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3/26/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Baker Perkins Powder Coating Extruder Increases Capacity

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Designed for all types of powder coating formulations.


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Baker Perkins’ MPX production-scale, powder coating extruder is designed to increase capacity, improve quality and control, reduce maintenance time and cost, improve access and upgrade feeding.

The extruder is fabricated for all types of powder-coating formulations, including epoxy, hybrids, polyester, acrylics and fines recycling. It provides continuous production outputs from 100 to 2,900 kg/hr.

The MAX³ feed system can lead to a throughput increase of as much as 40 percent. A redesign of the feed port and screws improves the flow of material into the extruder barrel and the air out of it, thereby eliminating material buildup in the extruder feed port that could restrict output and cause torque surges. This also eliminates the need for a side feeder for low-density materials.

The surface area of the multidirectional barrel cooling channels has been increased by 138 percent to increase cooling capacity, while the channels are now closer to the material being cooled to decrease response times.

Through-shaft cooling is standard on Baker Perkins MPX 50, 65 and 80 machines. Drawing heat from the agitator shaft and the screw elements (as well as the barrel) minimizes the risk of precuring. This allows material with curing temperatures as low as 100°C to be processed and enables coatings for a range of temperature-sensitive substrates, such as wood.












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