Guill Tool (West Warwick, RI) recently announced a new design for its high-production rotary models, both inline and crosshead style. A 2x increase in speed, with models running to 1,000 RPM depending on the application, are now available in the line of patented rotating tip and die designs.
By rotating the tooling in relation to the material flow, a rotary head increases the wall strength of an extrusion, thereby allowing a thinner wall with less material and the corresponding cost savings for the user. Typical applications for rotary heads include medical and multi-lumen tubing plus various high-end extrusions with interlocking layer or multiple striping requirements.
Features offered on these new rotating extrusion dies include:
- Counter-rotating tip and die.
- Co-rotating tip and die.
- Rotating die with conventional tip.
- Rotating tip with conventional die.
- Crosshead or inline, multi-layer, striping.
- Otional quick-change cartridges that minimize cleaning downtime.
By using rotary dies, extruders can eliminate secondary processes, add cosmetic enhancement of the end product with the elimination of weld or parting lines, and reduce (or complete eliminate) ovality.
Guill Tool offers its new high-speed rotary models as turnkey packages, complete with die cart, tools and all accessories for installation and maintenance.
For more information, visit www.guill.com, or call 401-828-7600.