PAWCATUCK, Conn.—Davis-Standard L.L.C. is expanding its offerings with the introduction of two new products by the end of the first quarter of 2019. It will offer trials for both—the Davis-Standard Helibar groove feed extruder and the DS Activ-Check control system for continuous extruder monitoring.
The Helibar extruder's dimensions will be 65 millimeters with a 36:1 lift-to-drag ratio. With the Helibar design, helical grooves inside the barrel run along the entire barrel bore, which has been shown to increase output rates while improving energy efficiency and reducing wear, Davis-Standard said. It also has lower start-up costs, shorter residence time and the ability to process higher levels of regrind.
The DS Activ-Check system will be mounted on a 4.5-inch extruder, the company said. Using a continuous monitoring system, it strengthens preventive and predictive maintenance for extruder operation. Operators are able to monitor key mechanical and electrical components of the extruder and gearbox, and receive early notification of potential component failure to prevent unscheduled downtime. Users can receive notifications via email and text, and can remotely monitor conditions via smart devices or remote PCs. Users can also collect operational data.
Davis-Standard is a designer, developer and distributor of extrusion and converting technology headquartered in Pawcatuck. It has more than 1,350 employees, and covers product lines in industries such as agriculture, health care, energy and food and beverage packaging.