The extruders from Three-Tec are characterized by a compact design, a high torque and an intuitive operation by means of a touch panel. They are available with various screw diameters from 5 to 100 mm and can process smallest quantities from 0.5 gram as well as large quantities up to 2 tons.
Our mini extruders, which we have been developing and producing since 2005, are among the most world‘s smallest devices. Through the compact and user-friendly construction, the total cost per test is significantly lower than for other devices.
Special customer requirements can be realized at short notice thanks to Three-Tec‘s flexible approach and extensive know-how.
Multifunction extrusion from small quantities to production scale for research and development as well as production applications. Extrusion results are optimally suited for upscaling or downscaling. The extruders perform complex extrusion tasks under difficult conditions such as high pressure, high torque or steep temperature gradients. The extruders are equipped with easily exchangeable tools, which are individually structured and adapted to the extrusion task by different segments such as conveying, return conveying, kneading or mixing segments. The temperature profiles of the heating zones and the torque profile of the motor are recorded and can be read out via USB or Ethernet interface.
With screw diameters starting at 5 mm, our miniature-scale laboratory extruders are among the world‘s smallest devices. Due to the compact and user-friendly design, the total costs per test are significantly lower than with other devices. Thanks to the small and compact design, the laboratory extruders can be set up and used quickly at changing locations.
Hybrid Mini Extruder
The parallel twin-screw Hybrid Mini Extruder is built in the same enclosure as our proven standard extruders as a table-top execution. As a combination unit, however, it additionally offers the choice between two different extruder sizes. Three variations are available, each with two selectable screw diameters (5, 9 or 12 mm).
Thanks to an empty volume of only 1.2 cm3 with a 5 mm screw diameter (L/D ratio 15:1) – the smallest of its kind in the world – the Hybrid Mini Extruder has a very low active ingredient consumption. This makes it possible to produce very small batches from as little as 0.5 grams. Since only very small residual amounts remain in the extruder, a high yield can be achieved with the substances available. The results can also be used optimally for reproducible scaling.
Thanks to the universal use of heating cartridges, cooling systems, die plates, pressure and temperature sensors, the unit offers the flexibility to convert from a 5 mm to a 9 or 12 mm screw diameter within a few minutes.