , permitting the highest possible throughput.

After the cutting chamber, material passes through a sizing screen that is chosen specifically for the application and material. The ground scrap is pulled through the grinder screen and carried through the process by the scrap conveying fan standard on each GF Series grinder.

Reintroduction of roll scrap is achieved with the attachment of an optional RN Series roll feeder. The roll feeder has knurled rolls that provide a strong pull on the film, without wrapping. They are available in several sizes with variable speed DC motors that run at 3 - 32 fpm (1 - 10 m/min).

The control panel for the grinders includes a motor starter for the grinder. When purchased as part of a complete asr® system, the control panel includes controls for the inducers and roll feeder, as well.

Standard Features
  • ODP motor with 4-sided belt guard (TEFC motor on GFB)
  • Open rotor cutting chamber with outboard bearings
  • 2 HP scrap conveying fan (5 HP on GFD)
  • Mild steel construction
  • Carbide-coated knives
  • Remote-mount control panel
  • Electricals: Power requirements 460V/3PH/60Hz
  • Special paint
  • Special electricals
  • Hydraulic lift for opening cutting chamber (not available on GFA or GFB, standard on GFD)
  • Sound enclosure
  • AEN air eliminator separates conveying air from edge trims
  • RF Series roll feeder
The GF Series: film scrap grinder for use with asr® systems to recycle edge trim, roll scrap, and loose scrap. (GF Series Film Scrap Grinder & Accessories with optional roll feeder, hydraulic lift, and AEN air eliminator)

GF-Series Film Scrap Grinders

Unit of Measure


Motor Power

N/A 5 hp4 kW

DC Motor Runs at

N/A 3 to 32 fpm1 to 10 m/min

Material of Construction

N/A Mild Steel

Knife Finish

N/A Carbide Coated

Paint Type

N/A Special

Shipping Weight

N/A 950 lb432 kg


Dimension A

N/A 69.5 in1765 mm

Dimension B

N/A 36.0 in914 mm

Dimension C

N/A 26.0 in660 mm

Dimension D

N/A 56.9 in1445 mm

Dimension E

N/A 24.0 in610 mm

Dimension F

N/A 57.2 in1453 mm

Dimension G

N/A 49.4 in1255 mm

Dimension H

N/A 64.2 in1631 mm

Cutting Chamber Specifications

Rotating Knives

N/A 2

Stationary Knives

N/A 1

Rotor Length x Rotor Diameter

N/A 7.5 x 6.2 in191 x 157 mm

Electrical Power Requirements


N/A 460 V


N/A Three


N/A 60 Hz