TwinLab-C 20/40 Stand-Alone extruder: Space-saving application development

Intended use

TwinLab-C 20/40 is a stand-alone twin screw extruder. The drive contains an integrated motor.
Due to extensive configuration possibilities, the solution can be used for a wide variety of materials. The directly driven extruder is designed for use in material development, -testing and smallest production


TwinLab-C 20/40

  • NEW - Enhanced options: Use of a replaceable L-liner & compact liner possible
  • Space saving & cost efficient: Compact solution with wide range of applications
  • Improves your analysis conditions: Process monitoring via horizontally split liner, 6 openings for raw material addition
  • Modern project workflow: Location-independent live monitoring, multiple access, networking of multiple devices possible
  • User-friendly: Touchscreen operation, annotation function in diagram, diagram parameters can be individually set
  • Easy to clean: Horizontally folding liner, optimized screw configuration for easy removal
  • Individualizable: Configuration adjustable to your individual needs


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TwinLab-C: Optimizing compact and cost-efficient materials

With the compact TwinLab-C 20/40 twin-screw extruder, you can analyze a wide range of materials in a space-saving and cost-efficient way.

The newly designed compact extruder offers the possibility of using an L-liner or also a compact liner.

The liner can be opened horizontally, providing an optimal view of the entire process. At the same time, you also have easier access for cleaning, which is additionally accelerated by the easy removal of the screws.

You benefit from a modern project workflow through the possibility of location-independent access by several users with different end devices. The web-based software MetaBridge also offers the option of online updates. Expand your analysis options by accessing measurement results via the integrated correlation software.

Operation via touchscreen is convenient. You can also benefit from helpful features such as an integrated annotation function in the diagram and individually adjustable diagram parameters.

  • Material temperature and pressure
  • Load / Torque
  • Viscosity (optional)
  • Dwell time
  • and much more

The viscosity determines the product consistency and influences the processing properties. Among other things, the gelatinization properties and enzyme activity (alpha-amylase) in flour determine the baking properties:

High enzyme activity, triggered by premature sprouting in wheat or rye, leads to sticky dough which causes problems during processing.

  • Polymers
  • Ceramic materials
  • (Full) doughs and whipped masses
  • and much more
  • Plastics industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Rubber industry
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Cement industry
  • Food industry
  • and much more
  • Recipe development
  • Production of samples on a laboratory scale
  • Material testing
  • Quality control during production
  • Optimization of production processes
  • Viscosity measurement
  • Goods receipt inspection

The MetaBridge can be used on any operating system or end device. You can monitor measurements simultaneously from any number of end devices. Similarly, any number of users can access the individual projects. You can easily record your measurement results, after which you have convenient evaluation, printing, and export options.

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The MetaStation 4E desktop drive supports you at all process stations:

  • Goods receipt and recipe development:
    • when testing the processing behavior
  • During production:
    • process control of your products
    • Ensuring a stable production process and a constant product quality
  • Goods issue:
    • End product control
    • Ensuring compliance with specifications and the quality of the finished product
  • Research and Development:
    • Formulation development
    • Material development
Screw diameter20 mm
Screw length40 D
Drive power (full / partially tempered)9.5 kW / 5.5 kW
Screw speed max. (full / semi-tempered)1200 min-1/600 min-1
Screw torque 2 x 40 Nm
Operating temperature max. (full / half temperature) 400 °C / 250 °C
Pressure max. 300 bar
Throughputs1)0.5 - 20 kg/h
Dimensions L x W x H1915 x 445 x 1565 mm
Weight480 kg
mains connection3 x 400 V, 50/60 Hz + N + PE, 63 A
3 x 230 V, 50/60 Hz + PE, 76 A

1) Depends on product properties and processing tasks

Press Release TwinLab-C 20/40 Press Release 10-2019

Cheat sheet Cheat sheet TwinLab-C 20/40