Aladdin Temp-Rite, which makes insulated meal delivery systems for hospitals, has upgraded one of its sheet lines with a Davis-Standard 4-1/2-inch vented Thermatic extruder.
Aladdin has improved processing rates by 30 percent, and noticed an improvement in temperature and quality control.
Aladdin's plant manager, Phil Scruggs, said this is the Hendersonville, Tenn.-based company's first Davis-standard extruder.
Aladdin uses the extruder to make impact polypropylene sheet, with filers, for all types of foodservice products including cups, bowls, lids and food trays. The company also bought a touchscreen Allen-Bradley controller from Davis-Standard LLC in Pawcatuck, Conn.