Goals of this Course:

    • Explains the “hows and whys”of plastic behavior to improve employee understanding and feeling of ownership
    • Hi-Def 3-D graphics and production floor video show twin screw extruders in operation, extruder controls, cutaway animations of what is going on inside the extruder, and how control setting adjustments affect the plastic and output.
    • Combines optimal machine-running procedures with proven employee-learning models for more thorough, better-retained learning
    • Teaches in-depth operating skills for increased efficiency and productivity
    • Develops insight for quicker, more accurate troubleshooting and problem resolution
    • Strengthens process control skills for greater productivity and less waste

    Compounding with the Twin Screw Extruder provides training on the fundamentals of compounding with a twin screw extruder, including parts and operation, raw materials used, plastic behavior, optimizing controls, safety and startup procedures, troubleshooting and more. Employees will become experts in the startup, operation, and shutdown of the twin screw extruder. Emphasis is on maximizing productivity, safe operating procedures and quickly solving problems.

    The manufacturer’s of your twin-screw extruders can tell you everything there is to know about how your machines work. And there are scores of colleges and universities that can give you in-depth details about how production employees learn. But Paulson Training Programs gives you both, in a tested, reality-based, hands-on interactive training program.

    Compounding with the Twin Screw Extruder is the only Twin Screw training course that delivers these twin benefits, from basic operations to advanced troubleshooting. Your employees learn about your machines and about plastic behavior – another benefit that improves your productivity and quality while reducing waste. The bottom line? A win-win proposition for productivity and profitability.

    1 – Twin Screw Extruder – Parts and Operation

    Discusses the individual components of the compounding twin screw extruder; what they look like and how they operate.  Lesson 1 will also look briefly at how plastic travels through the three commercially available twin screw extruder designs.

    2 – The Structure of Plastics

    Explores the structure and characteristics of plastics.

    3 – How Plastics Flow – Effects of Pressure, Temperature and Flow

    Takes a closer look at the characteristics of plastics and examines plastic flow behavior in detail.

    4 – Plastic Behavior in the Twin Screw Extruder

    Discusses screw design elements and the plastic behavior in the twin extruder. Lesson 4 also looks at how plastic flows through the counter-rotating and co-rotating twin screw extruder, and the counter-rotating, tangential twin screw extruder.

    5 – Optimizing Twin Screw Extruder Controls

    Explores twin screw extrusion operating conditions and variations, extruder and die head controls, and post-extrusion conditions. Also examined in greater detail, the impact screw speed has on temperature in the intermeshing and tangential (non-intermeshing) types of twin screw extruders.

    6 – Safety, Pre-start and Start-up Procedures

    Discusses twin screw extruder safety, pre-start, and start-up procedures.

    7 – Steady-State Operation, Shutdown and Maintenance

    Discusses twin screw extruder steady-state operation, shutdown, and maintenance procedures

    8 – Troubleshooting the Twin Screw Extruder

    Reviews basic troubleshooting procedures for compounding twin screw extruders.

    Demo Video

    • }Length: 8 Lessons – 14-16 Hours of Training
    • Language: English
    • *Recommended For: Twin Extruder Operators, Material Handlers, Set-up Personnel, Production Supervisors
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