Extruder, Twin-screw, Small
Leistritz Extrusions Technik Gmbh
Available for scheduled use. Contact Hui Wang at email@example.com or (515) 294-3572 for availability.
Motor: Lenze, Model G, Type GFQKTA063-32
Power: 2.3 kW
Voltage/Amperage: Max. 260V/11.3A; Min. 210V/1.0A
Speed (Motor): 2950 rpm
Speed (Screws/Drive): 500 rpm
Extrusion is a method of making plastics where the raw materials (granular or pellets) are fed to the hopper and drops into the rotating screw. As the screw rotates, the material is conveyed forward through the heated barrel. The combination of shear heat and barrel heat causes the materials to melt. As the plastic reaches the end of the screw, it is now well mixed and is called a melt. Each barrel heating zone of the extruder is set to different temperatures to ensure that a good melt is produced. The plastic is then pushed out unto the die and out of the extruder. The Leistritz (Model Micro-18) is a twin-screw extruder that is typically used in small-scale compounding and extrusion processes.