ENTEK Manufacturing, Inc. has announced it is manufacturing screws and barrels for not only its own brand of co-rotating twin screw extruders, but as replacement parts for other co-rotating and counter-rotating brands as well. These parts are manufactured at ENTEK’s headquarters in Lebanon, OR USA and are available in sizes ranging from 27mm to 160mm.
These ‘wear parts’ are available with long-life materials of construction, for both screw and barrel surfaces. These materials are specially designed by ENTEK’s engineers to provide long product life for even the most challenging resins and formulations, including corrosive and abrasive materials. ENTEK has the metallurgical expertise and know-how to meet any special needs in processing, longevity requirements, and L/D ratios.
Standard deliveries are six weeks for all wear parts. ENTEK prides itself in on-time delivery performance and currently is above 97% on-time for screws and barrels YTD in 2005.
“We have been producing screws and barrels for our own twin-screw extruders for some time, and have been approached by customers who are using non-ENTEK extruders asking if we can provide replacement wear parts for their equipment,” said Dr. Kirk Hanawalt, Vice President-Worldwide Sales for ENTEK. “We’re pleased to now provide screw elements and barrel sections for these extruders, and we guarantee the highest quality of these parts as they are produced in-house.”