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Extrusion (July 01, 2009)

Compact, easy to operate extruder


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July 1, 2009 by Canadian Plastics



Compact, easy to operate extruder

The ZE Basic compounding extruder from Krauss Maffei is a compact and easy-to-operate machine offering a superior cost/performance ratio.

ZE Basic extruders are available in six sizes featuring screw diameters of 26, 34, 42, 52, 62, and 77, covering a performance range of 25 kg/h to 3 t/h.

These state-of-the-art machines, with a ratio between internal and external screw diameter of five and a specific torque factor of 10.5 Nm/cm3, are well suited for 80 per cent of all traditional compounding applications. The process-technical spectrum of this series includes simple alloying and blending, as well as the production of filled or reinforced plastics and of masterbatch compounds.

The heating capacity in the melting zone was substantially improved by providing an increased number of heating cartridges. In addition, a modified feed zone was introduced to further enhance the flexibility of this machine. This newly developed feed zone can be combined with all elements of the modular system.

Krauss Maffei Corporation (Florence, Ky.); www.kraussmaffei.de; 859-283-0200

Vacuum sizing tank for medical tubing applications

New from CDS – Custom Downstream Solutions, the medical high-precision vacuum sizing tank is designed for the precise shape requirements of medical tubing.

The unit provides efficient filter water cooling, while maintaining an enhanced heat transfer rate.

The stainless steel retractable water reservoirs allow for easy cleaning access, reducing maintenance downtime, and increasing overall productivity.

An exterior adjustable standpipe and three exterior product support rollers allow the operator to make adjustments without halting production, increasing line productivity.

The tank is controlled by manual knobs for horizontal and lateral movement, and an easy PLC controlled longitudinal adjustment, allowing for three-axis movement.

CDS – Custom Downstream Solutions, Inc. (Lachine, Que.); www.cdsmachines.com; 1-877-633-1993