This extrusion control package can control the extruder speed so that its output has a predictable and repeatable mass flow. By accurately measuring material throughput, gravimetric extrusion control can compensate for material and process variations and provide more consistent end-product quality. It is primarily targeted for use with single-screw flood-fed extruders in both mono- and coextrusion applications such as profile extrusion, cast sheet, blown film, cable coating, and laminating processes. Gravimetric extrusion control is virtually a necessity in multilayer coextrusion systems. The software controls end-product quality exactly, results in material cost savings, performs highly accurate multilayer coextrusion of films, results in longer production runs because of consistent extruder output, and detects problems before product goes out of specification.
K-Tron Process Group
, Pitman, NJ 856-589-0500 www.ktron.com