Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc. of West Warwick, R.I., recently introduced several new dies.
The MicroFlow is an ultralow-volume spiral crosshead for multi-layer, thin-wall medical extrusion of materials such as fluoropolymers. The crosshead has Feather-Touch adjustment in the die holder, a cartridge-style ball assembly that doesn't require the loosening of retaining screws to make adjustments, and its Seal Right System, which it said eliminates leakage between the deflectors. Stainless-steel MicroFlow dies are available in single, double and triple extrusion capabilities.
Guill's MiniMicro series now is available with an outer diameter of 2¼ inches and a length of 2¼ inches — smaller than the MicroFlow, which measures 3 inches in diameter by 4 inches in overall length.
The firm's 900SPR series of in-line tubing dies is designed for close-tolerance extrusion of medical tubing, such as catheters and encapsulated stripes. Sales manager William Conley said the advanced design has been critically improved for medical equipment companies that require thinner walls and closer tolerances in a range of products.
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