CASE STUDY: Cool Extruded Tubing
The Problem: The extruded product, being hot and pliable, would slump and produce a crooked length of tubing. Customer tried using a series of rollers to support the extrusion until it cooled enough to become stiff. This helped somewhat, but they still experienced slump between rollers. The end product still would not meet customer specifications.
The Solution: Using a Model 2401 1" (25mm) Super Air Wipe positioned between two rollers, the product was cooled enough to maintain rigidity. Adding another set of Air Wipe/rollers, they were able to extrude even faster.
Comment: Not only were they able to salvage a $30,000 order, the increased process speed enabled them to re-quote the job at a lower price and secure future business from their customer.