Manufacturing System for Production of Plastic Feed/Extruder Screws and Barrels

Weingärtner Maschinenbau supplies a comprehensive and flexible manufacturing system consisting of its Pick Up and Multi Product Machining Centers (MPMC) series and Finish CNC polishing machine for the production of feed/extruder screws and barrels.

Weingärtner Maschinenbau supplies a comprehensive and flexible manufacturing system consisting of its Pick Up and Multi Product Machining Centers (MPMC) series and Finish CNC polishing machine for the production of feed/extruder screws and barrels. The system includes all necessary machining processes required to finish components from blank to finished part. Three different sizes of MPMC and four sizes of Pick Up machines are offered.

The Pick Up machine series produces small to large screws via whirling and milling operations. The series is built in a modular concept and can be used as a universal machine for whirling and/or milling, the company says. Machining heads for either cutting process are exchanged automatically. Alternatively, Pick Up machines can be applied as single purpose machines whirling or milling, depending upon customer needs. According to Weingärtner, the Pick Up machines are capable of producing feed/extruder screw geometries ranging from simple to complex and made from alloy steels as well as special tool steels with heat treatments and welded hard facings.

The MPMC machines provide all cutting capabilities including turning and milling to efficiently cut extrusion, injection molding, and blow molding screws and barrels consisting of difficult-to-machine hard-faced and hardened materials. Whirled and milled screws are completed on the Weingärtner automatic Finish CNC polishing machine.

Related Suppliers

Editor Pick

Fives Giddings & Lewis Celebrating 160th Anniversary

As part of the year-long celebration of events in 2019, Fives Giddings & Lewis is searching for the oldest Giddings & Lewis machine still in production, as well as the machine that is located the furthest away from Fond du Lac.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Drilling Deep Holes On A VMC

    The recipe for best results is simple: Start with a rigid machine, add a high pressure through-the-spindle coolant system, then combine these with the right drill geometry plus the right speeds and feeds.

  • Composites Machining for the F-35

    Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

  • Dispelling Small Machine Shop Myths

    Many job shops start in a garage with a used mill and a manual lathe. The owners of this Utah job shop took a different tack. Along the way to a very successful business, they've debunked a bunch of myths commonly held about job shops.