Baker Perkins will be exhibiting at Paintistanbul & Turkcoat 2020 at the Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey, 25th - 27th June, 2020.
We will be showing a clam-shell barrel section of an MPX twin-screw extruder for powder coating applications, featuring the new MAX³ intake feed system.
We can be found in Hall 9 Stand C228, supported by our Turkish agent PLM MAKİNA.
Full detail of the exhibition can be found at www.turkcoat-paintistanbul.com
MAX³ Feed System: for throughput increases of up to 40%
The MAX³ features a re-designed feed port and screws to improve flow of material into the extruder barrel and air out of it: this can typically lead to a throughput increase of up to 40% across all formulae.
In some cases results are spectacular: 275% for a customer in the USA, 100% in Italy.
The MAX³ addresses long-term problems within the industry of restricted output and torque surges caused by material building up in the extruder feed port. This occurs when particles hit the intake screws and ‘bounce’ back into the infeed areas rather than flowing into the machine.
Our solution is a re-design of the feed port and screws to improve the flow of material into the barrel, and air out of it. The extruder is still ‘starve fed’, but at a higher rate.
A major bonus is that lightweight, low-density materials and fines are handled much more efficiently, and the need for side feeding is eliminated. This reduces capital cost, floor space and running costs - side feeding forces product into the screws causing high levels of wear.
The new MAX³ system can be retrofitted to top feeding machines. Side-feeding machines can be converted to top feeding, with significant economic impact. The MAX³ can be fitted to Baker Perkins MP30, 40, 50, 65 and 80 barrel diameter production scale machines, plus the MPX24 Integra laboratory and small batch extruder.
MPX19 benchtop machine upgraded with remote support.
This twin-screw extruder for academic, laboratory and development work has been upgraded with remote software support.
This enables Baker Perkins engineers to log in to a machine anywhere in the world for fault-finding and software updates. It is particularly appreciated at facilities such as Universities, where there may not be software engineer support.
The MPX19 incorporates features that replicate the range of Baker Perkins production scale extruders, and ensure reliable scale-up to their outputs. Applications include examining process problems, extending product lines, and developing new processes. It is especially valuable for companies needing to upgrade from batch to continuous production.
Powder coating for wood and plastic
Baker Perkins has responded to market demands for powder coatings that can be applied to temperature-sensitive materials, such as wood and plastic, by developing an innovative cooling system for twin-screw extruders.
The system maximizes heat removal from the agitator shafts, screw elements and barrel to minimise the risk of pre-curing. This enables extrudate temperatures to be driven down below 100°C, allowing material with low curing temperatures to be produced.
New generation of hygienic MPX powder coating extruders
We have listened to customers who cite ease of operation and maintenance as prime objectives. Operators can step right up to the machine to clean and maintain – open frame design makes all surfaces immediately accessible with high ground clearance, no powder accumulation.
These extruders provide continuous production at outputs from 100 to 2,900kg/hour. They are designed for all types of powder coating formulations, including epoxy, hybrids, polyester, acrylics and fines recycling.
A new integrated control system has been developed that works with every machine in the Baker Perkins powder coating extruder range. The system includes remote access over the internet so Baker Perkins engineers can log into a machine anywhere in the world for commissioning, fault-finding and software updates.
Automatic management of machine settings through a system holding up to 50 formulations ensures exact, unvarying replication of each product, eliminating quality variations caused by operator error; historical trending is also standard.
Turnkey powder coatings systems meet rising demand from the industry for single-source, integrated lines. Baker Perkins is joined by partners providing specialist technology for each part of the process, to offer full, industrial-scale continuous lines for high-quality powder coatings with capacities reaching 2,900 kg/hour.
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