With a strong presence in the medical extrusion equipment market, American Kuhne has recently added to its impressive advanced technology extruder product line. At the MD&M show in February 2011, American Kuhne will feature a running TPE bump tube extrusion line including its newest generation gearless medical modular extruder. The extruder does not require a gearbox and is ideal for cleanroom and/or controlled environments. The gearless technology eliminates contamination from drive belt dust and gear oil for the reduced potential of contamination in a clean room environment.
This newest generation modular extruder includes a high torque, low speed, synchronous AC motor with integral thrust bearing that directly drives the screw. The combination of the permanent magnet motor and elimination of the gearbox increase the machine’s energy efficiency by at least 10%, and is extremely quiet in operation.