June 23rd, 2015

Davis-Standard Installs Elastomer R&D Tech Cell


Looking for a place to do elastomer extrusion trials? Look no further than Davis-Standard’s new technical cell for elastomer applications. Located in Pawcatuck, the cell features Davis-Standard’s signature DSREV multipurpose elastomer extruder and an Uth gear pump to support processes ranging from hose, automotive seals, and architectural gaskets to in-line straining and pressure stabilization applications. Davis-Standard has already conducted several trials since completing the install earlier this year.

“Feedback from customers has been extremely positive,” said Joe Wnuk, Vice President of Davis-Standard Elastomer and Profile Systems. “We offer various options for customer trials to address existing processing challenges, as well as future projects. This includes improving output rates, reducing extrudate temperatures, isolation of pressure for effective vacuum venting, and fine mesh straining of various materials.”

The DSREV extruder in the lab is Davis-Standard’s flagship design. It is a preconfigured machine with feedscrew and head zone direct injection temperature control units, a compact base, and simplified cooling and wiring systems. Other advantages include touch-screen controls, process data acquisition, and easily accessible machine components. When coupled with the Uth gear pump, processors are able to isolate high pressure and achieve pressure stabilization. The gear pump is equipped with an Uth two-roll feeder (TRF) for cold feeding or to be used as a stand-alone device for fine mesh straining. Other gear pump advantages include improved filtration, reduced material retention time and a small footprint to easily integrate into existing lines.

To schedule a trial, customers can contact Davis-Standard’s technical center at 860-599-6722 or via e-mail at blee@davis-standard.com.

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