Purging flexible PVC from your Davis-Standard extruder and die head after each use is essential to maintain optimal equipment operation, avoid contamination and corrosion, and ensure product quality. In this seven-minute video, we provide a step-by-step demonstration of this important process. This includes the required tools, safety practices, equipment disassembly, and cleaning procedures for removing excess PVC from your flange, die head, mandrel, and feedscrew. Even if you’ve done this many times before, this video is an excellent refresher to achieve the best results.
Feedscrew maintenance is so important we have written 8 other blog posts on this subject. Check out the below:
Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity, Part I
Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity, Part II
Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity, Part III
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part I
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part II
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance III, Purging – Part 1 of 3
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Series Part III – Effective Shutdown and Restart Procedures – Purging 2 of 3
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Series Part III – Effective Purging for Scheduled Maintenance & Disassembly – Purging 3 of 3
With these 8 blogs and the video tutorial in your maintenance toolkit, we hope it helps you achieve better quality products, keeps your machine running in tip-top shape, and your feedscrew as good as new for many years to come.
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