Vienna-based extruder maker Battenfeld Cincinnati will launch the GL version of its solEX series of single-screw extruders.
The “GL” stands for gearless — a new drive system that does not use a gearbox. Instead, the high-torque motor more energy efficient than the standard motor-drive combination. Other benefits include low noise and vibration, and virtually no maintenance requirements, company officials said.
Getting rid of the gearbox also gives the GL a smaller footprint.
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