Working Safely With Twin-Screw Extruders

Working Safely With Twin-Screw Extruders

Century Extrusion 2020 Webinar Series This webinar addresses the unique safety aspects of twin-screw extrusion applications. Potential hazards are identified and recommendations for safely addressing each are presented. All personnel associated with twin-screw machinery should be aware of these hazards for safe operation and should attend this

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Twin-Screw Extruder Instrumentation and Controls

Twin-Screw Extruder Instrumentation and Controls

Century Extrusion 2020 Webinar Series The webinar presentation will provide an overview of basic extruder instrumentation, alarms and interlocks and will cover control system architecture, PLC platforms (e.g. AB, Siemens), communication protocols and integration of related upstream and downstream auxiliary equipment. Examples of HMI control screens showing

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Specific Energy vs % Torque

Specific Energy vs % Torque

Century Extrusion 2020 Webinar Series This webinar will describe the concept of specific (mechanical) energy along with it’s practical use as a process setpoint to ensure product consistency from lot-to-lot. While % torque is often used as an indicator of product quality, the case for using specific

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Diagnosing Adhesive Wear

Diagnosing Adhesive Wear

Century Extrusion 2020 Webinar Series This webinar identifies the signs of adhesive wear in co-rotating twin-screw extruders – this type of extruder wear is not typical and is indicative of mechanical interference between screws and/or screws and barrel. The webinar reviews the causes of adhesive wear and

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