The proper operation of the gearbox is crucial for the reliability and availability of the entire compounding or extrusion line, and thus influences throughput, product quality and system efficiency.
The high, dynamic torque required by twin screw extruders as well as the narrow center distance of the two output shafts cause heavy stresses in the gearbox - on the shafts, gear meshing and rolling bearings. Component failure and the resulting damage would lead to high repair costs and long machine downtime. Therefore, regular maintenance, general overhaul and continuous modernization measures are essential to exploit the full potential of Coperion extruders.
That's why we make the overhaul of extruder gearboxes one of our top priorities! We know the application-specific loads and gearbox design details that are responsible for the well-known, all-round reliability of our twin-screw extruders. With gearbox maintenance and modernization, we ensure maximum availability and performance over the entire life cycle of a system.