Davis-Standard, LLC will exhibit its upgraded MEDD (Medical Extruder Direct Drive) extruder design while running a swab stick line at booth 4024 during Plastec West in Anaheim, Calif., August 10 – 12, 2021. The new MEDD design reflects medical industry expectations with components encased and stainless steel surfaces throughout for ease of cleaning. The running line will feature a 1-inch (25mm) MEDD along with DS-eVUE controls, a Conair vacuum tank, puller/cutter and blowoff conveyor, as well as a Guill Tool die and Zumbach gauging system.
The sleek new MEDD design merges high-performance with cleanroom convenience. Stainless steel electrical enclosures, hoods and guards make for easy cleaning and a compact footprint. Cable management is improved with an enclosed plug plate area at the front of the machine including an access door, as well as a cable divider above the front door for wire bundling and separation. Specific to the extruder, there are provisions for cable routing, a bi-directional hood vent, and access doors to enclose the feed section cooling and material drain port. The access doors on both sides of the barrel allow the operator easy access for quick removal and changeover of the barrel assembly. Processors can take advantage of various MEDD models with interchangeable barrel assemblies in the following sizes: ¾ – 1 inch, 1 – 1.25 inch and 1.25 – 1.5 inch sizes, each with a 24:1 or 30:1 L/D.
“We are excited to introduce the new MEDD extruder design at the Plastec West Show. Not only is this a very versatile machine, but it is even better suited for cleanroom environments than its predecessor”, said Kevin Dipollino, Davis-Standard’s Senior Product Manager of Pipe, Profile and Tubing Systems. “For purposes of the show, we are demonstrating the capabilities of our MEDD extruder as well as our system capabilities, by running swab sticks. During the height of COVID, the ability of our customers to supply swab sticks for testing was key to supporting pandemic efforts.”
The DS-eVUE control has been a cost-effective option for medical processors. It is built for mid-size systems, involving up to three extruders, that require data collection or communication to third-party line controls. The control’s PLC is customizable and available with graphic overviews, custom reports and real-time or historical trending capabilities. The DS-eVUE operator interface utilizes an industrial panel Windows®-based PC, a full-function SCADA (System Control and Data Acquisition), and a 19-inch widescreen monitor.
Davis-Standard will be well represented at the Plastec West show this year, including Joe Wnuk, Kevin Dipoillino, Dr. Jason Baird, Tyler McKenna and Joe Guigli.
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