Leading Innovation Since 1975
- Leading Innovation
Baker Perkins’ success as a leading producer of twin-screw extruders is based on experience and know-how dating back to the earliest days of the industry.
Now acknowledged as the most versatile production process available, Baker Perkins pioneered the introduction of twin-screw extrusion - and has taken the lead in technological advances ever since.
Baker Perkins was the first company to design and build a twin-screw clam shell machine in 1975, and our best-in-class MPX continuous production extruders now combine a wealth of technical advances pioneered over the years.
1975 – first to develop and manufacture twin screw extruders with a clam-shell barrel
1975 – first to offer high free volume geometry in the barrel and screw elements
1976-1986 – moderate increases to power and speed, using round shafts
1987 – increased power, speed and barrel L/D by switching to hex shafts. First - and still - the only extruder manufacturer to deliver through-shaft cooling via the gearbox
1990 – PLC control systems introduced
1997 – redesigned barrel introduced with modular drop-in inserts, cast heaters, active sealing glands, and quick release shaft couplings
1997 – first to offer independently opening top and bottom barrel halves
1999 – developed the split stuffing box with Akzo Nobel
2003 – increased power, speed and barrel L/D by switching to splined shafts
2005 – began using Vandium Tool Steel (VTS) as the standard material of construction for barrel liners and screw elements
2006 – introduced integrated control systems for up- and down-stream equipment – read more
2013 – introduced gearbox condition monitoring – read more
2014 – introduced water cooled motors and Lenze PLC control systems
2016 – started offering increased barrel cooling
2017 – dedicated Innovation Centre opened in Peterborough, UK – read more
2018 – introduced the patented MAX³ Feed System to address the long-term problem within the industry of restricted output and torque surges caused by material building up in the extruder feed port – read more
Brochure: Industrial Extrusion
The Extrusion Innovation Centre offers full powder coating and non-food production facilities, alongside research and development services for many industrial applications.
Parts, service, upgrades and rebuilds for your APV and Baker Perkins machines for as long as they remain in production..
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