Greiner Tool Tec GmbH, the maker of tooling for profile extrusion in Nussbach, Austria, said it has developed unique extrusion tooling with a closed-water circulation system.
The system reduces water consumption by 40 percent and boosts quality of the extruded plastic profile, Greiner said.
``We found out that there are less marks on the profile surface due to the new calibration system,'' said Marko Betz, head of extrusion technology at Greiner.
Greiner also has developed an energy calculator that shows the energy consumption for each separate machine component in a profile extrusion plant, such as extruder motors and vacuum pumps.
The company's U.S. operation, Greiner Extrusion US Inc., is in Meadville, Pa.
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