Gearless extrusion: Medical tubing line highlighted at MD&M show


At the MD&M show next month in Anaheim, CA, one of the exhibitors, a manufacturer of plastics extrusion lines, will run one of its new machines. What makes it special? The extruder does not require a gearbox and so works well in clean rooms or other controlled environments.

Made and marketed by American Kuhne Inc. (Ashaway, RI), the new extruder will be running Feb. 8-10 at the MD&M (Medical Design & Manufacturing) West show, processing a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tube. Because it does not require a gearbox, the line does not create any contamination (from drive belt dust and gear oil) and so reduces potential contamination in a clean room environment....
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