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ZSK MEGAlab Laboratory Extruders

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High performances even for smallest batch sizes

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

Special features and advantages

  • 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 features

Related Industries

  • Plastics
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Pet Food
  • Pharmaceutical

Technical data of the ZSK 18 MEGAlab

Centerline distance [mm] 15
Do/Di 1.55
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


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