Given the array of raw materials often fed into compounding twin screw extruders it's no wonder that the feeders often become problematic. Join the Carolinas Section for their February meeting and hear Andy Kovats of Brabender discuss how such feeders work, how to specify the correct feeder for your application, and how to configure, program, and troubleshoot it.
Starting with some examples of the materials to be fed into the extruder, Andy will discuss agitation techniques to ensure consistent flow, then move on to screw design for belt or vibratory feeders for volumetric feeding. Installing such feeders on scales, however, permits Brabender to supply loss-in-weight feeders, including the process by which they are refilled, controlled, and programed. He will end with a short discussion on liquid feeding using loss-in-weight feeders as well.
Andy Kovats has been involved in the specification, application, and sales of feeding equipment since 1984. Well-known to those of us in extrusion, he is one of the most experienced of Brabender’s technical resources.
The Polymers Center
8900 Research Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Free to Attend
This presentation will be held in a hybrid format, both in-person at the Polymers Center and online. If joining online or in-person, please contact Daeng Hawkins; +1 704.602.4150 to RSVP.
Need help from SPE Headquarters?
SPE HQ provides a range of services to Chapters (i.e., event registration; a complete list of HQ services can be found here). Please fill out and submit the HQ services request form by visiting: www.4spe.org/HQservices.
IMPORTANT! Event service requests must first be submitted to the "SPE Event Calendar."
SPE Members receive discounted rates on all event registrations. Not a member of SPE? Join today!