Davis-Standard Corp. of Pawcatuck, Conn., will provide aftermarket twin-screw barrels and screw retrofit services using PVC and wood-filled process technology from CPM GmbH of Georgsmarienhutte, Germany.
The agreement covers North America.
“By utilizing CPM's vast product designs, we will have the opportunity to install aftermarket retrofit kits into competitors' extruders,” said Dave Murdock, Davis-Standard's business area manager of building and twin-screw products.
“This will give us a chance to prove our enhanced output and homogenous melt technology to potential customers,” Murdock said.
In other news, the Blown Film Business Group has developed a new blown film winder, the TEC-2.
Unlike traditional center winders, the TEC-2 has a center winding arrangement that uses a lay-on roll assembly to wind and transfer the web between two stationary spindles.
According to Davis-Standard, stationary spindles provide a more stable winding platform and reduce the complexity in gearing and wiring during machine assembly.
A swing-out hoist, shaft extraction and roll-handling unit reduces operator lifting. The overhead hoist swings the roll out of the winding position so the shaft puller can remove the shaft. With competing swing-out shafts, a heavy, full roll must be jockeyed off the shaft.
The TEC-2 can wind 300 feet per minute. It comes in widths of 44 inches to 84 inches.
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