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Screw Removal 1

Modified on Sunday, 01 February 2015 05:10 PM by mpieler Categorized as Extrusion Hints
Screw Removal 1
Vol. 17 #4, Mar. 1991

Before removing a screw from an extruder, disconnect the die and breaker plate, and run ultra high molecular weight (>1 mm) polyethylene through the open discharge. It will not melt, but will strip the screw free of melted polymer.

See also:
  • Extruder screw won't push out
  • Screw removal 2
  • Screw removal 3
  • Screw removal 4
  • Oak persuaders

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