Webinars

What All Extruders Should Know

What All Extruders Should Know

May 14, 2019 - 2 pm EDT
A practical introduction to the basic principles of extrusion: Why it works, typical problems, the limits of the process, an understanding of the costs related to materials and energy. Essentials such as motors and drives, solids conveying/melting/fluid flow, heating/cooling, data collection and utility, chemistry and degradation will be briefly covered. The webinar is designed to be useful for production people and those who work with them.
 Accelerate Mold Cleaning and Reduce Production Costs with Dry-Ice Technology

Accelerate Mold Cleaning and Reduce Production Costs with Dry-Ice Technology

April 03, 2019 - 2 pm EDT
Our tools are a mission critical asset and require timely, proper & efficient maintenance to ensure uptime and part quality. Traditional in-machine mold cleaning methods often means extended downtime, often cause mold wear, and often expose workers to harmful cleaning solvents. The technology discussed in this presentation will demonstrate to molders how to increase productivity, improve part quality, extend mold life, improve worker safety and working environment, all the while, lowering costs.
How to Implement a Purge Program and Stop Wasting Money

How to Implement a Purge Program and Stop Wasting Money

February 27, 2019 - 2 pm EST
You know you should implement a purge program, but how do you get started? When you introduce purging to your process there is a lot that you need to think about such as what data to collect, how to collect it, and how to measure performance. During this session you will hear straight from Jarred Packard, a purging expert, who will explain different tangible ways purging compounds can improve efficiency. Jared will also discuss several customer examples of how purge programs helped them reduce costs and will host a live Q&A at the end of the session.
Numbers Matter—Extrusion Process Variables

Numbers Matter—Extrusion Process Variables

June 05, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
These variables include the "sets"-- screw speed, barrel and die temperatures, entry pressure (if there is a gear pump) and drying and cooling conditions ... and the "gets" -- melt pressure, melt temperature and motor current(s). No complex theory -- all you need to know is what an extruder looks like and what it does. Primary audience -- engineers and supervisors at extrusion plants, but it may also be useful to sales and tech service people from suppliers of resins and additives, makers of extrusion equipment, and some teachers and students who are working with real machinery. We'll talk...