Conforma Clad Inc., which makes replacement barrels for twin-screw extruders, now offers a barrel measurement program that uses a portable electronic gauge that precisely measures the bore diameters of co-rotating segmented barrels.
The gauge checks the degree of wear and condition of the bore surface, without the need to take apart the barrels.
The device can measure diameters from 50-300 millimeters, with a maximum barrel length of about 17 feet.
The measurements can be loaded into a computer for more analysis, or printed for a permanent record.
Conforma Clad is based in New Albany, Ind.
Tel. (812) 948-2118, fax (812) 944-3254.