Well jut like anything one might expect a reasonable amount of trouble from somethin’/anything so after rereading the post/ reply I remembered that the auger/screw didn’t stop at times during certain jams and that the material got bound around the winding screw got hot and melted onto the screw then eventually locking up and then sometimes blowing the motor. Well hopefully you can picture it when a torch had to come out to clean up the melt which in turn took a lot of time and the blame, well it usually went to machine operator who really ought to have been watching it, butt, butt, butt and accidents do happen at times. So in my humble opinion, close loop just don’t seem to ring true here but found that turn key to be the safest bet for me. So I tried to find a layout of the auger system in question on the web and only found a few links for the plastics industry and found that it is more popular with the grain industry and probably because grain can be granulated, no trouble with the blades or flights, while resigns tend to come in a shot or pellet form I’d imagine that the regrind would be a bit more troublesome. In the meantime I really couldn’t recommend the system or not, by not being able to see the set-up. Only give you a down-side and sorry bout that.
And then I’d like to mention that good investments tend to pay for themselves, good buyers too. And oh boy if the parts/equipment buyers only knew of the loss of income and why? that is created during a down time, I'd bet there’d be a change in buying habits too “cost verses quality”.
And as I drift off the beaten path I’ll have to mention the popular tax losses write offs too that tends to keep faulty equipment alive just for that purpose. And no offence to anyone but sometimes one might think that they’d be saving money by not spending it, unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. The more that you think you are saving by not spending you’ll end up giving it to the big guy anyways “uncle” oops no Uncle Sam well that is for us Americans anyways, so I figure the best way is to spend the money the best way that money will work for you, you can write it off that way to. Better to make the money than to lose it and I think that would be the best bet for the over all economy in a big way too. Loss is always past down someway, one way or another, to eliminate the loss/losses that would eventually cut the over all costs. But mindset is a hard thing to change?
Hope you have a great day!!!