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1 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager North American Distributor: Extrusioneering International, Inc.

2 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager Design/layout elements to align with barrel openings Document configuration for archiving, reporting Screw design for co-rotating intermeshing twin screws:

3 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager Limited availability of OEM screw design software Exco (Coperion), TEX (JSW) Configured for OEM machines only Must have graphics, export and archiving capability

4 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager Cost of one screw design ‘error’ Kneading block mistakenly positioned within vent port Error occurs since graphic image not available Lost production to identify error Downtime to reconfigure screw (estimate 4 Cost of materials (scrap produced to identify ‘error’) WinTXU can pay for itself if one ‘error’ is avoided !

5 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager WinTXU database All co-rotating intermeshing, modular twin-screws All barrel types (including custom designs) All screw types (including custom designs)

6 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager Current extruder database:  Coperion (ZSK, ZSK-SC, ZSK-MC)  Berstorff (ZE, ZE-A, UT)  Leistritz (ZSE, includes HP series)  Theysohn (TSK)  Prism (TSE, KX series)  Buhler  Clextral  Sino-Alloy (PSM)  Farrel (FTX)  Baker Perkins (MP series) Add your extruder to WinTXU database if not already included!

7 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager System requirements IBM-PC ® (or compatible personal computer) 150MHz processor speed (minimum) 16MB RAM (minimum) 32MB free hard disk space SVGA color monitor (256 color minimum) Mouse (or compatible pointing device) CD-ROM drive (or network connection) USB port Microsoft Windows ® 95, 98, Me, 2000 or XP Adobe Acrobat ® Reader 5 (or later version)

8 Select extruder manufacturer

9 Select extruder model

10 Select L/D from list

11 …or select custom shaft (specify actual shaft length or number of barrels/spacer plates and let WinTXU calculate length of shaft)

12 Assemble barrels by double-clicking on list or icon (also can drag-and-drop)

13 Assemble screw configuration from component library (either click on component name or drag and drop using mouse) Inventory feature keeps track of elements on-hand, warning message when you exceed inventory level

14 Cumulative barrel, shaft and screw lengths displayed here Rotate screws to see animation

15 Input all operating conditions to be stored, printed with screw

16 You can change color coding of elements

17 You can change units used for displaying operating conditions

18 Input all details for die, breaker plate and screens

19 Export screw configuration (with or without operating conditions, with or without element identification) as bitmap images, then paste into any Windows application (i.e. PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

20 Output of Program WinTXU Version 3.0 Date: 08/07/06 Project: Example Screw Summary Extruder: KWP ZSK-90 Project File: C:\Program Files\example2.XPF Bore Diameter: mm 90 mm (Nominal) Shaft Length: mm L/D Barrel Length: mm L/D Screw Length: mm L/D Screw Offset: 0.00 mm Configuration Complete Barrel: 14 Sections Configured L(mm) L/D Ports 01 FEED 3D FP1 02 MAIN 3D MAIN 3D MAIN 3D INJ PLATE IP1 06 MAIN 3D INJ PLATE IP2 08 MAIN 3D MAIN 3D MAIN 3D MAIN 3D VENT 3D VP1 13 MAIN 3D MAIN 3D Save/export Summary as text file: complete listing of barrel/screw/die configuration (and operating conditions)

21 WinTXU ™ Twin-Screw Extruder Configuration Manager Single-User License Permanent, single-user license (via USB hardware key) Database contains up to three extruder models Fee to add extruders to database Fee for each additional user license (i.e. additional hardware keys) Network License Permanent, password-protected license Database contains up to three extruder models Fee to add extruders to database

22 Export.avi files from rotating screw image Click on image to see animation


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