All-American Hose has added a 3 1/2-inch (90mm) Super Blue® extruder with DS-eTPC to support the company's growing polymer hose business. This extruder will be used in the production of lightweight, flexible hose used in agricultural irrigation and water delivery systems. All-American is one of the leading suppliers of both rubber and polyurethane hose products, manufacturing over 6 million feet of hose per year. This is the company's sixth Davis-Standard extruder.
Super Blue® extruder
"We've been a Davis-Standard customer since 1982, purchasing extruders for both rubber and polyurethane materials," said Rocco Mook, Manufacturing Engineer for All-American. "Their equipment has performed well and proven to be solid and reliable. The availability of parts and service is also outstanding."
Davis-Standard's Super Blue extruder has been an excellent performer with a fast delivery. In-stock machines can be shipped within as little as two weeks. Advantages include a double reduction helical gearbox, high capacity thrust bearings, cast iron feed section, four-zone bi-metallic barrel assembly, integrated control cabinet, and digital speed and ammeters. The DS-eTPC control system offers coordinated drive control to a one-line drive for the same price as other discrete controls. It is available with recipe capabilities to capture, view, and store process variables such as temperature profiles and process conditions. Temperature zones and drives can be custom named for a user-friendly interface.
"We appreciate the versatility of the new extruder and control system. Davis-Standard's extruders have been essential in helping us produce a quality product," said Mook. "Quality of construction and consistency translates into durability and reliability, which are essential for our products because they are used in critical environments."
In addition to hose used for water delivery applications, All-American is a major manufacturer of lay-flat hose for fire trucks and the military. Hoses are manufactured in sizes ranging from 1 to 8 inches (25 to 200mm) using a variety of jackets and liners. Types of hoses manufactured include attack hose, soft suction hose, hi-rise hose, compressed air foam system hose, forestry hose, potable water hose, UL/ULC listed hose and FM approved hose.
About All-American Hose
Founded in 1970 and based in Erie and its associated brands All-American Hose, LLC remains steadfast in maintaining the position of being one of the world leaders in the innovation and manufacturer of fire hose products serving municipal and volunteer departments as well as military and industrial users world-wide. First to the market with large diameter hose (LDH) products that allowed firefighters to deliver a more consistent flow of water faster, a practice that is now wide spread throughout fire departments across North America.
Davis-Standard, LLC (D-S LLC) is one of the global leaders in the design, development and manufacturing of extrusion systems, feedscrews, barrels and process controls for the flexible web converting, plastics processing and rubber industries. The company manufactures extruders and extrusion processing equipment for blown film, blow molding, cast film, compounding and pelletizing, elastomer, extrusion coating and laminating, fiber, laboratory, pipe, profile and tubing, reclaim, sheet, wire and cable, and wood fiber applications.
Davis-Standard, LLC has three manufacturing facilities in the United States and subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. Sales or Representative offices are located in France, Russia, Singapore and China. The company also has research and development centers located in Pawcatuck, Connecticut; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Fulton, New York and Erkrath, Germany.