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Pressure Transducer Handling

Modified on Sunday, 01 February 2015 05:22 PM by mpieler Categorized as Extrusion Hints
Pressure Transducer Handling
Vol. 19 #1, Feb. 1992

Make certain that any people involved with cleaning extruder barrel IDs (for instance, with a wire wheel) understand the pressure transducers should be removed before cleaning commences.

Also, a transducer should never be installed or removed from a mounting hole which has not soaked at a temperature above the melting point to assure plastic is molten. Improper handling is a major cause of premature transducer failure, and at $600 a pop, cuts into the ol' wallet mighty deep.

See also:
  • Pressure blips
  • Pressure transducers
  • Pressure transducers 2
  • Transducer removal
  • Transducer calibration

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