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Machine is capable of operating as a “jockey” extruder in horizontal, vertical or user-defined set position.

Boston Matthews’ new compact Universal Jockey Extruder has been designed to give the user complete operational flexibility and is capable of operating as a Jockey Extruder in horizontal, vertical or user-defined set position such as 45° angle.

 

A lightweight, compact but robust construction reportedly allows for easy and effortless positioning even within the most demanding production space deprived conditions. The ease of positioning allows the operator/setter to precisely align with the current tooling and existing extruders and other equipment minimizing the risk of damage. Footprint has been kept to a minimum in order to save as much valuable production space as possible.The operator controls are also cantilevered for easy positioning to match the exact operating / production conditions.

Compact Jockey Coextruder

AC, direct-drive technology provides precision screw speed holding for the highest quality melt and output performance whilst at the same time ensuring maximum energy efficiency is obtained. Direct drive is also said to greatly reduce operational noise, dust and routine maintenance.

Any routine maintenance has been designed so that the operator can carry it out without the need for calling on specialized maintenance personnel.

Plastics Technology Magazine, March 2021

 

 

More machines in the battle against Covid

Less than nine months after delivering 12 extruders to a global manufacturer of medical devices, Boston Matthews is delighted to announce a further 8 machines have been delivered to the same company and an additional 4 more scheduled for despatch next week.  The company is a global manufacturer of medical devices and these specific machines are used to manufacture devices that are used in the treatment of Covid-19 patients in over 120 countries around the World.

Once again due to the sensitive nature of the machinery the timetable for completion was paramount and we are very pleased to once again to have fulfilled the objective fully and ahead of schedule.

Boston Matthews Managing Director Simon Brookes stated "Once again to complete an order for multiple machines during these strange times, ahead of schedule and without disrupting our commitments to all of our customers is a credit to our dedicated team and their hard work. Well done everyone.”

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BOSTON MATTHEWS DEVELOPS NEW DESIGN OF COMPACT UNIVERSAL JOCKEY EXTRUDER

Extrusion machinery manufacturer Boston Matthews is pleased to announce a new design of compact Universal Jockey Extruder.

The BMU has been designed to give the user complete operational flexibility and is capable of operating as a Jockey Extruder in horizontal, vertical, or user-defined set positions such as a 45-degree angle.

A lightweight, compact but robust construction allows for easy and effortless positioning even within the most demanding production space deprived conditions. The ease of positioning allows the operator/setter to precisely align with the current tooling and existing extruders and other equipment, minimising the risk of damage.

Footprint has been kept to a minimum in order to save as much valuable production space as possible.

The operator controls are also cantilevered for easy positioning to match the exact operating/production conditions.

AC direct-drive technology provides precision screw speed holding for the highest quality melt and output performance while ensuring maximum energy efficiency is obtained. Direct-drive also greatly reduces operational noise, dust and routine maintenance. Any routine maintenance has been designed so that the operator can carry it out without the need for calling on specialised maintenance personnel.


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Never underestimate the importance of the Caterpillar Take-Off

The Caterpillar Take-Off (Puller) plays a major role in every extrusion line.The Puller        provides tension to the extrusion line and forms a vital link from the good consistent quality of melt produced by the extruder through to the successful cutting/sawing/coiling operation at the end of the line. If the Puller is underperforming then quality issues throughout the line are likely to occur :

·         Product inaccuracy at the die face leading to poor product and possible line downtime

·        Sizing inaccuracy / line down time

·         Inaccurate cutting/sawing/coiling

It is therefore essential to have a Puller that has precision speed holding at all times and is the right size and specification for your operation. Don't jeopardize your production performance with an underachieving piece of equipment.

Boston Matthews releases new compact, universal jockey extruder

Boston Matthews, an extrusion machinery manufacturer,  has announced a new design of compact Universal Co-Extruder.


The BMU has been designed to give the user complete operational flexibility and is capable of operating as a Co-Extruder in horizontal, vertical or user defined set position such as 45-degree angle.


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A lightweight, compact but robust construction allows for easy and effortless positioning even within the most demanding production space deprived conditions.


Due to the ease of positioning, the operator/setter can precisely align with the current tooling and existing extruders and other equipment minimising the risk of damage.


In order to save as much valuable production space as possible, footprint has been kept to a minimum and the operator controls are also cantilevered for easy positioning to match the exact operating / production conditions.


AC, direct-drive technology provides precision screw speed holding for the highest quality melt and output performance whilst at the same time ensuring maximum energy efficiency is obtained. Direct-Drive also greatly reduces operational noise, dust and routine maintenance. Any routine maintenance has been designed so that the operator can carry it out without the need for calling on specialised maintenance personnel.

British Plastics & Rubber, February 2021

Investment in latest technology can make long term savings

Extrusion machinery manufacturer, Boston Matthews, discusses how you can reduce your energy costs and improve production through investment in the latest extrusion technology.

More than just saving energy costs

In today’s global market, manufacturers and processors must monitor and scrutinise all costs in order to remain competitive. What many organisations fall foul of is the false economy of making do with existing older machinery which encompasses older technology. An investment in the latest production technology is always appealing but not always easy to justify. However, when examined closely, substantial savings can be made across the whole production operation other than more efficient use of power and not to be forgotten a higher quality product.

Energy Saving Technology

  • Extruders with Energy Efficient AC Technology:

    Extruders fitted with the latest AC Vector Technology provide precision speed holding and maximum efficiency. AC motors are considerably more energy-efficient than the DC alternatives.

  • Extruders with Direct-Drive Technology:

    Extruders and Co-Extruders fitted with Direct-Drive Motor to Gearbox Technology ensure maximum power transmission is achieved whilst achieving greater accuracy and eliminating the need for a belt and pulley arrangement. A belt and pulley arrangement used by some alternative extruder manufacturers will stretch and therefore result in slippage, causing wasted energy and inaccuracy.

  • Precision Extruder Temperature Control:

    Complete control over the temperature heating and cooling zones not only maintains the best conditions for good production from an extruder but can greatly reduce energy costs at the same time. If temperature control is not kept within a tight scale, massive amounts of energy is wasted trying to maintain the set temperatures by the constant turning on-off of heaters and fans. A barrel heating system that does not work in isolation to one another eliminates any conflict and potential energy waste.

  • Screw Design:

    There is no such thing as a "general-purpose screw.” The importance of the screw design is always apparent but is even more so when producing tolerant sensitive products or processing certain polymers. The correct screw design will produce the best possible homogenisation of the material without any over shear and degradation while producing the most efficient output.

  • AC Vector Caterpillar Haul-Off’s:

    Caterpillar Haul-Off’s which incorporate the latest AC Flux Vector Technology achieve considerably higher levels of precise speed holding. AC Technology is not only more energy-efficient, but with more precise speed holding less scrap and off-spec material waste is generated. The performance of the Caterpillar Haul-Off is critical to the overall accuracy of the entire extrusion line and should not be understated.

  • Close Tolerance Accurate Cutting:

    Servo-technology enables a higher level of cutting accuracy to be achieved. This reduces the amount of scrap material produced as well as the amount of compound material required – a further use of machine energy. The elimination of any secondary cut operation to achieve the required cut lengths further reduces the need for any additional energy-consuming machinery.

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