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Zephyr Bros.

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 filament 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.

Features:
• 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 filament 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. 

Specifications

Machine Type: Single Screw
Power Supply: Single Phase
Output Capability: Small (e.g. USB, Carabiner, Filament)  
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

Usage

This machine has the ability to produce filament 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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Amy
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!