CHICAGO (July 15, 11:55 a.m. EDT) — NFM/Welding Engineers highlighted new developments in wood/plastic composites extrusion at NPE.
The TEM series of co-rotating, intermeshing compounding machines offer high torque per free volume and high screw speed. The Massillon, Ohio, company claims the TEM allows no drying or premixing to cut costs and space. NFM said the TEM series is available in barrel diameters of 26-240 millimeters.
NFM also showed its SPX series of single-screw extruders that can compound wood/plastic composites. The series is available with barrel diameters of 1½-8 inches.
The WE series of extruders is geared to applications such as devolatilization, reactive extrusion and recycling. The counter-rotating, nonintermeshing machines can compound long-fiber-reinforced products with low shear.
NFM also displayed its new Aries process control system, object-oriented system designed to use visibility, animation and touch to perform a variety of tasks cost effectively.