20mm Segmented Clamshell Twin Screw Extruder
Available from C.W. Brabender Instruments, Inc.
The Stand-alone TSE 20/40 Extruder is a self-contained twin-screw extrusion system with a 12kW inverter drive. The advantage of the integrated motor, allows the system to reach a higher rotary speed (max. 1200 rpm) than a Twin-Screw Extruder powered by a drive-unit.
The processing unit is a clamshell design with segmented screws. The modular screw design enables the operator to optimize the compounding application by utilizing various kneading, mixing, and shear elements of the screws. The segmented screw elements are interchangeable and can be realigned to adapt to a specific application.
The TSE 20/40 is available with barrel lengths of 20 or 40 D. Metering and/or venting ports are located at 10 D, 20 D, and 30 D with side feeding capabilities (12 D and 22 D). Furthermore, the barrel of the TSE 20/40 is divided horizontally, and can be tilted open on both sides to allow visual assessment of individual processing steps.
Both the Stand-alone TSE 20/40 and the Mini-Compounder are supported by CAN open bus technology. Recording and evaluation of measuring data as well as control of the entire machine system are done with easy-to-handle Windows® based software.