Please visit: SteerAmerica Inc.
1525 Corporate Woods Pkwy.
Uniontown, OH 44685 US
Manufactures corotating, intermeshing twin-screw extruders for a wide range of applications including compounding, reactive and devolatilization processes. Sizes range from the micro 10 mm up to 225 mm available in flange, tie-rod or clamshell design. Offers three distinct series of twin-screw extruders: the Alpha, Mega and Omega, offering 1.49, 1.55 and 1.71 Do/Di ratios respectively. Extruders offer increased feeding ability, improved energy efficiency and highest torque capabilities.
State-of the-art foundry offers a wide range of special grade alloy steels for barrels, shafts and elements. Barrels come with replaceable liners from a wide selection of materials that offer high levels of abrasion and corrosion resistance. Elements in single-, bi- and tri-lobe or their patented fractional element geometry allow greater control of sheer in the radial direction. Splined screw shafts utilize a cycloidal profile ensuring effective torque transmission with increased fracture resistance while facilitating easy removal of the elements for maintenance and reconfiguration. Steer also manufactures barrel, shaft and element components for all makes/brands of twin-screw extruders.
Offers manual or automated controls, which includes the PLC controlled color touchscreen HMI that allows for integrated control of the extruder and all upstream and downstream equipment. Recipe management, failsafe interlocking and data-logging is easily accomplished with automated controls. Company's OUTLINE configuration software is a powerful and flexible tool for the operator to visualize, configure and store data for the barrel and screw configuration.
SteerAmerica operates a fully functional application development center (ADC) for customer trials equipped with twin-screw extruders, gravimetric feeders, with both strand and underwater pelletizer capabilities. The center includes a 15 ft pyrolosis oven for customers to send in shafts, elements and dies for cleaning services.
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Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
New lab machine also introduced.
Extrusion machinery at the June NPE show in Chicago showed inventive ways to get more out of your floorspace and materials.
Compounding news at the show includes several new ways to feed low-bulk-density materials faster for higher outputs with corotating twin screws.
In addition to the news reported in our September K Show preview (see Learn More), previously unrevealed developments in Dusseldorf include several ingenious devices designed to save energy, reduce wear, and safeguard compounded material properties.