Compounding & Extrusion Training Courses

Sessions and topics

  • ZSK 101 & 102 courses on design and operation of ZSK twin screw extruder systems in the USA

    At Coperion we strive to be responsive to the needs of our customers. To make sure users of ZSK twin-screw extruders thoroughly understand the technology and are kept abreast of the latest technical advances, Coperion has developed in-house courses specifically for the ZSK Twin-Screw Extruder System. The objective of these courses is to provide process engineers, operations supervisors and operators with an understanding of the fundamental and practical aspects of the design and operation of the ZSK.

    ZSK 101 Training Courses - 3 days

    ZSK 101 is a three-day course which takes an in-depth look at twin screw extrusion process design. It includes sections on process unit operations (feeding, melting, mixing, etc.) scale-up, compounding, modeling and materials of construction. A full course outline is shown attached.

    ZSK 102 Training Courses - 2 days

    This two-day course provides classroom instruction on the basic ZSK building blocks, barrels and screw bushings; a maintenance overview and a review of control systems and safety interlocks.  Additionally, participants will spend a significant portion of each day in the lab learning how to efficiently assemble and disassemble machine components as well as basic operation of the ZSK.  A sample course outline is shown below.  ZSK 102 is designed for operators, technicians and anyone responsible for the safe, efficient running of a ZSK extruder. ZSK 101 must be completed prior to taking ZSK 102.

    Dates

    • ZSK 101 - Session 1: 07 Mar – 09 Mar 2017
    • ZSK 101 - Session 2: 06 Jun – 08 Jun 2017
    • ZSK 101 - Session 3: 12 Sep – 14 Sep 2017
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    • ZSK 101 - Session 4: 05 Dec – 07 Dec 2017
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    • ZSK 102 - Session 1: 08 Jun – 09 Jun 2017
    • ZSK 102 - Session 2: 07 Dec – 08 Dec 2017
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  • Polyolefins processing

    This course teaches the process principles of the functional operation of the ZSK twin screw compounder in the application of polyolefin processing as well as detailed discussion about the discharge and the influence of the various operating parameters on the product. An excursus on the scale-up process used at Coperion and the topics of troubleshooting and interlocks round off this course.

    Dates

    • Session 1 : 04 Apr – 05 Apr 2017

      Closing date for registration: March 3, 2017

    • Session 2: 11 Oct – 12 Oct 2017
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      Closing date for registration: Sept 8, 2017

    • Session 3

      Upon request


  • Processing of engineering plastics

    Process principles of the functional operation of the ZSK twin screw compounder in the application of engineering plastics processing are taught in this course. We deal with the special fields of application in detail and present the latest Coperion developments according to the interests of the participants. An excursus on methods of the scale-up process and the topics of troubleshooting and interlocks round off this course.

    Dates

    • Session 1: 15 Mar – 16 Mar 2017

      Closing date for registration: Feb 15, 2017

    • Session 2: 17 May – 18 May 2017

      Closing date for registration: Apr 17, 2017

    • Session 3: 20 Sep – 21 Sep 2017
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      Closing date for registration: Aug 18, 2017

    • Session 4

      Upon request


  • Chemical and reaction technology

    This course teaches the process principles of the functional operation of the ZSK twin screw compounder in the area of application of chemical and reaction technology. We deal with the special fields of application in detail and present the latest Coperion developments according to the interests of the participants. An excursus on methods of the scale-up process and the topics of troubleshooting and interlocks round off this course.

    Date

    • Session 1

      upon request


  • Processing of food

    This course teaches you the process principles of the functional operation of the ZSK twin screw compounder in the area of food extrusion. Where possible, we deal with the special fields of application in detail and present the latest Coperion developments. You also receive information about the scale-up process, troubleshooting and interlocks.

    Date

    • Session 1

      upon request


  • Processing of PVC / Kombiplast

    This course deals with the process principles of the functional operation of the Kombiplast in the area of PVC as well as in-depth discussion about the discharge. The special fields of applications, the plant structure for PVC and HFFR and the latest developments from Coperion are also the subject of this course. You also receive information about the scale-up process, troubleshooting and interlocks.

    Date

    • Session 1

      upon request


  • Processing of powder coatings

    Process principles of the functional operation of the ZSK twin screw compounder in the area of application of powder paint processing are taught in this course. We deal with the special fields of application in detail and present the latest Coperion developments according to the interests of the participants. You also receive information about the scale-up process, troubleshooting and interlocks.

    Dates

    • Session 1: 15 Mar – 16 Mar 2017

      Closing date for registration: Feb 15, 2017

    • Session 2: 17 May – 18 May 2017

      Closing date for registration: Apr 17, 2017

    • Session 3: 20 Sep – 21 Sep 2017
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      Closing date for registration: Aug 18, 2017

    • Session 4

      upon request


  • Masterbatch processing

    Process principles of the functional operation of the ZSK twin screw compounder in the area of application of masterbatch processing are taught in this course. We deal with the special fields of the application in detail and present the latest Coperion developments. An excursus on methods of the scale-up process and the topics of troubleshooting and interlocks round off this course.

    Dates

    • Session 1: 15 Mar – 16 Mar 2017

      Closing date for registration: Feb 15, 2017

    • Session 2: 17 May – 18 May 2017

      Closing date for registration: Apr 17, 2017

    • Session 3: 20 Sep – 21 Sep 2017
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      Closing date for registration: Aug 18, 2017

    • Session 4

      upon request


  • Pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion

    This course teaches the process principles of the functional operation of the ZSK twin screw compounder in pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion. We deal with the special fields of application in detail and present the latest Coperion developments. You also receive information about the scale-up process, troubleshooting and interlocks.

    Date

    • Session 1

      upon request


Your contact for compounding & extrusion training courses

Your contact for ZSK 101 and ZSK 102 training courses