Staffordshire-based Xtrutech has taken delivery of a high specification Sodick AG400L from Sodi-Tech EDM. The machine has increased throughput by a factor of 2.6, and led to far shorter set-up times, thanks to the ability to load six or sometimes 12 parts at a time.
Xtrutech specialises in the design and process optimisation of twin-screw extruders, which are used extensively for mixing, compounding or reacting polymeric materials. The company also supplies its own range of spare parts, including screw elements, barrel housings and liners. The manufacture of these replacement components, including producing the critical bore in the screw elements, is performed on the new Sodick AG400L.