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Krauss-Maffei is now manufacturing twin-screw extruders (from KMD 75 to KMD 114) and single-screw extruders (from KME 45 to KME 90) on a synchronised flow basis. Last year, the company switched assembly of its CX and MX injection moulding machines to the new 'pulled' system. The Extrusion Technology division has now followed suit, with all electrical and mechanical sub-assemblies being produced on this basis. Single and twinscrew extruders are now assembled in four synchronized stages.

During the latter part of 2006, as part of the preparations for implementation of the new system, the Extrusion

Technology production floors were completely renovated and a new layout and logistics concept was put in place.

"We are fully aware that it is not only our products that must be continuously improved, but also our processes," commented Josef Martl, Krauss-Maffei CEO. "It is the only route to ensure that we remain strongly competitive in the long-term, that we slim down our processes, increase the value added within our organisation and improve the quality of our products."
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Title Annotation:MANUFACTURING
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jun 1, 2007
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