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PTi's Super-G® HighSPEED extruders: Highest output and the smallest footprint

News 06.03.2018

Processing Technologies International, LLC (PTi), a global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, has significantly reduced the footprint of its Super-G® HighSPEED Extruders. As the companz stresses, this has resulted in the highest extrusion output per square foot in the industry. The superior manufacturing output is made possible by the introduction of a tuck under motor which creates a smaller footprint for both Super-G HighSPEED models which are used for the processing of polypropylene (PP) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) for the packaging market. PTI will showcase the high-output Super-G® HighSPEED Extruders at the upcoming NPE2018 May 7-11 at the Orlando County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. 

"Our high-speed extruder technology sets a new industry standard in terms of output per unit area thanks to the tuck under option," said Matt Banach, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PTi. "Our Super-G® technology has set the standard for high-density manufacturing, now delivering unprecedented output per square foot."

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PTi's Super-G® SGHS3000-36D model features a vertical U-configuration and tuck under motor which reduces the machine's footprint by more than 33% to 12-ft 8-in, compared to 17-ft 7-in for the original model. The Super-G® SGHS3000-42D model is also offered with the tuck under option and offers a comparable footprint reduction and similar output gains.

The Super-G® HighSPEED tuck under option is commercially available and several machines have already been installed in the U.S.

In 2017, PTi entered the high-speed extruder segment with the launch of its Super-G® High-Speed Extruders which deliver significant performance advantages and overcome the limitations of competitive products. PTi's high-speed solution delivers improved melt quality as a result of its Super-G® Lobe screw technology and is offered integrated with all of its advanced G-Series® Configurable roll stand configurations.

The Super-G® SGHS3000-36D is equipped with a 500 hp motor and runs at a maximum speed of 1000 rpm while the Super-G® SGHS3000-42D has a 600 hp motor and runs at a maximum speed of 1200 rpm. For processing of PP, the Super-G® SGHS3000-36D has a production output of approximately 3,000 lb/hr.

In addition to delivering excellent melt quality, PTi's high-speed extruders feature carbide-lined barrels and Colmonoy hard-faced feed screws versus case-hardened screws as featured on competitive models.

The Super-G® high-speed extruders boast an oversized feed section which promotes higher regrind feed rates (up to +70%) along with a streamlined feed hopper with support, delivery chute, and tramp metal protection. Other key features include feed screw removal out-the-back of the unit, an easy-cleanout vent chamber, and linear bearing barrel glide support (patent pending). Special air-cooled heater and blower assemblies limit the exterior heater temperature for safety and efficiency purposes (< 110°F) versus competitive models which can be as high as 500° F.

About Processing Technologies International, LLC (PTi)

Processing Technologies International, LLC, based in Aurora, Ill., is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, serving more than 20 countries. Established in 1988, PTi produces and services single-screw extrusion equipment for many end-use markets including packaging, construction, automotive, lawn and garden, office products, signage and displays, and appliances.

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