New technology from Glycon takes real-time measurements of screw and barrel wear and provides data to guide processors as to when the time may be right to swap out these components.
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When it comes to vacuum conveying systems for plastics processing, custom powder handling solutions are not always required. Pre-engineered, turnkey solutions can be a perfect option for powders and bulk solids in a wide range of industries.
Calculating polymer flow is fairly straightforward when designing a die for a simple round profile, but as the shapes get more complicated these calculations can get extremely challenging. Here’s what you need to consider.
Expanded roles for Jon Kuhman, John Phelan.
Newly installed Davis-Standard extrusion lines address swab-stick demand.
Aimed at PVC pipe, profiles, and wood plastic composites, among others.
Said to be engineered to minimize operator involvement and use of hand tools, thereby improving safety.
Business durability, online learning, value-added compounding, PPE reshoring and new barrier sheet tech/player—five more positive stories to come out of 2020.
Processors add three new Davis-Standard silicone extruders to increase production of tubing line.
Veteran tubing guru Alpert to be part of machine builder's technical and customer support, including product development and system testing.
Custom Profile started almost 30 years ago with one employee and one extruder, and has evolved into an international processing business with three plants serving a variety of markets. And plans are in the works to expand further.
Piston filtration offers many advantages over other systems. While pressure fluctuations could be regarded as their weakness, there are many ways to avoid them, both from the mechanical and the process side. Small adjustment can make a huge difference in the overall performance and efficiency of the system.
Follow these tips to evaluate your sheet extrusion lines to find out if you can expand into this market.
You run the risk of wasting time and money by not understanding what’s causing your screws to wear.
Can be used on any style extruder, as well as extruder barrels, heads and injection and blow molding machines.
Enables use up of to 20 calibrators in the cooling system.
Let’s take the mystery out of rheology by showing how the wealth of information it provides can be used by processors to solve real-world production problems.
Company increases manufacturing space by more than 90%.
Modular sytems can extrude 4- to 26-in. pipe and has capability up to 48 in. in lengths of 500 ft or more.
Succeeds long-time CEO Jürgen Vutz, who will join the company’s Supervisory Board beginning the new year.
By adopting a few relatively simple practices, plastics processors can extend the life of the vital components of their plasticating unit. Here’s how to get started.
That is the question pipe and tubing processors typically confront when they specify a line for one product, only to have to add to the product mix when business conditions change. Here are some tips to guide you to the right answer.