According to Davis-Standard, healthcare foodservice supplier Aladdin Temp-Rite has improved processing rates by 30% after installing its 4 ½” (114mm) vented Thermatic extruder in September 2011.
“This is our first Davis-Standard extruder. We chose Davis-Standard based on quality, price and reputation. They did an exceptional job of assimilating the extruder into our existing line and we’ve been very pleased with the results,” said Phil Scruggs, Aladdin’s Plant Manager. “From start to finish, the service has been very responsive. We would absolutely purchase more Davis-Standard equipment in the future.”
Aladdin is using the extruder to process impact polypropylene sheet with filler at 12 to 27 mils in thickness. This sheet is used in all types of foodservice products including cups, bowls, lids and food trays. In addition to the extruder, Aladdin purchased a touchscreen Allen Bradley PLC controller from Davis-Standard. The new PLC was also integrated to work with the existing system.
The extrusion machinery supplier says downtime caused by installation was minimal and Aladdin’s production efficiencies have improved significantly since the upgrade.