Laboratory Lines

From a first Proto-Type to Small-Batch Production simple as that

It is a pleasure to develop a new product from flat film or sheet on an esde Laboratory Line. As unlike a large production unit, the laboratory line respectively pilot plant is considerably easier to operate and reacts much faster to changed parameters. Furthermore the development work requires fewer raw material as well as fewer personnel.

The crystal-clear advantage of an esde Laboratory line is: In its design and execution it is a genuine production line in small format and, in this respect sufficiently stable to work for a long duration - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore the transition from product development to small batch production requires not even the slightest effort.

The single components of an esde Laboratory Line are modular arranged. This way we provide a cost-saving basic design for integration of further equipment and special constructions.

Ready for new Films and Sheets

Our Laboratory Lines qualify for product development and for research, but also for economical small batch production with demands to a constant high quality of the extrudate.

The design of all our Laboratory Lines respectively Pilot Plants allows a scale-up to other extruder sizes at any time.

Everything begins with a good melt. For a successful test series and small batch production we suggest our smallest Single Screw Extruder. The esde Laboratory Extruder has a screw diameter of 25 mm and achieves an output of 0.2 to 20 kg/hr. Due to the universal screw geometry this extruder is most suitable for the plasticization of a wide range of thermoplastics.

Highlights and Extras

  • Tailor-made Laboratory Lines for films and sheets of small width
  • Suitable for the development of new products, material sampling and small batch production
  • Robust, solid construction
  • No matter if 1 hour operation or 24/7 continuous operation
  • Short response time

  • Simple handling and easy operability
  • Suitable for a wide range of thermoplastics
  • A most energy efficient machinery conception
  • Complete water-cooled electrics inside machine housing
  • Variable, modular construction

Components of esde Laboratory Lines

Laboratory Extruders

  • With tailor-made drive concept
  • Customized conceptional and contructional design
  • Available in the following sizes

Extrusion Dies for Laboratory Lines

  • For a narrow slit width of 160 - 600 mm
  • With simple adjustment

Polishing Stacks for Laboratory Lines

  • With simple and quick adjustment and constant roll temperature
  • Polishing stacks with vertical positioning of the rolls, 250 x 400 to 700 mm face width
  • Laminators respectively polishing stacks with horizontal positioning of the rolls, 300 x 400–800 mm face width
  • Closing force in the roll gap 200–500 N/cm, if desired also controlled
  • Web speed 0–10 m/min or 0–20 m/min
  • Unwinding and laminating units, retarded, optional with controlled magnaflux brake
  • Heating tunnel with infra-red beamer for pre-heating of the substrate
  • Tempering units with 3m3/h pump capacity for water pre-run temperatures up to 100
  • Tempering units for pre-run temperatures for heat transfer oil up to 200

Downstream Equipment for Laboratory Lines

  • Web guidance with smooth-running rolls and spreader rolls
  • Winders and cutting systems in matching width for convenient handling
  • Expansion winding shaft of 3ʺ or 6ʺ with flying bearings
  • 400 mm maximal winding diameter

Technical Details

Learn more about the technical details of our Laboratory Extruders and other components of the esde Laboratory Extrusion Lines. Click here to Order Brochures.

How to get the best offer

esde Laboratory Lines are customized and configured to the relevant task. Therefore each quotation is individually prepared in great technical detail.

Your contacts for preparing the offer and for technical advice about our esde Extruders and Extrusion Lines for laboratory purpose are Carsten Diekmann, Managing Director and Jürgen Schormann, Sales Manager.

Please call Phone +49 5731 9014 or send your enquiry to or use our contact form to get a quotation.

More Information

Visit our technical center at Bad Oeynhausen for a trial with your plastic material on our esde Single Screw Extruders. Arrange an appointment at Visit Technical Center.


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Your personal Contact

esde Maschinentechnik GmbH
Phone +49 5731 9014