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Choosing the Right Machine for Your Reclaim Goals, Part II
In the second part of the reclaim series, we take a step further by delving into the benefits of feed-assisted single screw extruders, including a crammer feeder, ram stuffer, and cutter compactor. Feed-assisted single screw options are a game-changer when bulk density is too low for gravity feeding or when dealing with problematic feeding material.
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Choosing the Right Machine for Your Reclaim Goals, Part I
Reclaim extrusion is a worthwhile pursuit for processors looking to achieve sustainable practices while taking advantage of cost savings from re-using available materials. In the first part of this blog series, we’ll cover the basic characteristics of low bulk density materials as well as various single screw extruder designs.
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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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