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Troubleshooting Common Pellet Quality Issues
Having issues with your pellets? The good news is there are some troubleshooting techniques to yield more uniform pellets. Summarized are 13 common pellet quality issues with photo examples, defect names, possible causes, and troubleshooting steps for correction.
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Basic Extruder Control Functionality – Part 2
In the second part of our blog series on basic control functionality, we will explore process monitoring, emergency stop and safety functions, and different control options.
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Basic Extruder Control Functionality – Part 1
As the “brain” of the extruder, control systems make life easier and manufacturing better. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, we’ll take an inside look at two critical control functions required for extruder operation – barrel temperature and screw speed.
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Ready and Winning with ISO Certification
Most of us in manufacturing know that having your ISO 9001 certification is an essential part of running a competitive business. ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has done an excellent job of creating universal standards that promote quality management and assurance on a global scale. What most of us may not know, per the … Continue reading "Ready and Winning with ISO Certification"
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Five Pillars to Profitability
One of the most effective ways for extrusion and converting processors to boost performance, reliability, and serviceability is to improve upon existing assets. In this blog, we’ve outlined five key action items to support best practices and influence your profitability.
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Web Considerations for Today’s Flexible Packaging
Maximizing the productivity, versatility and profitability of an extrusion coating and laminating line is the goal of every flexible packaging film producer. In this blog, we will cover some engineering considerations with regard to precision tension control, web spreading and web guidance.
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Extrusion Factors for Medical-Grade Silicone Products
Silicone extrusions for various medical applications have been instrumental in facilitating patient care during COVID-19 and beyond. In this blog, we’ll discuss key extrusion-related factors that support functional requirements of medical-grade silicone products while supporting your profitability.
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Protecting Your Slitter Rewinder Investment
Wear and tear on your slitter rewinder is inevitable. In this blog, we’ve put together a modified list of common items that need your attention to improve productivity, processing, safety and profitability.
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Keeping Your Roll Stand Rolling!
Quality and consistent sheet depends on a well-maintained roll stand. A regular maintenance schedule also protects the value of your investment! In this blog our team outlines important disassembly and reassembly criteria when cleaning, maintaining and inspecting roll stand components.
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Direct Utilization of Reclaim Material for Sheet Extrusion
Incorporating reclaim materials into existing and new products is not only good for the environment, but it may be financially prudent for your operation. In this blog, we’ll discuss opportunities in reclaim markets as well as equipment needed to support reclaim applications in direct sheet extrusion.
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