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Water-cooled extruder designed for high output

May 1, 2005

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Water-cooled extruder designed for high output

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The MX series of water-cooled extruders range in size from 21?2- to 12-inches with L/Ds up to 50:1 in both standard and low centerline configurations. All are designed to maximize output while maintaining homogeneous melt temperature. The series incorporates a triple-chambered, water-cooled feed throat for enhanced feeding and optimal thermal isolation; an integrated, closed loop, corrosion-resistant water-circulation system with an oversized heat exchanger; and stainless steel braided Teflon hoses between solenoids and heaters.

Double and triple reduction gearboxes incorporate helical ground gears to a minimum AGMA class 12. Integral oversized thrust bearings are rear mounted. Forced closed loop lubrication systems, including pump, filter, and heat exchanger are standard on 41?2-inch diameters and larger. A grooved feed section is standard for enhanced solids conveying. Smooth bore is available, defined by the process. Wide-mouth feed sections and special feed designs are also available. Single or multiple vents are available, depending on application, and feature a diverter with a slot design on the window. Vacuum systems are available as an option. Full discrete control systems are standard with the available option of either the MicroLink or PolyCycle PLC control for complete system automation.

Merritt Extruder Corp., Hamden, CT
(203) 230-8100; www.merrittextruder.com

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