COMPOUNDING: Vacuum Stuffer/Side Feeder Combination Unit

Designed specifically for Entek's QC3 line of corotating twins.

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ENTEK Extruders, Lebanon, Ore. has introduced a vacuum stuffer/side feeder combination unit specifically for its line of for use with its line of QC3 (quick change, quick clean, quality control) corotating twin-screw extruders.

The unit has been designed with numerous features that allow for easier operation and faster service than traditional vacuum stuffers and side feeders. The stuffer barrel can stay mounted to the extruder, while the rest of the unit is pulled out for cleaning. This means the barrel can be cleaned in place and the screws will be exposed for easier cleaning.  It can be used as a vacuum stuffer or a side feeder, switching only cooling and vacuum hoses to change configuration. 

The unit can be mounted to any of the six closest barrels to the arm mount (three upstream and three downstream). Bolts are designed to be easily removable with the built-in air ratchet.  All bolts intended for frequent assembly/disassembly are the same size; some are at an angle for easier assembly/disassembly. It’s mounted to the top deck of the extruder to provide easy access and servicing. It also features are easily maneuverable arm.