Process conditions can be simulated in the laboratory with different die geometries and post-extrusion equipment. A hot polymer melt can be shaped as it leaves the extruder with an appropriate die on a torque rheometer or compounder. Such dies might include rod dies, adjustable slit dies, blown film and catheter dies, or fiber and wire coating dies.
The handling of hot, formable extruded material is a crucial part of the manufacturing process as it significantly influences the properties and surface finish of a material. We offer a wide range of dedicated post-extrusion equipment for such work. The equipment can transport extruded material downstream, prepare it for further tests or mimic full-scale processes. As such, it can be used for small-scale production which is especially helpful when alterations to the polymer formulation and processing parameters are necessary.
A selection of our accessories for extruder sizes of 11mm, 16mm, 24mm, and for torque rheometers is listed below. Contact us for information about additional accessories.
|Product Name||Catalog Number||Compatible Product||Description|
|25mm (1") Tape, Sheet Die||567-2241||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer||25 mm (1") Tape, Sheet Die, adjustable die lip 0.2...1.2mm|
|50mm (2") Tape, Sheet Die||567-2242||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer||50 mm (2") Tape, Sheet Die, adjustable die lip 0.2...1.2mm|
|100mm (4") Tape, Sheet Die||567-2244||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer||100 mm (4") Tape, Sheet Die, adjustable die lip 0.2...1.2mm|
|150mm (6") Tape, Sheet Die||567-2246||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer||150 mm (6") Tape, Sheet Die, adjustable die lip 0.2...1.2mm|
|Blown Film Die||557-3175||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer|
|Wire Coating Die||557-3195||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer|
|Catheter Die, Do: 4.5mm, Di: 2.5mm (others on request)||557-3185||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer|
|Water bath||567-7670||Process 11 Extruder||Suitable to cool the polymer strand before it is fed into the pelletizer. Includes two rolls to guide the strand within the bath. An included air ring blows off remaining water from the strand.|
|Mini conveyor belt||567-7671||Process 11 Extruder||Conveyor belt suitable for low throughput applications.|
|VariCut Pelletizer||567-7672||Process 11 Extruder||Strand Cutting Variable Length Pelletizer; with variable speed drive and adjustable pellet length. With opening panel for easy cleaning access, fully safety-interlocked, and complete with electrical controls.|
|Sheet take off||567-7675||Process 11 Extruder||Process 11 Sheet take off|
|Sheet die||567-7642||Process 11 Extruder||Sheet Die for Process 11|
|MiniJet Adapter||567-7641||Process 11 Extruder||MiniJet Adapter for Process 11|
|Process 11 Melt Pump||567-7680||Process 11 Extruder||A small scale and ease to use melt pump for pulsation free metering. The control of the Process 11 Melt Pump is integrated in the user interface of Thermo Scientific Process 11 Twin-screw Extruder. A pressure sensor protects against over pressure and a definable threshold pressure value protects the melt pump from running dry. The stainless steel housing with integrated-control drive ensures easy cleaning and maintenance.|
|Water Bath with strand guides for EuroLab 16||554-1310||EuroLab 16 Extruder||Strand cooling water bath in stainless steel.|
|VariCut strand pelletizer for 16mm||554-1340||EuroLab 16 Extruder||Strand cutting pelletizer with variable speed drive, opening panel for easy cleaning access; fully safety-interlocked and complete with electrical controls. Adjustable pellet length.|
|Water Bath with strand guides||567-5100||TSE 24 Extruder||Strand cooling water bath, in stainless steel, complete with castors and strand supporting roller guides.|
|VariCut strand pelletizer for 24mm||567-5200||TSE 24 Extruder||Strand cutting variable length pelletizer, with variable speed drive, geared to produce pellets with specified lengths between 1.0mm and 3.0mm. With opening panel for easy cleaning access, fully safety-interlocked, and complete with electrical controls.|
|3D Filament Spooler||567-7688||Process 11 Extruder, PolyLab OS Rheometer|
This 3D filament spooler has a variable line speed and the ability to self-adjust the coil diameter size while spooling since it includes an adaptable pulling force. A filament distribution traverse with selectable travel ensures proper filament spooling over the entire spooling width. Supports various types of coil sizes. Use the compact benchtop version or for use with a movable support for a floor standing extruder.
|Die face-cut pelletizer||554-2350||TSE 24 Extruder||Die face-cut pelletizer, with special die adaptor, variable speed drive, opening housing for easy-cleaning access.|
|Blown film system||554-2460||TSE 24 Extruder||Complete with die adaptor|
|Wire coating take-off||557-2604||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer, TSE 24 Extruder, EuroLab 16 Extruder||Wire coating take-off for defined taking off, cooling and winding a coated cable. Horizontal feeding of the wire through the die and take-off; cooling directly after the die; integrated pump for continuous cooling; integrated winder with automatic speed compensation.|
|Blown film-take-off||557-2602||PolyLab OS Rheometer, PolyLab QC Rheometer||Blown film-take-off for accurately taking off blown films. Collapsing guide out of wooden strips. Integrated blower unit for blown film cooling and film diameter adjustment and integrated winder, 2 squeezing chill rolls.|