An unusual series of modular single-screw extruders with interchangeable barrels is being introduced in three sizes at the K Show in Germany next month by American Kuhne Inc., Norwich, Conn. The Modular Extruder Series can change barrel size, L/D, and throughput. Nothing like it has been available except German-built, lab-size machines. The smallest of the new line is a range of three machines from 0.5 to 1.0 in. diam. with barrels that can be changed manually. The medium range is four extruders from 1 to 1.75 in., with barrels mounted on wheeled carts. The largest is a group of six models between 2 and 3.5 in. diam. with barrels on sub-bases that are moveable by forklift or crane. Changeover takes 5 to 15 min, depending on size, thanks to quick-change swing bolts. Tel: (860) 886-7745 . www.americankuhne.com
American Kuhne, Inc.
31 Connecticut Ave. Norwich, CT 06360
Phone (860) 886-7745 Fax (860) 887-7621