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Event: 174th Technical Meeting
Location: Louisville, KY
Date: October 14, 2008
Author: Bill Murphy*
Paper Number: 93

Price: $20.00

  • This paper will review the benefits of gear pumps for use in extrusion and compounding lines. The gear pump is a positive displacement device that meters rubber at a very consistent flow rate, and also generates pressure very efficiently. It thus relieves the extruder of the pressure building responsibility and allows finer straining. Key benefits are: reduced product temperature, consistent die pressure, increased throughputs, and a higher quality product. Commonly used in the thermoplastic industry for more than 25 years, a new generation of pumps has been developed specifically for the rubber industry. Recent successes have included pumps for straining, profiles, and wire and cable.

    Papers from 174th Technical Meeting

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