There’s no standard raw material, but we have the experience and resources to classify your materials and design the optimal machinery and production process. Our global capabilities include lab and test plant services, plant and application engineering, system installation and custom die manufacturing.
The science behind the customer satisfaction
We provide material analysis and tests on four continents
— Australia, the U.S., Europe and South Africa.
Laboratory and test plant services
Simple solutions need reliable machinery. That reliability starts here with Steele lab and test plant services. Our engineers and technicians test raw materials for processing and continuous shaping, from lab-scale testing with 5 kg up to 20TPH in our test plant.
Once we’ve qualified your materials, we recommend specific machines and a process for preparation and extrusion. These data-driven solutions give you machines that work from day one, delivering reliable, consistent production around the clock.
With lab and engineering locations around the world, we can offer the convenience of local testing with networked technical resources for cost-effective solution development.
Data-driven solution development
Our material analysis and testing include:
- Raw material receiving reports
- High/low tonnage crushing
- Mix and extrusion testing
- General extrusion testing
- Particle size analyses
- Attenberg plasticity evaluation
- Grinding, mixing and extrusion evaluations for product and process improvement
- Green strength evaluation and improvement
Steele lab technicians and die engineers work together to customize dies for material mix, shape and extrusion speed.
Steele lab and test plant services offer high/low tonnage crushing, feeding, mixing and extrusion application engineering.
Tell us about your material.
Every raw material is different, so we need to know specific details to determine if stiff extrusion is right for your feedstock needs.
Fill out our online material form and we’ll be in touch.