The AME kneader extruder series, has been developed for the production of medium and high viscosity pastes that present difficulties in discharging and handling.
The Kneader Extruder is a batch mixer that combines the action of the Double Sigma Blade mixer with an extrusion screw, placed parallel in the lower part of the mixing trough. During mixing, the extrusion screw is run in reverse, creating a third mixing action on the product, increasing mixing efficiency. When the operation is completed, discharge / extrusion can be performed, by simply reversing the direction of the extrusion screw. The Sigma Blades normally continue to run throughout the mixing and discharge process.