PITTSBURGH—Barwell Global Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, Barwell Machinery USA Inc., exhibited the company's continuous performing gear pump and other high-precision rubber processing equipment at the International Elastomer Conference.
The Barwell gear pump was the first to offer a cold-feed process, which eliminates the need to pre-heat rubber on a two-mill roll, according to Steve Bradshaw, sales director at Cambridgeshire, England-headquartered Barwell Global.
“It saves a great deal of labor, and a lot of people think it's a safer process,” Bradshaw said at the conference.
The Barwell gear pump is designed for long continuous production runs and for profile extrusion requiring greater dimensional stability, according to a company brochure.
Besides eliminating the need to pre-heat rubber, the company said, the Barwell gear pump:
• Combines a highly advanced screw extruder with gear pump technology;
• Facilitates continuous production; and
• Enables extrusion, cutting and check weighing in one precise, efficient process.
Barwell's wide range of rubber processing equipment is designed to improve the production efficiency of rubber processors, reduce material waste and provide user-friendly operation and maintenance, the company said.
Applications include auto parts, footwear, sports and leisure goods, oil and gas equipment, and medical goods, the firm said.
Barwell also provides genuine spares, service care and technical support on a worldwide basis, the company said.
Brunswick, Ohio-based Barwell Machinery USA is looking to hire a full-time service engineer, according to Bob Gomola, sales engineer for the U.S. operation.
“Everything is looking rosy,” Gomola said.