What Do You Choose, Tandem or Co-extrusion?

Composite+tandem-106-0613a

Making the case for tandem with PCL //Extend

Both extrusion groups have their advantages, but favoring either a co-extrusion or tandem design may depend on specific productivity and maintenance considerations. In the case of a PEX-Al-PEX construction, the adhesive plus outer layer extruded in tandem may prove more efficient in certain situations. Two separate single-layer heads makes cleaning and product changes quicker than with one dual layer head.

  • NMS 30-24D and MXC 60-24D extruders in tandem
  • Two identical ECH 32/45 heads with classic single layer design
  • Separate heads for independent cleaning cycles
  • Faster cleaning time than with adhesive and PEX combined in one co-extrusion head
  • Quicker set-up times.

Alain Schiess
Product Manager, Heating & Plumbing Pipe Solutions
alain.schiess@maillefer.net

 

Topics: Production cost, Pipe & tube manufacturing

Your Method of Choice for Heating & Plumbing Pipe

Tags: Pipe & tube manufacturing

Plastic extruded heating & plumbing pipe is characterized by its ability to contain hot water, block contaminants to the drinking supply, and ...

Read more

Multiply the Probabilities for Success

Tags: Pipe & tube manufacturing, Innovation, Product quality

An extrusion line is composed of many components linked together in series. When a supplier delivers a less than reliable piece of equipment, the ...

Read more

Composite Pipe Production Doubled without trouble

Tags: Pipe & tube manufacturing, Novelties & Launches, Solutions, Innovation, Performance, Maillefer

Composite Pipe Production - Doubled Without Trouble For more than two decades, Maillefer has been providing production systems for manufacturing ...

Read more