interrupted screw


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interrupted screw

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a screw with a slot or slots cut into the thread, esp one used in the breech of some guns permitting both engagement and release of the block by a partial turn of the screw
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The Buss Kneader is machine based on a reciprocating screw with interrupted screw flights that oscillates in a barrel containing pins in such a manner as to cause the pins to wipe the flights.
The material (pellets and partially melted polymer) moves forward through the screw channel and backward through the slices of the interrupted screw flights.
The total flow rate in the screw channel of an interrupted screw flight may be written