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Plastics: Twin Screw Extrusion: The Extrusion Process

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Course Format
Advantage™  
Advantage
Product ID
artsepro
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
0.0
Training Time ?
44 to 88 minutes
Language(s)
English
Video Format
Standard Definition
Devices Supported
Browsers Supported
IE Desktop
Required Plugins
MasteryNet Player
Lesson Interactions
43
Quiz Questions
32
Interactive Producer
A. Routsis
Original Content Producer
A. Routsis Associates
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Overview

In training program three of the eight Twin Screw Extrusion series, "The Extrusion Process" explains the mechanics of Twin Screw material feeding and conveying, details the melting processes, describes the commonly used types of mixing systems, covers venting and pumping, die flow, shaping, and cooling. The content also highlights extruder safety hazards.

The Twin Screw Extrusion series is designed to provide training for anyone working in a production environment. These programs use 3D animation and actual production footage to demonstrate complex concepts. Important safety precautions are stressed throughout these training programs.

Tailored for Twin Screw Extruders, these training courses provide specific information for profile, pipe, or compounding extruders. Whether you use a co-rotating or counter rotating extruder, the information will relate to the equipment, materials, and processes operating at your facility.

This training series with help 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 Twin Screw Extrusion.

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
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Audience

For all personnel involved in Twin Screw Extrusion.

Topics
The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Feeding
  • Conveying
  • Melting & Venting
  • Mixing
  • Pumping
  • Die Flow
  • Shaping & Cooling
  • Extruder Safety Hazards
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Identify different feed problems and their causes.
  • Know how material is conveyed by a twin screw extruder.
  • Know when material starts melting and how venting works.
  • Know how material must be mixed before entering the die.
  • Know how material is pumped to the die using drag flow.
  • Identify the different parameters and additives that affect die flow.
  • Know how extruded product is both shaped and cooled.
  • Identify the different hazards that an extruder poses.

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