InductaMetals: Barrel for a lifetime

InductaMetals LP, USA, is so confident in the wear resistance of its IDM-Ultramax barrels that it is offering customers a lifetime guarantee, the first ever for products like these in the plastics industry, the company says.
For injection molders, the guarantee stipulates that an IDM-Ultramax barrel with an I.D. of less than 100 mm will not wear more than 0.010 in. diametrically over the life of the barrel (0.015 in. for barrels of 100 mm or more) for as long as the original purchaser owns the molding machine. For extrusion customers, an IDM- Ultramax barrel with an I.D. of less than 100 mm is guaranteed not wear more than 0.015 in. diametrically over the life of the barrel (0.020 in. for barrels over 100 mm) for as long as the original purchaser owns the extruder. If total wear exceeds an allowable limit, InductaMetals says it will elect to replace or repair the barrel or refund the purchase price.The company says that many processors using 30-65% filled resins report their IDM-Ultramax barrels have already lasted three to five times longer than the tool-steel or furnace-cast tungsten carbide bimetallics they replaced and still show only negligible wear.

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