The CompoundRework system (CRS) 1000 is designed for ease-of-operation and is suitable for use with a wide range of different materials, said a 30 Nov company release.
In most extrusion processes, residual materials remain in the extruder or in the extrusion head during compound or tool changes. This can be difficult to recycle fully back into the production process.
"The CRS 1000 processes large-volume rubber residues removed from the flow channels as well as start-up scrap converting the material into sheets or strips with a thickness of 8 mm,” said Joachim Brodmann, key account manager at KraussMaffei Berstorff.
According to Brodmann, this means that 100% of the residual material can be returned to the production process.
The new unit is equipped with two optionally heated rolls and a hydraulically adjusted roll gap. It can be fed with residual material of various sizes up to a metre wide.
A “simplified” control system enables one-man operation of the complete line, which is also designed for “easy machine handling” and enhanced operational safety.
A sturdy design and energy-efficient drive technology ensure cost-effective and high-performance system operation on a sustained basis, the company also stated.