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The new screen changers contain a ratchet mechanism that reduces the force required to turn the handle by 50% compared with conventional equipment.

PlasticsToday Staff

January 11, 2017

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Nordson deploys force reduction in extrusion-line screen changers

A new generation of manual screen changers from Nordson Corp. (Münster, Germany) reduces the amount of force required for switching screens on the extrusion line by 50%.

The operator replaces a contaminated screen with a clean one by turning a handle or lever that activates an indexing system. The new BKG NorCon EMR and XMR screen changers contain a ratchet mechanism that reduces the force required to turn the handle. This mechanism can also be retrofitted onto corresponding standard models, EM and XM, at either the customer’s plant or a Nordson technical support facility. While EMR and EM units are for use with extruders sized in inches, the XMR and XM units are for metric equipment.

As an example of the reduction in screen-switching force, tests by Nordson showed that the NorCon EMR-35 unit requires 25 lb. (111 N) compared with 50 lb. (222 N) for the EM-35.

 “By means of a simple swing of a handle during routine shutdowns, NorCon manual screen changers quickly bring clean screens on-line, minimizing costly downtime by avoiding need for line disconnection,” said Christian Schroeder, Global Product Manager for melt delivery products.

Available standard NorCon manual screen changers range from 10 to 65 in. for EM units and 30 to 120 mm for XM units. EMR and XMR models are available in most of these sizes.  

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