The Noztek team have developed a new Noztek Pro powered by an Arduino processor: The Noztek Touch.
This touch screen version has a number of enhanced extra features including motor variable speed control, a greater accuracy temperature setting and a timer facility. Safety features have been built in: an initial preheat setting prevents the motor from engaging until full operating temperature is reached. Additionally, the motor will automatically shut down if the operating temperature drops 20% below the set temperature setting.
Customers can specify three different motor specifications depending on the type of resin they intend to extrude: 53 RPM 6 Nm, 33 RPM 9 Nm or 15 RPM 17 Nm (recommended for powder extrusion). These motors use a built-in encoder in order for the processor to calculate and vary the speed.
The Arduino module has an integrated USB interface port which will allow for firmware updates depending on the user preferences.
We have also just launched a brand new tolerance puller and winder system with laser sensors, a cooling water bath and pinch roller assembly. This allows the Noztek Touch to monitor the tolerance settings and adjust the settings to optimise filament measurements. Users can also now generate a spreadsheet giving detailed information about the full extrusion session. The exact temperature and motor speed setting is now easily determined for any polymer, thanks to this detailed data.
The Noztek Touch is available in 2 versions: The standard Dual PID model and the high-temperature version. Both versions can extrude not only ABS and PLA but a wide range of other resins and powdered material.
We are often asked about what differentiates the Touch from the Pro. Here’s a table to help understand when choosing an extruder:
USB Connectivity option: COMING SOON!
As with our Xcalibur and Tolerance Puller, we are adsdingthe option for the Noztek Touch to include USB interconnectivity. This will provide real-time updated data information to your laptop or PC, showing the progress of your filament extrusion process.
Every Noztek Touch comes with our 12 month guarantee, we will either fix or replace any unit within a year of purchase.