Starve Feeding of Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruders–SPE Carolinas Section

Given the array of raw materials often fed into compounding twin screw extruders it’s no wonder that the feeders often become problematic. Join the Carolinas Section for their February meeting and hear Andy Kovats of Brabender discuss how such feeders work, how to specify the correct feeder for your application, and how to configure, program, and troubleshoot it.

Starting with some examples of the materials to be fed into the extruder, Andy will discuss agitation techniques to ensure consistent flow, then move on to screw design for belt or vibratory feeders for volumetric feeding. Installing such feeders on scales, however, permits Brabender to supply loss-in-weight feeders, including the process by which they are refilled, controlled, and programed. He will end with a short discussion on liquid feeding using loss-in-weight feeders as well.

Andy Kovats has been involved in the specification, application, and sales of feeding equipment since 1984. Well-known to those of us in extrusion, he is one of the most experienced of Brabender’s technical resources.

Date: Tuesday, February 14th
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Attend in person at The Polymers Center or view online
The Polymers Center
8900 Research Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Cost: Free event

This hybrid event can be attended in-person or online. Please contact Daeng Hawkins to register and to get log-in information to view the event online. Email dhawkins@polymers-center.org, or call 704-602-4100