Continuous Processors Run on Empty

June 6, 2020

Continuous Processors feature a proprietary power transmission design and bearing configuration that allow safe operation while running on empty. An upgrade versus extruders that must rely on the material to guard against metal to metal contact with the barrel, the Readco Continuous Processors automatically prevent the mixing elements from contacting the barrel and eliminate risk of contamination from metal to metal contact to allow safe startup without any material in the process. By loading the recipe, raising the barrel temperature, and verifying the system settings while running empty, the Continuous Processor saves on both material and energy at every startup.


When shutting down for cleaning or maintenance, the Continuous Processors may be run on empty to allow the designed-in, self-wiping action of the mixing elements to automatically purge approximately 95% of the material from inside the mixing chamber. This Readco advantage minimizes the need for chemical cleaning agents, offering especially significant cost savings and environmental protections in systems requiring solvents for cleaning.


Ideal for food, chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, and other processors concerned about speeding production and reducing costs, the Continuous Processors are custom-engineered for each installation to discharge a uniform, homogeneous end product that meets a variety of targeted specifications. The systems are designed based on product testing conducted on full-size equipment with customer formulations in the company's on-site testing laboratory.