Gusmer-Admiral Inc. is involved in a sticky divorce.
The Akron, Ohio-based company is aiming a line of buffered, divorce-style polyurethane mix heads at refrigerators and other appliances — jobs that process abrasive materials or "sticky" PU foam.
Gusmer-Admiral said the mix heads process "enhanced" PU, with additives such as barium sulfate, and other special formulations so the foam deadens sound, absorbs energy and does not shrink.
Often, abrasive additives can wear out the mix heads. Gusmer-Admiral uses carbide inserts, instead of solid carbide components, in some high-wear areas. The head was lengthened to allow portions of the plunger that are exposed to PU material to remain apart or "divorced" from the hydraulic seals. The clean-out plunger was changed to eliminate sticking.
Also new from Gusmer-Admiral is a high-pressure reaction injection molding machine, called the OmegaRim. The machine is priced at the level of low-pressure equipment, the company said.
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