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Plastics: Single Screw Extrusion: The Extruder

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Advantage™  Advantage™
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37 to 74 minutes
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Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
Lesson Interactions
Quiz Questions
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A. Routsis
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"Single Screw Extrusion: The Extruder" discusses the drive system of the extruder including the motor and gearbox, introduces the material feed systems used in Single Screw Extrusion, covers the entire screw and barrel assembly including screw design and venting, and presents the die and adaptor and the extruder's control system.

Tailored for Single Screw Extruders, this training course provides specific information for all extruders from blown film to profile extrusion. Whether you use single stage or vented extruders, the information will relate to the equipment, materials, and processes operating at your facility.

This training helps teach any employee the concepts relating to the machine, material, process, quality, startup, shutdown, problem solving, material handling as well as the correct terminology associated with Single Screw Extrusion.

Advantage™ This course is in the Advantage™ format, to read about Advantage™ features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

For all personnel involved in Single Screw Extrusion

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Drive System
  • Feed System
  • Screw and Barrel
  • Adaptor and Die
  • Control System
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Identify the five major systems of an extruder.
  • Know the functions that the Feed System must perform.
  • Identify the components associated with the barrel and how the screw functions.
  • Know the adaptor's job and the two major functions of the die.
  • Identify which settings can be monitored and adjusted using the Control System.

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