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Machine - Benchtop Extruder

Machine - Benchtop Extruder

Regular price $4,890.00 AUD
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Made in Australia | Used worldwide

Elevate your educational space or program with this engaging tool! Designed to inspire the next generation of changemakers, the Benchtop Extrusion Machine is a world-first: a hand-cranked plastic extruder, tailored specifically for excellence in education. Seamlessly integrating sustainability into the learning journey, this innovative machine invites students to explore the fascinating world of recycling and creative expression through hands-on experience.

Immerse students in experiential learning, turning waste into wonders while fostering a deep connection to environmental responsibility. From producing recycled plastic strand to crafting intricate jewellery and filling small product moulds, the possibilities are as vast as their imagination.

Cultivate a generation of forward-thinking creators and environmental stewards whilst unleashing the exciting power of STEM learning with our Benchtop Extruder, where every turn of the handle sparks innovation.

• Simply attach the handle, and you're ready to go right out of the box
• Hand-crank operation ensures accessibility for users of all skill levels
• Versatile extrusion capabilities enable the production of small moulded products moulds and facilitate recycled strand experiments
• Integrates design thinking, teaching students to solve open-ended problems by creating their own prototypes and products
• Engineered for stability and safety, the secure single screw design ensures consistent and controlled extrusions
• Comprehensive safety compliance and dedicated safety elements ensure a reliable asset for educators and a secure tool for hands-on learning

What you get:
• 1 x Benchtop Extruder Machine

Built to order. 

Benchtop Extruder Modular Motor upgrade kit now available!


Machine Type: Single Screw
Power Supply: Single Phase
Output Capability: Small (e.g. USB, Carabiner, Strand)  
Weight (KG): 15
Dimensions (MM): 540L x 210W x 330H
Power (W): 380
Voltage (V): 240 AC
Amperage (A): 6
Cable: IEC Mount (Supplied To Suit Country Of Use)
Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM): Yes
Acrylic: ISO 9001:2015 Certified


This machine has the ability to produce strand and small products, such as USB sticks and carabiners.

Safety first!

The Benchtop Extruder was designed around the relevant series of safety standards, complying with AS/NZS 4024.1 Safety Of Machinery (this series covers everything from the general principles of safety or machinery to risk assessment guidance and methods, controls, guarding, ergonomics right through to anthropometric data) and AS/NZS 3820 Essential Requirements For Electrical Equipment. The product includes all appropriate power switches, guarding (such as protective covers over main heating areas) and warning labels.

Please note: This machine is fitted with safety features, however it's important to understand that these machines are dangerous, and proper safety measures must be implemented.

Why buy from us?

Australian made: We build high quality machines fit for purpose and compliant with Australian Safety Standards.

Knowledge and support: Our machines are built by people who use them! And, if you do happen to need additional assistance, we offer post-purchase support - a pretty important factor when you're investing in equipment.

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    Product Support Pages

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    Machine Training Session

    We offer a complimentary training session for all new Zephyr Bros. machine purchases, available either onsite at PPM or online.

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    Handy Resources

    From the basics of plastic through to safety and fumes, get started on your recycling journey with online and downloadable resources.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Bek Armishaw
Benchtop Extruder in a Primary School

Our school has purchased the tabletop shredder and extruder to use with students in yr1-6 in our science lab. Students have learnt how to collect LDPE & HDPE lids for shredding, melting and moulding. Students have enjoyed making carabiners over the past year and half, and are now anxiously waiting for our mini pot and tumbling tower block to arrive. Pearz gave me all the information I needed to safely operate machines in a classroom environment that I have passed onto my students. PPM are quick at replying to queries and have included our logo onto our moulds. An amazing team doing amazing work!

Martin Paley
Best benchtop extruder out there!

We bought the benchtop extruder in January 2022 and it's seen plenty of use at events we do either at schools, festivals or more corporate-style.
It's super easy to use and is great to engage people in the recycling process!
Well built, aesthetically pleasing and the best benchtop extruder I've seen out there. It seemed a bit crazy to ship it from Australia to the UK but it was the right choice.
Customer service also great which is worth a lot!

Would highly recommend for playing around in the workshop but especially for taking it out and about to events!

Portable & Powerful!

I purchased the Hand-cranked Bench top Extrusion machine from Piers and Kayla at PPM back in January 2022 and have since been using it to create small pocket combs that are extruded into one of their aluminium moulds. The machine is incredibly effective and I’ve been able to use it with children in education settings to help teach them about the recycling process. The kids are able to use the hand crank to make their very own combs! The machine fills the moulds quickly which works great when running my workshops.

The size of the actual machine means it’s extremely portable and requires very minimal space to set up, which I think is one of its best attributes. The setup of the machine was very straight forward, as is changing/setting temperature.

I’ve been extremely happy with my purchase of this machine and am looking forward to adding their newest addition - the Plastic Shredder - which is also a smaller more portable version, to my workspace.

Great job PPM!