|Section view of basic plastic extruder|
Producing melt with the proper characteristics for the forming stage involves careful measurement and control of temperature along the barrel. Multiple PID controllers and heaters typically create several heat zones along the screw length. Monitoring the melt pressure is also an important element of process control.
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