Extrusion is one of the primary plastic technology processing methods. This blog focuses on energy supply applications on extrusion lines – the combination of extruders and downstream machines.
In the water bath the extrudate is guided by rollers and kept at a distance. The rollers run with pressed-in stainless steel ball bearings without seals. These run completely under water. Despite the stainless steel design, these had to be replaced at regular intervals due to corrosion. igus polymer ball bearings provide a remedy.
The plastics processing industry is manifold. Whether in injection moulding machines, blow moulding machines, extruders or presses, plastics are processed into very different products. The igus products can be found in a variety of machines and equipment for the plastic and rubber industry.