CFAM Twin-screw Forming Extruder
This extruder was developed originally for the production of fishing bait for the sport fishing industry but is suitable for any application which requires the production of a line of product from a pre-mix. The extruder is compact, rugged, simple to set up and operate and can be customised to produce a shaped line of product or (with a cutter as shown below) line segments or pieces for roller shaping.
Features of the Extruder
Production capacity approximately 100 kg/hr (a 200 kg/hr version is also available)
Twin counter-rotating screws which can be easily removed for cleaning
Barrel length 370mm, bore diameter 64mm
25l feed chute with powered roller to assist feed flow
2.2 kW AC variable speed drive motor
Supplied with height adjustable machine pads or castors
Supplied with die transfer block to customer’s specification
The control system also operates a solenoid valve which can be used to actuate a pneumatic guillotine-type cutter or a conveyor. A rotary cutter is also available if production of pellets is required.
Control and Electrical Features
High quality, user friendly PLC control panel with touch screen interface
Supply power 230V single phase or 400v three phase
Motor speed control provided by Allen Bradley variable speed drive
Emergency stop button fitted
Safety bar with interlock fitted to top of feed chute on UK models
24V interlock terminals provided for line e-stop circuit.
The main circuit board is also pre-wired to provide power for a heated barrel or die if required.
All CFAM extruders are built to the customer's specification and can be customised to meet any specific requirements. This video shows a forming extruder fitted with a twin port PTFE nozzle to provide a very smooth finish on the extruded product. The video also shows the very simple operating system.