Extrusion occurs when materials heat and travel through a die to extract various products, like pellets, plastic, rubber, dry powder, metal bar stock or even food. The die shapes the heated material as it squeezes through a small opening. Extrusion is one of the most common ways to produce sheets, tubes, rods and strips of stock metal, rubber and plastic.
Several examples of the industries that used extruders serve are:
- Chemical processing
- Building and construction
- Purification and filtration
- Food processing
- Polymers and plastics
Used Extruder Equipment for Sale at Louisiana Chemical Equipment Company
The two most common types of industrial extruders used in various facilities are single-screw and twin-screw machines. LCEC has an extensive inventory of both designs to fit the unique needs of your specific operation.
- Single-screw extruders: Single-screw means there’s just one screw in the extruder barrel. Though they’re slower than twin-screw models, these machines are economical and versatile equipment suited for a wide variety of extrusion applications.
- Twin-screw extruders: Twin-screw extruders have more components and multiple sections and are more efficient for highly specialized applications like devolatilization, pumping thermally sensitive materials and ingredient mixing. Used twin-screw extruders may be either co-rotating or counter-rotating.
Shop Used Industrial Extruders at LCEC Today
At Louisiana Chemical Equipment Company, we carry reliable and durable used extruders from some of the most trusted manufacturers in the industry. We have the optimal machine for your application, whether you need a single-screw extruder, twin-screw extruder or another piece of processing equipment.
Contact us only today or call +1-866-289-5232 to learn how our equipment can benefit your operation.