You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure: Free Extrusion Expert Webcast on Data acquisition


Data Acquisition: Get the Numbers!

Date: June 27, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT
Duration: 60 minutes


Measure, record and understand the process variables. Measurement is a key to effective management, and that certainly holds true for extrusion. Few know that better than consulting engineer Allan Griff, who has worked in this field for over four decades. Join this webinar to help you benchmark where your operation stands and to gather ideas on how to get to where you need to be. Whether you are an old hand or new to the process, you are certain to learn something new. There will be about 45 minutes of presentation, with another 15 minutes reserved for questions. Written questions and comments may be sent in advance of the webinar, in Spanish, French or German as well as English, to Answers during the webinar, or in written responses after it, will be in English. Attendance is free, and you'll be able to ask questions even after the presentation by email.


Allan Griff ( is a consulting engineer who has spent almost 50 years improving extrusion operations. He wrote the books on extrusion–really: the first practical hardcover book on extrusion in the USA (Plastics Extrusion Technology, 1962-1968) and more recently, The Plastics Extrusion Operating Manual (first edition 1983, current 21st edition, 2012).

There is hardly a topic in an extruder’s shop that he has not addressed, often. He has helped with troubleshooting of problems, training employees, new product development, and materials management. What’s more, he has a sense of humor. Attendees that invest 60 minutes in this webinar will save hours, frustration, and money in their shops.