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Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Series Part III – Effective Shutdown and Restart Procedures – Purging 2 of 3
A systematic shutdown and restart are essential to minimize purge time and ensure a smooth restart. Check out these procedures to minimize material degradation and waste.
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Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance III, Purging – Part 1 of 3
Incorrect purging procedures for product changeover, line shutdown and restart can lead to premature polymer degradation that will significantly impact yield and productivity, and lead to unwanted downtime. This blog post will cover common sense purging methods that can increase uptime and minimize waste.
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Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part II
In the blog post, Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part I, we discussed the importance of maintaining the clearance between the screw and barrel on your extruder to ensure that your equipment is operating at maximum efficiency. This blog will examine how to accurately measure the inner diameter of the extruder barrel.
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Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part I
Achieving processing goals, product quality and avoiding unexpected equipment shutdowns are critical for operational excellence and profitability. Ensuring the feedscrew and barrel remain in top condition is an essential part of this equation. In part one of the Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenace, we will discuss feedscrew measurement.
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Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity, Part III
In part III of the Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity series, we discuss how surface treatments or screw coatings can be used to improve screw wear.
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Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity, Part II
In Part II of the Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity blog series, this blog will cover the importance of the feedscrew materials of construction.
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Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity, Part I
There are three types of feedscrew wear: abrasive, adhesive and corrosive. Depending on the polymers you process, these types of wear can be costly and frustrating. Read more about the causes and solutions we suggest at Davis-Standard.
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Troubleshooting the Drive and Motor
You begin to notice motor speed issues, loud noises or see high-load readings for the drive. What’s going on and where do you begin? Our expert provides troubleshooting advice for your extruder, read here to learn more.
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Smart Options for Automotive Tubing
New uses for plastic tubes are showing up under the hood. The changes are coming at a steady pace. Are you ready to respond to new demands coming from tier-one suppliers?
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Chill Roll Cleaning – Part Two
Part two of the chill roll series provides tips for care of rubber covered rolls as well as grinding and maintenance.
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