Buss AG showed its new four-flight laboratory Buss Kneader MX 30 at NPE2012.
The kneader features a flanged-on discharge screw. It is rated for output rates from 11-55 pounds an hour, for making batch quantities. The unit has a maximum screw speed of 800 revolutions per minute.
At NPE, booth visitors viewed the kneader with its barrel housing in the open position to see the inner workings.
Buss, of Pratteln, Switzerland, claims the MX 30 is the first lab kneader to feature four-flight technology. The kneader is well-suited to the compounding of heat-sensitive and shear-sensitive polymers and highly filled compounds. Typical application areas in the cable jacketing market include halogen-free, flame-retardant cable compounds; peroxide-crosslinked polyethylene for cable insulation, silane-crosslinkable cable compounds and semi-conductive polyolefin compounds for power cables that contain up to 40 percent conductive carbon black.
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