Guill crosshead is ideal for thin-walled jacketing, tubing

May 20, 2024
The single-point crosshead offers a patented cam-lock deflector and simple, precise concentricity adjustments.

Single-point crosshead Guill Tool & Engineering’s new single-point concentricity extrusion crosshead is ideal for the extrusion of thin-walled jacketing and tubing that requires precise inner and outer diameters. It is optimized for use with extruders measuring 0.5 inch and 0.75 inch, and a maximum inside diameter of 0.25 inch. 

What’s new? The single-point crosshead, which includes a patented cam-lock deflector.  

Benefits Simple, precise concentricity adjustments. One adjustment bolt controls 360 degrees of adjustment, and the micro-fine screws provide adjustment of 0.008 inch or finer per revolution. The crosshead’s cam-lock deflector allows for quick changeovers, with a residence time of 1 minute at a material flow rate of 0.5 pound per hour. The Guill single-point crosshead also offers great flexibility to its users, accepting both vacuum and micro-air accessories. Fluoropolymer designs are available upon request.  

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, R.I., 401-828-7600, 

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