Maintenance Best Practices

Maintenance Best Practices

This webinar provides recommendations for a preventive maintenance program to maximize uptime for your twin-screw extruder. Topics include gearbox lubrication, screw/barrel wear monitoring, barrel heating/cooling system and instrumentation. Maintenance personnel are encouraged to attend this informative one-hour presentation. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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Purging and Cleaning Twin-Screw Extruders

Purging and Cleaning Twin-Screw Extruders

We are often asked to recommend products and/or procedures for purging and cleaning twin-screw elements and barrels. This webinar will review some of the more common purging/cleaning methods, tools and products available to facilitate quick removal of polymer residue within the machine to eliminate cross contamination. REGISTER

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Twin-Screw Extruders for Pharma Applications

Twin-Screw Extruders for Pharma Applications

An introduction to Hot Melt Extrusion (HME) and melt granulation for both immediate and controlled release pharmaceutical applications will be presented. The concept of solid solutions/solid dispersion will be discussed in addition to some of the challenges to bring such products to market. The webinar will be

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What is a Twin-Screw Extruder?

What is a Twin-Screw Extruder?

This webinar defines the basic geometry for co-rotating, intermeshing twin-screw extruders and the influence of design criteria (e.g. torque density, diameter ratio) on operational performance. This is an introduction for those who are new to twin-screws as well as a good refresher for seasoned professionals. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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Twin-Screw Extruder Barrel Temperature Control

Twin-Screw Extruder Barrel Temperature Control

The focus of this webinar is on heating & cooling system design for twin-screw extruders. Design criteria for individual system components (barrel heaters, coolant circulation and associated piping, controls and thermocouples) is reviewed along with a troubleshooting guide for diagnosing system failures. Since most problems with barrel

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Rebuild, Restore…or Replace?

Rebuild, Restore…or Replace?

This webinar outlines options to consider for upgrading/rebuilding of older extruders. Under what conditions should you replace that obsolete gearbox and motor versus replacement with a new machine? Increasing the speed range and/or torque density of older machines can easily be justified with higher production capacity. Example

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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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