ENTEK Manufacturing Inc., the leading U.S. based manufacturer of twin-screw extruders and replacement wear parts, will feature numerous new twin-screw extruder technologies and services at NPE 2012, being held from April 2-5 in Orlando, Florida. ENTEK (Booth #4691) will have two twin-screw extruders on display, a 27mm model for laboratory applications and small-lot compounding, and a 103mm machine for large-scale production of biopolymers. The 103mm model will be used by DaniMer Scientific of Bainbridge, GA for producing high volumes of renewable hot melt adhesives (RHMA). It features an all-new base design for easier access and a 52:1 L/D, 300 rpm, 600hp motor with a 93mm side feeder attached.
New products, technologies and services on display at the company’s booth include: -numerous updates to ENTEK’s line of twin-screw extruders that provide easier maintenance and operation, including a new single-panel base design, a redesigned lube system for easier access and viewing, a new barrel shroud for cleaner operation, and redesigned connection points for auxiliaries -a new, patent-pending ‘Ultimate Kneader’ that provides processors with an industry first – a combination single-piece screw for co-rotating twin-screw extruders -new screw remanufacturing capabilities for extra-large elements (250mm and 133mm), providing processors with significant cost savings by bringing new life to old, worn elements that were previously discarded -new enhanced control functions for ENTEK twin-screw extruders, including enhanced trend monitoring as a standard on every machine, 24/7 remote access for machine support, an enhanced recipe/formula system, and remote data storage to servers -turnkey manufacturing plant services and project management programs that can provide customers with much-needed resources when they are short on staff or expertise -numerous service enhancements for customers through the ENTEK Plus business unit, including in-plant training, barrel and screw measurement, parts stocking programs, and preventive maintenance programs.