An extrusion machine pushes or pulls a material through a shaped die to form a continuous length of product with a preset cross section. The extrusion process is used to produce a large number of commercial products which include plastic tubing, plastic sheets, and many food types.
The Extrud-O-Mix from Hosokawa Micron is an efficient extruder that kneads, mixes and extrudes in one continuous process; as a standalone unit or in combination with other process equipment. Perfect for mixing solids and liquids into very viscous and homogeneous pastes as well as plastic masses, and moreover it has better particle dispersion in comparison to higher pressure systems, is also less expensive to buy and less expensive to operate. The high shear mixer can be used for a variety of applications like, mixing base powders with liquids to form uniform pastes, homogenizing filter cakes, blending wet material with powders or liquids, homogenizing powders with liquids into a plastic mass followed by extrusion and pre-feeding of caked masses.