3 Applications for Benchtop Extruders
Benchtop extruders, also known as laboratory extruders, are used across industries for a wide variety of purposes. The Bonnot Company has been helping labs and testing facilities create custom machines for decades — with so many different needs to fill, benchtop extruders aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Our custom-built lab extruders have helped countless clients complete highly specific jobs and push the limits of innovation in their industries. What we’ve listed here are just a few of the many applications for benchtop extruders.
Research, Development and Testing
The development and testing phase of creating new products is all about trial and error. Benchtop extruders allow R&D scientists to test out prototypes by making a few samples at a time until they find the ideal formula for their new product, whether it be food, plastic components, soap, pharmaceuticals or something completely different. Because Bonnot develops custom laboratory extruders to meet your specific needs, you can also dramatically reduce the amount of time spent on research and testing, allowing you to get your products on the market and earn profit faster than ever before.
Small Batch Production
Quality control is crucial whether you’re in the testing phase or manufacturing your product in full swing. Benchtop extruders are ideal for low-volume production, allowing you to set a higher standard of quality without severely impacting your production schedule. Bonnot lab extruders are also robustly built and offer complete data tracking to give you all the benchmarks necessary for success.
Education and Training
One of the biggest benefits of benchtop extruders is, ironically, that they’re small in size. Having a lab scale extruder that can perform virtually all the same functions as a full-sized model provides students and trainees the valuable opportunity to work hands-on with high-quality lab equipment. The fast changeover capabilities of lab extruders let scientists and teachers maximize training time and evaluate results. It also takes up far less physical space, leaving plenty of room for other lab activities surrounding the machine.
Customize Your Lab Extruder with Help from Bonnot
No matter the application, the Bonnot Company is ready and eager to help you develop a custom benchtop extruder solution at our R&D testing facility and beyond. Whether you need a single screw or twin screw extruder, an application for the rubber or catalyst industry or another special requirement, we can bring your ideas (and ideals) to life. Contact us today to discuss how we can help.