Battenfeld-cincinnati USA has created a new NG series with new equipment and innovative control systems to meet challenges in extrusion. The series includes the solEX NG single screw extruder, the conEX NG twin screw conical extruders and the STARextruder.
The series is equipped with the latest Industry 4.0 compatible BCtouch UX control and represents the latest technology for the infrastructure, construction and packaging divisions, servicing the pipe, profile and sheet industries.
The solEX NG is suited for production of PO pipe, from micro ducts to large diameters of 2.6 m. The single screw extruder offers up to 20 per cent higher outputs and up to 15 per cent lower energy costs.
Conical twin screw extruder, the conEX NG has a flexible design that covers a wide range of outputs for PVC pipe, profile and sheet extrusion. The mechanical design platform offers many configurations for primary or coextrusion applications and allows for energy savings of up to 20 per cent.
Combining a single screw for plastification with a planetary roller section for efficient degassing, the STARextruders is ideal for direct PET processing. Energy savings can be achieved thanks to reduced drying times.
battenfeld-cincinnati’s extruders are equipped with BCtouch UX control systems which are compatible with Industry 4.0 applications. The control comes with a 21.5” landscape format with swivel-and-tilt functionality as well as multiple language options and individualised control surfaces for each operator.
BCtouch UX offers four main functions, OPC UA functionality, preventive maintenance, uncomplicated remote maintenance option for quicker service and simulation of a running line for training purposes.
Source: EPPM (www.eppm.com)