Earlier this year, Century Extrusion, Traverse City, Mich., launched its Apex corotating twin-screw extruder line in sizes with center distances of 40 to 95 mm. They have U.S.built screws and barrels and Chinese-built frames, cooling systems, and water manifolds (from Ruiya Extrusion in Nanjing). Century is now building Apex models with 25- and 30-mm center distances for lab and small production work and a 133-mm model for outputs up to 10,000 to 16,000 lb/hr at full torque and speed. Century has a 40-mm model in its lab. (231) 947-6400 • www. centuryextrusion.com
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