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Coperion GmbH, based in Stuttgart, Germany, makes the ZSK Mv PLUS twin screw extruder.
The extruder has an open base frame. It is made of stainless steel and has only smooth surfaces to improve ease of cleaning. The centric pelletizer ZGF is also made of stainless steel. This includes both the pelletizer unit itself and the drive.
The CSPro control system of the ZSK Mv PLUS is based on the latest Siemens PLC S7-1500 components and has an integrated OPC UA interface and web interface, which provides direct access to all the plant’s relevant data. The control system also complies with all Industry 4.0 standards.
The performance data of the twin screw extruder ZSK Mv PLUS is based on a Do/Di value of 1.8 (outer to inner screw diameter). Its specific torque is 11.3 Nm/cm3 and the maximum screw speed is 1,800 rpm.