KraussMaffei Berstorff at NPE 2015

KraussMaffei Berstorff at… At the NPE in Orlando (March 23 to 27, 2015), KraussMaffei Berstorff is showing its wide range of products, presenting itself as a system provider for extrusion solutions in the American market, which is characterized by a revitalized demand. At the KraussMaffei Group trade show booth (West Hall Level 2 Hall A, Booth W903), you can see the latest C6 control system, the KM-3L RKW 74-250 IPC multi-layer pipe head, a QuickSwitch calibration basket for the in-line dimension change and the KME 60 XS single-screw extruder for manufacturing technical profiles.

Reliable and fast access management with the C6 control system

The C6 control system was introduced for the first time at the K2013 trade show, but now KraussMaffei Berstorff is introducing it to the American market starting at the NPE.

"This premium quality control system is an intelligent combination of proven elements and innovative software components," explains Matthias Sieverding, Head of Extrusion Technology in the USA. "Our customers have responded very well, particularly to the possibility of fast and reliable access management through non-contact identification by means of RFID readers," says Sieverding enthusiastically. "It can also easily be integrated into a central data acquisition system. If there is any disruption to production, parameters can be quickly adjusted and corresponding countermeasures can be introduced," Sieverding adds. At the NPE, KraussMaffei Berstorff will show the mobile version.

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Pipe head concept for efficient production of multi-layered pipes

"We are seeing an increased demand, particularly for solutions that can fit the term 'smart pipe'," Sieverding says. "With our spiral distributor pipe head, we are providing a very innovative, complex and flexible system, which the customer can use to produce according to requirements for a wide variety of applications. For example, our customers want to produce reinforced pipes with filled intermediate layers to save on material costs. But pipes with a durable inner layer are also increasingly in demand, for example, for drinking water applications with a high amount of chlorine additive. In addition, the concept—a combination of radial and helical coils—guarantees precise production of thin films at a minimum wall thickness tolerance."

The KM-3L RKW 74-250 IPC exhibit is equipped with the efficient internal pipe cooling system, which, in addition to conventional external cooling, also cools the pipe from inside. By doing this, the processor can increase the output by up to 60 percent or, alternatively, reduce the cooling section by up to 40 percent.

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Flexibly respond to market demands and produce cost-effectively using QuickSwitch

The QuickSwitch system for in-line dimension change at the touch of a button is quite popular because it reduces production and material costs while increasing the delivery availability. "Following the high sales successes in Europe, we are seeing a growing trend toward new investments in complete lines in the USA," Sieverding says. "Our technology provides enormous potential savings, such as lower standstill and changeover times, lower material costs, low capital lock-up and high delivery availability, even for small lot sizes."

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XS single-screw extruder series for technical profiles

The KME 60 XS exhibit from the XS series stands as an example of how special materials such as TPE, TPU and POM are processed for manufacturing technical profiles. The machine, which was originally designed for standard pipe applications, can be optimally used specifically for small outputs, which are often desired particularly for manufacturing technical profiles.

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