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Single-screw thermoplastic extruders incorporate Easy Close Hopper Slide to stop flow of materials to extruder screw during set-up, changeover, or shut-down. This ensures that pellets will not flow outside of machine, resulting in cleaner plant, less waste, and safer environment. Positioned between feed throat of extruder and hopper, slide employs auxiliary material channel that directs excess material into barrel of extruder.
Tallmadge, OH: Diamond America Corporation, a global manufacturer of extruders, screws, barrels and extrusion dies, has introduced its Easy Close Hopper Slide on all of their single screw extruders.