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Chinaplas 2018: New ZE-CN twin-screw extruder for enhanced output rates and maximum product quality
– New ZE–CN twin-screw extruder for the Chinese compounding industry
– Unparalleled productivity and uncompromising flexibility

(Hannover / Shanghai, April 23, 2018 ) At this year's Chinaplas in Shanghai from 24 to 27 April 2018, KraussMaffei Berstorff will showcase the new high-performance ZE-CN twin-screw extruder generation in hall 2H, booth 2T01. As compared to the previous ZE Performance series, the ZE-CN features 15 percent higher output rates and up to 20 percent more flexibility in terms of process applications.

"After its market launch at Chinaplas 2018, the new ZE-CN generation will replace the successful ZE Performance series," says Bengt Schmidt, Vice President at KraussMaffei Berstorff in China. "Through state-of-the-art technology, this innovative twin-screw extruder series has been further upgraded and adapted to higher productivity requirements of our Chinese customers."

ZE-CN for enhanced productivity and uncompromising flexibility

The new ZE-CN has a powerful drive train and screw elements and shafts made of special material have allowed the torque density to be increased to 12.0 Nm/cm³. As compared to the previous series, compounders achieve about 15 % higher output rates with torque-limited processes owing to the raised torque. In addition, the ZE-CN series scores with an extended range of 4 and 6D barrel housings to precisely tailor the processing section to specific customer requirements.  All barrel housings are characterized by precise temperature control. While cooling is based on cooling water injection, high-performance electric cartridge heaters are used for direct and rapid heating. The C-clamp flange system facilitates assembly and disassembly of the barrel housings and substantially reduces set-up times during barrel housing changes.

The standard equipment comprises the sturdy base frame designed to accommodate the temperature control units and the oil lubrication system. The state-of-the-art control software can be seamlessly integrated into the digital factory, ready for Industry 4.0. The on-board operating panel with display of all important extruder information saves time and provides enhanced ease of use.

The ZE-CN series is characterized by a constant level of excellent product quality, easy operation and uncompromising reliability. Its high productivity makes it a safe investment with a short payback period. It is aimed specifically at Chinese compounders with standard compounding applications.

The new ZE-CN extruder is manufactured at the KraussMaffei production site in Haiyan, China.