West Warwick, RI – With an ever increasing demand from OEM’s and manufacturers of tubing and pipe as well as seals and gaskets for larger, more advanced and complex profiles, Guill Tool has developed the new Series 224 extrusion crossheads and dies for 4″ x 8″ or larger applications.
According to company officials the new Series 224 offers users the ability to produce thermoset profiles with two different polymer materials. This combines the optimum performance characteristics of each material to meet even the toughest applications.
According to Bill Conley, Guill Tool’s sales manager. “If a customer requires a profile with flexibility and wear resistance the material selection and the compounding can be calculated to complement our customers requirements in both these areas with two different materials combined in the same product.” He continued “Better quality is assured with rubber, PVC or other commonly used extruded materials using the Series 224. We are delighted with our many customers successful end-products that before this, they told us could not be easily produced, if at all.”
In the 224 Series, Guill’s patented flow passages convey all the materials to flow without stagnation and to merge to form a single profile. The flow passages are designed with proprietary software using 3D CAD and advanced flow analysis. The 224 design has demonstrated that as dual materials pass through the die, there are no areas where stagnation can take place in the extrusion-tooling chamber.
With Guill’s precision engineering, the 224 Series also ensures thinner walls and closer tolerances. This is especially important for larger sizes, where waste or scrap may account for thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Engineering for the closest tolerances results in huge material savings for all users, according to Guill production officials.
Guill Tool also manufacturers tips, dies, and breaker plates using state-of-the-art computerized CNC machining and EDM equipment.
Engineering services using the latest CAD systems are available for custom designing extrusion tooling products: crossheads, tips, clamps, flanges, air wipes, forming rolls, spiderless inline dies, swing gates, breaker plates, special equipment and sizing dies.
Guill Tool, which received ISO certification in 1995, was the first major extrusion tooling company to meet those international standards. The company has long been recognized as one of the leading established designers and manufacturers of custom extrusion tooling for applications including wire, cable, fiber optics, medical tube, wood composites, automotive tube, plastic compounding, custom applications, rubber, profile, industrial pipe, hose & tube, blow molding, food and packaging.
The company also encourages and provides education and training for the extrusion industry with plastic and aluminum model heads, fully illustrated operating manuals for step-by-step assembly and disassembly, and training videotapes, as well as classes on the care and cleaning of extrusion tooling.
Founded in Rhode Island in 1962 by A. Roger Guillemette, the company was established as a job shop supplying tips, dies, crossheads and replacement parts to the wire, cable plastics and rubber industries in New England and eventually across the US and Canada.
For a free evaluation, technical product sheets, general information, or for the name of a representative in your area, please contact: Kathy Peterson, Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc., 10 Pike Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 (USA), Tel: (401) 828-7600, Fax: (401) 823-5310 or email: email@example.com