Wayne Machine & Die Co. of Totowa, N.J., said customers can replace old extruders with customized new machines, through its Direct OEM Replacement line of large extruders.
The machines come in screw diameters of 3½, 4½, 6 and 8 inches.
Wayne customizes the machines to match exactly overall outside dimensions, hopper locations, center distances, power drop and utility connections, vent stack location, barrel flange and screw design.
The company said exact matching avoids problems processors may face when forced to replace a large extruder built decades ago by a company now out of business. Wayne conducts a comprehensive review of the existing machine and location in the plant, then designs the new machine.
A large extruder can be replaced in less than one day of installation time.
Wayne Machine also accepts trade-ins, so customers don't have the headache of disposing of the spent extruder.
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