STUTTGART, Germany—Coperion has introduced its ZSK Mv PLUS twin screw extruder in what it claims is a reliable, best-practice design.
The extruder, designed for powder coating production, comes with a 43 mm screw diameter, and consolidates all the experience Coperion has accumulated while realizing more than 800 twin screw extruders for this field of application over the past 40 years.
The process section of the model covers a broad range of powder coating applications with options for three different screw configurations. Typical throughput rates range from 250 kg/h to 600 kg/h for epoxy powder coating, and up to 750 kg/h for white hybrid powder coating or high-gloss products. For matte, highly filled polyester powder coating, the throughput rates are between 300 kg/h and 600 kg/h, for textured powder coating between 200 kg/h and 500 kg/h.
The scope of supply is clearly defined, according to Coperion. Apart from the process section, the extruder contains a volumetric feeding system and the main drive in the form of a water-cooled AC motor, an air-cooled frequency inverter cabinet, a mechanical safety coupling, the reduction gear, distribution gear, manifold, water cooler, the Siemens-based switchboard and the system startup. Additional powder coating screws and process engineering support from Coperion are optionally available.