1. Guill’s extrusion tool with single-point concentricity adjustment
Unlike previous crosshead designs with multiple adjustment bolts, there is one adjustment bolt controls 360 degrees of adjustment.
“Ultimately what we’re looking to do is at some point is get automatic feedback from the engaging system. So basically what they’ll do is they’ll be able to extrude the product, it goes into the tank, you’ll see what the finished product is as it comes out of the tank, and it’ll tell you where the error is in concentricity, where the adjustment has to take those that can feed a signal back to an encoder in a servo motor, move that around to actually adjust concentricity per the engagement system. It basically takes the operator 100% out of the system,” William F. Conley, sales manager of the extrusion division at Guill, told Medical Design & Outsourcing.