With over 300 years of combined experience, we recognise that we have the collective talent and expertise to design and build a new generation of extruders.
US Extruders is a manufacturer of custom single screw extruders, extrusion systems, and screws for plastic, rubber and silicone parts of medical devices.
Their engineering team focuses on custom-designing robust and serviceable extruders, with each product undergoing a factory acceptance test, arriving at the customer ready to deploy and supported by a five-year warranty.
Extruders for the medical industry
US Extruders’ wide range of extruders includes a line-up of Med-Ex medical extruders designed especially for the medical industry. The MED-EX Elite extruder is designed for high-end medical and pharmaceutical applications and to meet a customer’s good manufacturing practices (GMPs). Notable features include stainless-steel surfaces for easy wipe-down, easily swappable barrels in 0.5-1.0 inches, clean wire management, powered adjustment for die / downstream alignment and virtual pressure measurement.
The MED-EX Flex is designed with easily swappable barrels available in 0.5-1.0 inches or 0.75-1.25 inches. Features include clean wire management and a precision servo motor.
In addition, the company offers MED-EX Compact extruder, which has a slim panel design and suits medical co-extrusion applications.
US Extruder’s MED-EX Classic variant has a classic design and is developed for air or water-cooled applications.
Extrusion systems for tubing and medical products
US Extruders works with a variety of downstream vendors and can supply customers with a complete integrated extrusion line that is delivered ready to run.
Capabilities include system and controls design, factory acceptance test (FAT) services, training, installation supervision, and start-up services.
The process team of US Extruders engineers and external experts are knowledgeable in a wide variety of medical products.
Extruder screws for optimal workflow
US Extruders works directly with ProSystems Integration to provide customers with the best controls for their process and workflow.
Types of controls options include an advanced touchscreen, discrete controls, and a touchscreen-based controls replacement option, with each feature tailored to the customer’s specifications.
About US Extruders
US Extruders was founded by a group of individuals with a combined experience of more than 300 years. The most notable member of the team is president Bill Kramer.
Bill has over 48 years of experience and is responsible for many innovative extruder design elements and features throughout his career.
The team consists of dedicated, energetic and committed problem solvers that have the drive to build partnerships with customers to ensure they provide the right extrusion solution.
US Extruders is located in a 47,700ft² facility in Westerly, Rhode Island, US. The site runs on 100% solar power and is equipped for screw design demonstrations, lab trials and complete extruder wet tests.
Discharge pressure measurement is important in an extruder for various reasons. Typically, melt pressure is measured just behind the breaker plate/screen pack at the screw tip for safety and process monitoring, and can also be measured beyond the screen pack for control purposes.