Extrusion

Qualification of gap measurements (300 °C) for coater/extruder dies

Interview with Robert Foster and Bryan Manning, Capacitec

Which additional improvements in the market has ca­pacitec been searching for in the area of high temperature measurements since it launched the 250 ºC coating die/­extruder gap measurement system in 2014? Since 2014 companies manufacturing slot die and especially extruders have been looking for measurements systems that could capture the changes in gaps sizes during the increase in temperature from 250 °C to 300 °C. Other requests were to design new gap measurement sensors that were more robust as well as thicker and more rigid wands that could measure new extrusion applications.

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