Extrusion techniques are now widely used in the manufacture of many products: plastic window frames, aluminium rails as brackets, cable ducts and cosmetics bottles, as well as many kinds of plates, pipes and profiles with constant cross-sections. Irrespective of whether the item to be manufactured is of metal, plastic, carbon fibres or any other material, it must have a uniform profile without either distortion or variations in the dimensions. The decisive factor in achieving this involves maintaining the correct process temperatures exactly and in a reproducible manner.
How you will benefit
This is where the Modular Process Control Platform is at a clear advantage. As a complete process temperature regulation system, this solution automates the controlled heating of the extruder sections and targeted cooling in the subsequent calibration stations. This allows highest levels of quality to be achieved in a straightforward way, because the number of cooling points and nozzles can be varied, and each can be equipped with a dedicated, decentralized control unit.
Controlled cooling and vacuum calibration of extrusion profiles