deckle rod

deckle rod

[′dek·əl ‚räd]
(engineering)
A small rod inserted at each end of the extrusion coating die to adjust the die opening length.
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Tuning is accomplished by varying the positions of the manifold quill and secondary blade with respect to the lip flag and deckle rod (see schematic) In addition to the effects of these differing offset dimensions on the edge profile, research by the company shows that the radius of the secondary blade is another key determinant.
Another feature is the smallest-diameter deckle rod in the industry.