How to properly maintain the conical twin screw extruder

Update:30 Apr 2021

1.When the new machine is used for half a year, due Parallel twin screw barrel to the wear and tear, we must check the clearance between the screw and the barrel every three months, and make appropriate adjustments. This should be done to avoid an excessive clearance which could cause a decline in production output, and could even be the result of the large angle of the screw swing leading to a broken screw.

2.The clearance between the screw and the barrel is directly related to the quality of the product. If the clearance is too large, it will result in a low shear rate and bad plasticizing effect. Serious back-flow phenomenon of material will not only decrease the output, and will also make residence time of the material in the barrel longer and the material will be easy to burn. If the clearance is too small and the shear rate is too large, the material will also be burned easily, the screws will even scraping against barrel. Therefore, the clearance between the screw and the barrel can be neither too large nor too small.

3.Before measuring the clearance between the screw and the barrel, it is necessary to clear the material left in the barrel, and the screw shaft should be tightly close to the distribution box.

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