PSI-Polymer Systems, Inc. to Feature Quick-shift Die Changer at NPE 2015 Conover, NC (January 16, 2015)
Booth No. W6287, NPE2015, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL – March 23-27
PSI-Polymer Systems will feature numerous products at its booth at NPE 2015, all of which help extruders and recyclers produce better quality products, more efficiently. One featured product at PSI’s booth is its Quick-Shift Die Changer.
PSI’s new hydraulic die changer (HDC) utilizes a quick-shift slide plate to exchange die heads on a single extruder. The innovative patent-applied for system is ideally suited for lines that must be purged during die changeovers, such as foam sheet operations or for batch operations where reduced changeover times translate directly to increased output and cost savings for waste and labor reductions.
The device provides a pre-heat zone for the new die and utilizes a hydraulic power unit to shift the die online, effectively reducing changeover times from 1 hour to 1 minute. Designed for tight spaces, the current model will accept 12-inch and 18-inch annular dies. Custom versions are available for virtually any extrusion process, such as pipe and profile, where dies are routinely changed out.