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Blown Film Die Coating Considerations and Options
When it comes to the right surface coating for your blown film die, cost and performance can make or break your bottom line. Check out this blog where we review coating options for extrusion spiral dies beyond traditional chrome plating.
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Maximizing Your Underwater Pelletizer Performance
Do you know if your underwater pelletizer is providing you with the desired pellet quality and output? It is not uncommon for many to assume all is well, only to realize that die plate performance is not up to par. The good news is, checking is easy. Check out this blog to learn how you can maximize performance.
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Tips for Blow Molding Equipment Excellence
Performance, prevention, and preparation are essential to ensure long-term efficiency and production from your blow molding equipment. Davis-Standard’s blow molding team put these 10 tips together to help you stay ahead of the curve, keeping your machinery performing its best!
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Embracing the Cloud for Smarter Unwind Splicing & Transfers
Our industry has reached a point where scrap, downtime, and lost production due to missed splices during the unwinding and web transfer process should and can be prevented. Learn how in this blog...
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New Year’s Resolutions – 10 Habits for Operational Excellence in 2022!
With the onset of a new year, it’s the perfect time to review and revive best practices in order to achieve peak equipment performance and product quality. Here are 10 resolutions to help balance office and manufacturing excellence.
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Top Five Most-Read Blogs of 2021!
Last December we counted down our top five blog posts of the year. This was such a big hit, we’ve brought it back! Some of these blogs were written in 2020 and 2019, but they continue to capture your attention; landing in our 2021 count-down. Your readership and feedback is appreciated – thank you! Without … Continue reading "Top Five Most-Read Blogs of 2021!"
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Groove Feed vs Smoothbore
  Smarter processing and a healthier bottom line depend on our ability to use available technology to our advantage! When it comes to HDPE product applications such as pipe extrusion, we have found that groove feed extruders offer significant advantages over smooth bore extruders. These benefits include increased output, reduced melt temperature, improved mixing quality, … Continue reading "Groove Feed vs Smoothbore"
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Aligning Your Extruder = Protecting Your Investment
Is alignment important in order to optimize your extruder investment? You bet it is! And the longer the extruder barrel, the more significant alignment becomes. A poorly aligned extruder causes excessive wear and tear on both the screw and barrel. We’ve seen misalignment cause costly and unnecessary damage including premature wear, bent and broken screws, … Continue reading "Aligning Your Extruder = Protecting Your Investment"
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Putting Safety First for Better Manufacturing!
Creating a culture that values safety in the workplace is a key driver of quality, performance, and profitability. This blog will discuss the value of implementing a safety program.
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Digital Transformation’s Value via Situational Awareness
In the third part of the digital transformation series, we will take you through the three aspects of information processing - perception, understanding/interpretation, and prediction. By adopting situational awareness through technology, you will be able to enhance your extruder's performance and profitability.
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