SPE Extrusion Division 1-0-Wiki



Extrusion 1-0-Wiki Pages

Search the Wiki


Account Management


Brought to you by:
The SPE Extrusion Division
Board of Directors


Turn the Screw by Hand

Modified on Monday, 02 February 2015 12:39 PM by mpieler Categorized as Extrusion Hints
Turn the screw by hand
Vol. 25 #2, Sept. 1998

Before starting an extruder, turn the screw by hand to be sure it is not frozen or stuck. This will eliminate a potential for damage to the screw and drive if a large starting torque results from a frozen screw.

Even large machines can be turned by hand with a large pipe wrench and some added leverage.

- Stephen J. Derezinski, Eastman Kodak Co.

See also:
  • Start up 1
  • Start up 2
  • Start up efficiency
  • Start up help

Return to Extrusion Hints
Some of the icons were created by FamFamFam.