Replacing barrel liners is typically a huge undertaking, often taking two to several weeks from start to finish. Traditionally, the lengthy process requires a major teardown of the machine including the removal of the end pieces, auger and barrel before liner replacement can begin.
Split-barrel clam shell extrusion sleeves, a CF Extrusion Technologies engineering innovation, allows barrels to be removed without the lengthy teardown process – reducing downtime from weeks to, in most cases, days. It’s a fact that barrel liners wear out quickly, but to ensure profitability, your line needs to keep moving. At CF Extrusion our team of professional engineers is always looking for ways to improve manufacturing processes. That’s what we call partnering for your success.