Switzerland-based Maag Pump Systems Textron Inc., has introduced rubbex®, a complete system
for processing almost all natural and synthetic elastomers. The rubbex unit is a combination of a
gear pump, feed unit, filter and universal die. A screen changer is also available as an option.
The design of the system makes it possible to combine straining and forming processes into a single
step, allowing for the production of semi-finished products. This unit allows for gentle processing
of the elastomers at the lowest processing temperatures.The system is offered in five sizes for
throughputs ranging from 50 to 3,600 kilograms per hour and is almost entirely self-cleaning.