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ZSK 18 MEGAlab laboratory extruder

The ZSK 18 MEGAlab laboratory extruder possesses the successful genes of the ZSK MEGAcompounder technology and was developed especially for processing of smallest batch sizes. The reliable scale-up to larger ZSK extruders make it the ideal compounding system for formulation development and basic scientific research.

ZSK 18 MEGAlab laboratory extruder from Coperion
ZSK 18 MEGAlab laboratory extruder

Special features

Throughput rates up to 40 kg/h
Small batches of 200 g
Fast plug&play installation and start-up
Reliable, low-noise drive concept
Modular structure with exchangeable 4D barrels and all standard screw elements
Simple operation by PLC controller and touch screen
Simple handling and quick product changes using quick release connections
Compact design – mobile base frame with integrated motor and extruder control system, water cooling and vacuum unit
Reliable scale-up by ZSK MEGAcompounder features

Technical data

Centerline distance [mm]15
Do/Di1.55
Screw outer diameter Da [mm]18
Channel depth [mm]3.2
Barrel length [mm]72
Centerline height [mm]1,100
Nm/shaft [Nm]38
Power density Md/a3 [Nm/cm3]11.3
Max. output factor [rpm]1,200
Motor power [kW]11.7
Heating power / barrel [W]800
Main dimensions (L x W x H) [mm]1,660 x 600 x 1,850
Die head of the  ZSK MEGAlab laboratory extruder from Coperion
Die head of the ZSK MEGAlab
ZS-B twin screw side feeder from Coperion
ZS-B twin screw side feeder
Heater cartridges of the ZSK MEGAlab
Heater cartridges of the ZSK MEGAlab

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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