Boston Matthews Machinery Ltd

Navigation Road, Diglis , WR5 3DE Worcester, Worcestershire
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 1905 763100
Fax +44 1905 763101
richardb@bostonmatthews.co.uk

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.01  Extruders
  • 03.02.001.01.01  Single screw extruders
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02  Extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02.05  Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles

Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.03  Post processing machines and downstream equipment
  • 03.03.004  Cutting machines

Cutting machines

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.03  Post processing machines and downstream equipment
  • 03.03.005  Winding equipment

Winding equipment

Our products

Product category: Single screw extruders, Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles

Single Screw Extruders

Boston Matthews design and manufacture Extruders, Downstream Equipment and Complete Extrusion Lines.
Applications include Medical Devices & Life Sciences; Automotive; Cosmetic Tube; Zippers; PEX & PB Pipe; Rod & Plate (POM, PA, PEEK,PS); Aerosol Dip Tubing; Heat Shrink Tube; IC Carriers; Tube & Hose; Flexible & Rigid Profiles.

Established over 50 years ago and with over 35,000 machines in more than 70 countries Boston Matthews are at the forefront of the extrusion industry.

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Product category: Single screw extruders, Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles

Product information

Boston Matthews design and manufacture Extruders, Downstream Equipment and Complete Turn-Key Extrusion Lines.

Industries served include Medical & Life Sciences, PEX & PB Pipe, Automotive, Cosmetic Tube, Zipper Profiles, Rod & Plate, Fluorocarbons, PEEK, Tube & Hose, Flexible and Rigid Profiles, IC Carriers, Heat Shrink Tube, Microducting

All Boston Matthews machines are fully supported with spare parts. All machine models and all ages.

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Jun 21, 2016

New Heavy-Duty Caterpillar Haul-Off Launched

Extrusion machinery manufacturer Boston Matthews is pleased to announce the launch of the ProCat range of Caterpillar Haul-Off’s.

The ProCat range is designed to pull larger profiles and pipes which require more power and product contact than “standard” sized profiles and pipe haul-off’s.

 
A robust, heavy weight construction ensures stable, vibration free pulling even for products which require high levels of vacuum during the extrusion process.  The larger construction incorporates longer conveyors to maximise the overall contact length with the product to provide greater pulling efficiency and overall consistency. The conveyors are driven and controlled by dual high performance AC brushless motors and precision gearboxes utilising high resolution Encoder Feedback. A high level of torque is generated whilst maintaining consistent pulling speeds which is essential for high quality production. AC technology is not only more accurate but is also more energy efficient than DC alternatives.

 
Each conveyor is fitted with Grooved Rubber gripping pads to ensure maximum grip on the product without causing damage or distortion. A choice of conveyor coverings is available to exactly match the product characteristics or production environment. A Floating Air Top Track greatly assists with line start-up and also provides protection against machine damage should any ‘out of shape’ pipe or profile be produced. The flexible top track enables the ProCat to ‘absorb’ any inconsistencies in the product should they occur and thus reduce any negative impact it may have on the performance of the rest of the extrusion line. The Pneumatic Air Top positioning is also a feature to allow the operator to easily and repeatedly set the ProCat up ensuring consistent production performance.

Adjustable product in-let guides ensure the profile or pipe is correctly positioned in-line to enable the maximum contact is achieved. Tunnel in-let and out-let guides provide complete operator safety. The ProCat is fully guarded and CE marked.

Boston Matthews Technical Sales Director Simon Brookes states “The importance of the Caterpillar Haul-Off should never be underestimated and it’s performance is instrumental to the overall quality of any extrusion operation. As the originators of the Caterpillar Haul-Off we understand that without repeatable, accurate and consistent pulling of the extrudate all other operations in the extrusion line are affected and the quality of the finished product put into jeopardy.”

The ProCat forms part of a range of Caterpillar Haul-Off machines which have been designed specifically to meet the exact pulling requirements and characteristic of the product and production environment.

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Jun 21, 2016

New PS Pipette Extrusion Line

Boston Matthews is pleased to announce the introduction of a new extrusion line designed specifically for the production of Styrene (PS) Pipette Tubes.

Designed in co-operation with medical device manufacturers the Pipette Tube Line provides a completely versatile line capable of extruding, sizing, drying and accurately cutting the PS tubes without marking or swarf.

Designed for energy efficient operation and clean room conditions:

 Incorporated throughout the entire line are those elements that are required to meet with the production demands of today manufacturers including the strict regulations needed to manufacturer for the medical sector.

 Direct-drive on the extruder not only ensures a clean, brushless operation but also provides maximum transmission of power which greatly assists energy efficiency. This is further enhanced with the use of AC Vector motor technology. Maintenance is also greatly reduced using this technology and so reduces the risk of downtime and disruption to production.

All surfaces are easy to wipe down and the open plan construction allows for easy access for cleaning to all areas.

All surfaces that are in contact with water are made from high grade stainless steel to prevent any corrosion and risk of contamination.

Capable of producing a range of tube sizes:

The PS Pipette Line from Boston Matthews allows for a range of pipette tube sizes to be manufactured.  Easy to change tooling and settings reduce the time taken to change from one tube size/specification to another in a relatively short space of time. The ability to change tube sizes allows the manufacturer to meet with the changing demands of their customers without incurring massive disruption to production or requiring investment in several separate items of production equipment. Typical tube sizes range from 1 ml capacity tubes to 25 ml capacity. All tubes are manufactured and cut to length in-line with an output at up to 30 tubes per minute.  This output can equate to 60 formed pipettes per minute for some sizes.

New development provides swarfless, accurate Pipette Tube cutting:

Designed using 3D Parametric Computer Design Software the PS Tube Cutter represents a significant advancement in tube cutting. The ability to automatically synchronise to the line speed enables tubes to be cut accurately and consistently to close tolerances without marking, shattering, or producing any swarf. The swaffless cutting technology not only provides a cleaner production environment but greatly reduces operational costs through a significant reduction in scrap material levels.

Boston Matthews Sales Director Simon Brookes states “Styrene is an extremely tricky material to cut without causing shattering or damage. It is essential that the tubes are accurately cut to tolerance without any imperfections or swarf as the tubes are subjected to several completely automated post-extrusion processes.

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Jun 21, 2016

Boston Matthews Appoint New Sales Manager

Boston Matthews is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Brown as Sales Manager.

Based in the USA HQ in Coral Springs, Florida Matthew is responsible for the machinery Sales and Co-Ordination of the companies local sales representatives for the USA and Canada covering both the Boston Matthews range of extruders, downstream equipment and turn-key extrusion lines and the Munchy Range of Recycling Systems.

Boston Matthews President Simon Brookes stated “Matthew’s appointment is part of our commitment and expansion within the US market and we delighted he is part of our team.”

Boston Matthews are the inventors of the Caterpillar Take-Up which today is the number one Puller in the World. Boston Matthews design and manufacture Extruders, Downstream Equipment and Complete Turn-Key Extrusion Lines.

Munchy Recycling Systems is also part of Boston Matthews after they were purchased by the company in 2002.

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About us

Company details

For more than 50 years Boston Matthews has been at the forefront of extrusion machinery technology.

Boston Matthews design and manufacture Extruders, Downstream Equipment and Complete Turn-Key Extrusion Lines.

Industries served include Medical & Life Sciences, PEX & PB Pipe, Automotive, Cosmetic Tube, Zipper Profiles, Rod & Plate, Fluorocarbons, PEEK, Tube & Hose, Flexible and Rigid Profiles, IC Carriers, Heat Shrink Tube, Microducting.

As originators of the Caterpillar Haul-Off Boston Matthews has earned a place in the coveted US Plastics Hall Of Fame and with over 10,000 direct descendents of the ‘Boston’ Haul-Off in daily use around the world is the leading manufacturer of Caterpillar Haul-Off’s.

Innovators:

Boston Matthews were the world’s first manufacturers of an 150mm Extruder for the processing of Polyurethane and the first European company to successfully process Fluorocarbons.

Boston Matthews is a global company that supports in excess of 30,000 machines in over 70 countries.

Head Offices and manufacturing facilities are based in Worcester, England which are further supported by facilities in Coral Springs, Florida, USA and Shanghai, China.

Boston Matthews is proud to be active members in the world’s leading Plastics Associations including The British Plastics Federation (BPF); The Plastic Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA); Plastics Machinery Manufactures and Distributors Association (PMMDA); Society Of The Plastics Industry (SPI); and The Shanghai Plastics Association.

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Company data

Foundation

1953

Area of business

Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries

Target groups
  • Plastic product manufacturing
  • Medical technology / precision engineering / optics