US Extruders Inc. now has a complete line of extruders designed specifically for the medical industry that it will be showing for the first time at MD&M West this month.
The company, a manufacturer of custom single-screw extruders in Westerly, R.I., introduced its first-generation Med-Ex extruder at the show last year.
This year, at Booth No. 1084, US Extruders will show the second-generation model: Med-Ex Elite, which features stainless steel surfaces for easy wipe down, swappable barrels in 1/2-inch to 1-inch sizes, clean wire management, powered adjustment for head alignment and virtual pressure measurement.
The Med-Ex Elite joins three other models in the series: Med-Ex Flex, featuring swappable barrels up to 1 1/4 inches, clean wire management and a precision servo motor; Med-Ex Classic, which can be designed for air- or water-cooled applications; and Med-Ex Compact, a slim design for medical coextrusion applications with a gearless direct drive.
The Med-Ex Compact will be on display at Novatec Inc.'s booth, No. 4115.
"We really see medical as a growing business segment," Stephen Montalto, director of sales at US Extruders, said in a phone interview.