Diamond America was recently called in to consult a manufacturer of acid-proof brick and ceramic packing media. The customer was looking to improve its extrusion process to for better consistency of output while reducing downtime to complete persistent maintenance. Our research and analysis of the customer’s process led us to recommend several design and equipment improvements.
To guarantee a more consistent output, Diamond America will increase pressure by rebuilding the augers and changing the screw geometry to draw material to the screw, that will eliminate stagnation. The tighter tolerances will equalize pressure in the die to provide an even, consistent product output.
To lessen the need for constant maintenance, Diamond America will build its parts and equipment with high-grade materials to improve wear life.