RIPTIDE® Crosshead

This compact, two piece, front loading, fixed center crosshead was primarily designed for extruding profile and multiple conductor products.

The tip and die set, specifically designed for each product, is captured in the bore of the crosshead by a threaded cover. Plastic is introduced between the two plates and then split 180° before approaching a predetermined ramp and metering flow area of even proportions. This flow design ensures that the desired extrudate is stable and repeatable each time the job is run.

Fix Center Design: The tip and die plates are precision aligned and pinned together to form a fixed center tooling set.

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Instant Changeover: Remove cover, existing tip and die set, install the tip and die set for the next job, replace cover.

For maximizing the use of this simple 2 piece Riptide Crosshead, when 24/7 operations don’t t always call for exotic profile, a EBBTIDE capsules to house round hole construction tips and dies is recommended.

Capable of Single or Dual Layer, the capsules can facilitate the fastest tool changes ever!
When multiple setups are required-think EBBTIDE!!
Tool changes in less than 1 minute!
Because there is technically no compound in the crosshead itself, clean ups are done outside of the crosshead while the next job is running.

RIPTIDE® Specifications



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A U.S. Patented Product. All Crossheads and Tooling manufactured under ISO 9000 specifications.

RIPTIDE® – The solution to flat ribbon and profile extrusion

On-site service is included at NO CHARGE with every crosshead we sell!

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Suggested Applications

  • High or Low Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Semi-Sleeving
  • Tubing
  • Sleeving
  • Single Extrusion
  • Dual Layer
  • Stripe Extrusion (dual or single)


  • Nylon
  • PVC
  • MFA
  • PFA
  • FEP
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Silicone
  • And many more…