ENTEK Introduces Screw Layout Designer 2.0

Press release submitted on behalf of ENTEK Manufacturing.

Updated Program Offers Numerous New Features, makes it Easier for Customers to Design Their Own Screw and Barrel Configurations

ENTEK Manufacturing, Lebanon, Oregan, has introduced an updated version of its original Screw Layout Designer program.  Screw Layout Designer 2.0 offers numerous new features that make it easier for customers to design the optimum screw and barrel configurations for their ENTEK twin-screw extruders.

Screw Layout Designer 2.0 is the first major upgrade of the original Screw Layout Designer launched by ENTEK in 2018.  The original program was designed to allow customers to input screw and barrel layouts to create the optimum screw configuration for their specific twin-screw extruder application.  After inputting all relevant data, the program produced both visual drawings and spreadsheet layouts.

There are several built-in features for this software, including a drag and drop functionality on all components that customers need to specify, such as barrel sections, screws, and metallurgy. There is also automatic calculation of remaining space on the screw shafts and safeguards that alert the designer when putting certain elements where they should not go.

After gathering information from 5 years of use in the field and listening to customer input, ENTEK’s new Screw Layout Designer 2.0 includes the following new features:

  • Metallurgy shown visually for barrels and screws, with key at bottom.
  • Incompatibilities trigger pop up warnings as they occur in the layout and are listed on the printed or saved layout.
  • Ability to include materials and item numbers on printed or saved layout for ease of ordering replacement parts.
  • Can easily change settings for extruder diameter and length.

Tammy Straw, Director of ENTEK’s Wear Parts Division and the Project Lead on Screw Layout Designer 2.0, said the updated program will be welcomed by customers.  “Over the past few years, we have talked with our customers to learn what they liked most about the program, and what could be better,” she said.  “This updated program addresses their most common requests and makes it easier than ever for them to design screw configurations for their specific applications.”

Screw Layout Designer 2.0 is for use with all models of ENTEK twin-screw extruders.  ENTEK manufactures extruders ranging from 27mm to 133mm.

ENTEK is a USA based manufacturer of turnkey production systems, twin-screw extruders and replacement components, material handling systems, and wear parts from 25mm to 250mm. We are a leading supplier of extrusion technology and material handling systems for pelletizing; custom, commodity, and masterbatch compounding; specialty sheet lines; natural fiber-plastic composites; food; and medical applications. ENTEK’s highly trained engineering department helps companies optimize production, and our turnkey expertise helps customers establish complete plant-wide operations, often from the ground up.  We enable our customers to efficiently produce their products.

ENTEK is an innovator and leading world-wide designer and producer of highly reliable battery separators for lead-acid and lithium batteries. ENTEK’s separators are used in SLI, Start-Stop, golf cart, e-rickshaw, tools, EVs, industrial and cutting-edge technology applications.  Our separators are in demand for products that require high energy or high voltage systems such as secondary batteries in portable devices and as primary batteries in critical systems. ENTEK is headquartered in Lebanon, Oregon USA, with production in the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Japan, and China to meet global demands. For more information, visit www.entek.com.