Are You Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Line?

The right extrusion line can boost production and efficiency, increase final product quality and enable customers to focus on the business rather than worrying about downtime and replacement parts. Intelicare explores the five most important factors to consider when choosing an extrusion line.

1. Screws

The screws are, without a doubt, the single most important factor for the entire extrusion line. The geometry of the screw is essential to optimise production in terms of final product quality, energy-saving potential and longevity of components. Bausano has dedicated an entire department and specialist team to studying customer formulations and materials, which inform final screw geometries.

2. Durability

Customers deserve reliable extrusion lines and robust components, which leads to reduced downtime, saves money on spare parts and increases confidence. Bausano developed the worldwide patented multi-drive system, a unique gearbox for twin-screw extruders, for this reason. Instead of one motor, the multi-drive system uses four motors to evenly share the torsional effort, eliminating stress on the control shaft.

3. Energy Savings

Electrical consumption poses a serious challenge, especially with recent increases in energy costs. To reduce energy consumption, Bausano can individually tailor screws to each customer’s request. Customers can also choose Bausano’s Smart Energy Induction System. This barrel heating system uses electromagnetic induction to provide a tighter temperature control of material within the barrel and has a 50% faster heat-up time than traditional ceramic heater bands. This option is 35% more energy efficient than traditional heaters.

4. Servicing

Excellent equipment must be backed up with excellent service. Bausano can provide engineers and work in collaboration with Intelicare for UK-based service support. There is also Orquestra, Bausano’s in-house developed Industry 4.0 software for predictive maintenance, and augmented reality apps for remote support. Furthermore, Bausano hosts many spare parts available for immediate dispatch.

5. Trust

Customers should feel confident that the extrusion line will perform to the best of its ability and will be fully supported with servicing and spare parts. With Bausano, nothing is left to chance; all critical components are designed and made in-house, and Bausano extrusion lines can be customised to individual customers’ exact requirements. Bausano extrusion lines are also tested prior to delivery in a dedicated part of the factory. Bausano and Intelicare understand the importance of service work (Intelicare came from a service background), so all lines are supported with the utmost priority.

Intelicare are representatives for Bausano in the UK and Ireland. To discuss how Bausano and Intelicare can help you find the perfect extrusion line for your business, contact Paul at paul@intelicare.co.uk.  

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