During K2019, Davis-Standard will promote its full menu of global aftermarket and technical services, aimed at providing convenience and improved performance for customers. This includes options for increasing productivity, reducing waste and strengthening product quality. Equipment upgrades, replacement parts, global field services, custom engineering, research and technical services, and a 24/7 customer service hotline (844-MYDAVIS) have enabled Davis-Standard to support customer needs in a cost-effective and timely manner. At K2019, Davis-Standard will show examples of readily stocked spare parts and support for heritage brands around the world. This includes technology upgrades to improve existing line performance with new feedscrew designs, controls and consulting services.
Feedscrew Services – Davis-Standard’s replacement or rebuilt feedscrews range from 3/4-inch (20mm) to 12 inches (305mm) in diameter. For feedscrew rebuilds, the screw is engineered back to its original performance characteristics and surface treatments. At K2019, Davis-Standard will be introducing a new spiral feedscrew design for groove feed applications.
Spare Parts – A large selection of mechanical and spare parts inventories enable Davis-Standard to ship in-stock parts within one business day. This includes feedscrews, barrels, thermocouples, heaters, motors and more. This is part of Davis-Standard’s 24/7 commitment to customer service where customers can access a service technician to handle emergency parts inquiries and service needs.
Extruder Rebuilds – Davis-Standard is able to transform aging equipment with improved efficiency and output with a fast turnaround. Extruder retrofit services include replacement of the extruder barrel, feedsection, screw and breaker plate, new controls, L/D conversions and more.
Safety Audits and Safety Upgrades – Davis standard offers line safety audits and upgrades to bring equipment in line with current standards. This service includes an on-site inspection of your existing extrusion lines and a detailed report. After review, a quotation is provided for parts and/or safety equipment requiring attention. Davis-Standard can provide installation and testing for all safety upgrades.
Process Control Upgrades – An upgraded EPIC III® system will be shown along with the next generation DS-eTPC II. Davis-Standard will continue in the short term to support the Extrol Control System on Gloucester Equipment with Spare Parts (subject to component level availability), testing of customers stock boards and a repair/replacement service. Davis-Standard through its Italyc’s and Epic platforms are also delighted to offer complete Extrol replacements for longer-term system security.
Davis-Standard provides complete control systems and upgrades for non-extrusion lines such as liquid coating applications and non-woven applications.
Rebuilds and upgrades of process controls, bag machines, winders, gearcases, dies and heads, and other extrusion equipment is a viable option for processors who want the latest technology at a fraction of the cost of replacement. For more information on Davis-Standard’s aftermarket services prior to K2019, visit https://davis-standard.com/service-support/parts-and-upgrades/.
Photo caption: Before and After aftermarket upgrade of a 1998 Davis-Standard 4-1/2” 20:1 Elastomer Extruder