Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc. introduced the Series 2000 tooling for extruding plastic and rubber, which the firm said cuts cost and gives labor savings by reducing the amount of waste material generated.
Guill has developed a patent-pending combined die and reservoir system. Material flow from the die to the compound is delivered in the exact amount required for each quadrant of the profile. The tooling also can be run in coextrusion, to combine more than one material.
Guill, based in West Warwick, R.I., used computational-flow-analysis software to create the more-precise tooling.
“The output of polymer is actually shaped long before it gets to the tip of the die,” said Bill Conley, sales manager at Guill. “With this technology, the polymer cannot return to its original shape. We calculate the amount of required material throughput for your profile and design the polymer flow channels to meet these requirements.”
Once the tooling is engineered, Guill runs the design through the flow-analysis software to guarantee the calculations are accurate.
Guill also introduced the Flexi¼Spiral line of crosshead and inline dies, the Equaflow II tooling for extruding plastic and wood composites, and the Micro-Mini II small extrusion tooling.
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