Paulson Training

Extruder Operation and Control – Single Screw

Product Category: Extrusion

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"...The thing that I like most about using the training programs from Paulson is the flexibility of them. If an extruder operator has some down time, they can take a lesson and come back without interrupting their work schedule. Also, as problems come up, we use the training to find solutions to our specific problems"

Paul Bowen — Ticona
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single screw extrusion operator training

This program uses state-of-the art animation technology to teach the fundamentals of single screw technology, including parts and operation, plastics used for extrusion, extruder controls, safety procedures, troubleshooting and more. Also available in Spanish.

9 Lessons –  11 Hours

Dive into the latest technology of the single screw extrusion process – from start-up to shutdown. Learn about extrusion machinery, plastic behavior, and how to maximize the productivity and efficiency of the extruder. Through nine lessons, you’ll learn to optimize the extrusion process, quickly solve problems, and develop advanced troubleshooting skills.

This program teaches the fundamentals of single screw technology, including all of the knowledge that your personnel must understand in order to make informed decisions on the production floor.

Lessons Included:

  • Lesson 1: The Single Screw Extruder: Parts and Operation
  • Lesson 2: The Structure of Plastic Raw Materials
  • Lesson 3: The Characteristics of Plastics for Extrusion
  • Lesson 4: Effects of Pressure, Temperature and Flow
  • Lesson 5: Optimizing Extruder Controls – Part 1
  • Lesson 6: Optimizing Extruder Controls – Part 2
  • Lesson 7: Safety, Pre-Start and Start-Up Procedures
  • Lesson 8: Steady-State Operation, Shutdown and Maintenance Procedures
  • Lesson 9: Single Screw Extruder Troubleshooting