Several extruder OEMs offer the four-motor, high-torque CMG drive from K&A Knoedler GmbH in Germany-but only on a single small extruder size, typically 90 mm.

Several extruder OEMs offer the four-motor, high-torque CMG drive from K&A Knoedler GmbH in Germany-but only on a single small extruder size, typically 90 mm. Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass., is believed to be the fi rst machine builder anywhere to offer the four-motor drive on all its blown film extruders from 50 to 120 mm. Knoedler's drive uses a cluster of relatively inexpensive, conventional AC asynchronous motors. It reportedly offers high torque and 5% to 10% energy savings. Extruders with the new drives will be introduced at the K 2007 show in Dusseldorf in October. Tel: (781) 344-5800 . www.addexinc.com

Addex Inc.
154 Maple St. Stoughton, MA 02072-1179
Phone (781) 344-5800 Fax (781) 344-5766