American Kuhne Inc. of Ashaway, R.I., showed a thermoplastic elastomer bump tube extrusion line, including its newest- generation of gearless, modular medical extruder, at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show earlier this year in Anaheim, Calif.
The gearless medical extruder is suited for clean rooms and other controlled environments because it eliminates impurities from drive-belt dust and gear oil, reducing potential contamination, according to the company.
American Kuhne's newest-generation modular extruder includes a high-torque, low-speed, synchronous alternating-current motor, with integral thrust bearing that directly drives the screw. The firm said the combination of the permanent magnet motor and no gearbox boosts the extruder's energy efficiency by at least 10 percent and runs very quietly.
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