Davis-Standard to exhibit hydraulic crosshead at RubberTech China 2017
Davis-Standard, LLC announced that it will promote its full range of elastomer extrusion technology during RubberTech China 2017, hall N2, stand 2A757, from 20 – 22 September 2017 in Shanghai, China. An example of this technology will be on display with the company’s Model 2000 hydraulic crosshead.
According to the company, this crosshead reduces scrap and enables faster start-up times to improve processing efficiencies. The hydraulic actuation of the flow diverter/core tube enables quick tooling changes and simplified cleaning. A tapered mandrel and highly engineered flow paths ensure consistent flow through all line speed ranges, and a thrust bearing on pin adjustment allows wall thickness modifications without stopping the line. All interior flow surfaces are coated with engineered formulations for better resistance and material flow.
Other Davis-Standard equipment specifically engineered for elastomer applications includes the DSREV rubber extruder and gear pump technology. The DSREV features a patented pneumatic roll feed system for a uniform and consistent feed rate, electric heating and water-cooling for quicker response times, and feedscrew designs that maximise output and minimise scorch. Using a gear pump, processors are able to isolate high pressure and achieve pressure stabilisation. Davis-Standard’s gear pump is equipped with a two-roll feeder (TRF) for cold feeding or to be used as a stand-alone device for fine mesh straining. Other advantages include improved filtration, reduced material retention time and a small footprint to easily integrate into existing lines.
Davis-Standard supports global rubber markets for tyres, automotive hoses, adhesives and sealants, recreational equipment, construction and medical applications. With Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastic Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd., the company has established a growing regional presence in China, offering timely technical support, greater spare parts availability and more cost-effective service for customers throughout Asia.
“RubberTech is an excellent venue to market our vast elastomer product line because companies from several different countries are represented there, attracting a wide base of potential customers from all parts of Asia,” said Joe Wnuk, Vice President of Davis-Standard Elastomer and Profile Systems. “We continue to broaden our reach in Asia due to our subsidiary in Suzhou and the capability to supply all equipment components including extruders, feedscrews, crosshead technology and other machinery devices. We seek to help customers increase output rates and lower extrudate temperatures for processing the full range of elastomer compound formulations.”