>> The advance into a new performance dimension of processing technology.

ZSK Mc18

With its torque of 18 Nm/cm³ the new twin scew extruder ZSK Mc18 unites a huge number of superlatives: With a torque increase of 30 % in comparison with its predecessor, the ZSK MEGAcompounder PLUS, the ZSK Mc18 enters new throughput rate dimensions. It achieves up to 30 % greater throughput rates and therefore ensures you maximum productivity. The optimum price-performance ratio of the extruder, the extremely energy efficient operation, the wide range of applications and the associated great flexibility of the processing system are further advantages of the ZSK Mc18.

Twin screw extruder ZSK 82 Mc18 from Coperion
Twin screw extruder ZSK 82 Mc18

Typical areas of application of the ZSK Mc18

Continuous processes with high energy consumption
Mixing and dispersing of pigments and additives
Reinforcement with glass, carbon and other fiber materials
Degassing of volatile components
Filling with talcum, calcium carbonate, sawdust or other fillers
Reactive extrusion
Chemical reactions such as polymerization, polycondensation and polyaddition
Direct extrusion

Special features of the ZSK Mc18

The Do/Di of 1.55 has been proven optimally in the past for applications with a high torque requirement and has therefore been retained. For you this means to continue to benefit from a reliable scale-up within the whole Mc18 series. Scale-up and modernization of the ZSK MEGAcompounder PLUS to the ZSK Mc18 series will also be possible.

New machine sizes such as the ZSK 82 Mc18 were integrated into the series for adapting the high performance extruder even better to your throughput requirements.

Together with a number of application-specific solutions such as the Feed Enhancement Technology FET or the ZS-EG side devolatilization, the new ZSK Mc18 opens up a previously unknown dimension of performance.

Technical data of the ZSK Mc18

ZSKMax. torque per shaft
Specific torque Md/a³
Max. screw speed
Max. motor power N
Screw diameter
18 MEGAlab*3811.31,2001018
26 Mc18140151.2003725
32 Mc18315181,2008332
45 Mc18930181,20024545
58 Mc182,000181,20052858
70 Mc183,500181,20092470
82 Mc185,700181,2001,50483
92 Mc187,500171,0001,64992
106 Mc1811,900181,0002,617106
119 Mc1815,300171,0003,364118
133 Mc PLUS20,000151,0004,398133

* Laboratory extruder
ZSK 32 - 82 available in compact-version

Laboratory extruder ZSK Mc18

User-friendly, highly efficient and versatile. Interchangeable process section enhances flexibility.
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Twin screw extruder ZSK Mc18

ZSK Mc18 on Youtube

Compounding prozess in the ZSK Mc18

Take a look inside the process section of the new ZSK Mc18 series. > To YouTube

Advantages of the ZSK Mc18 at a glance*

More than 30 % increase of specific torque
Up to 30 % increase in the throughput rate
Greatly improved productivity
Proven high ZSK safety enabled by new designs and developments
Reduced compound temperature at much greater throughput rates
Flexible, wide area of applications
Improved compounding quality by gentle processing with a higher filling degree
Increased energy efficiency by reduced specific energy input
* in comparison with the predecessor model ZSK MEGAcompounder PLUS

Control systems

Control systems for twin screw extruders from Coperion

Coperion offers control systems from the compact version to tailor-made systems for turnkey plants.
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