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.