A family of PlastX controllers from West Control Solutions (U.S. office in Gurnee, Ill.) is designed specifically for extrusion. Billed as cost-effective and user-friendly, the controllers offer an easy-to-use menu with prepopulated setup fields with default parameters for plastics applications. This, together with the removal of unnecessary options, ensures fast and straightforward configuration.
The controllers provide both heat-only and heat/cool control in the same instrument. They also can be quickly converted to process indicators, reducing the need to stock multiple products.
PlastX controllers are available in both a compact 1/16 DIN size (48 x 48 mm) and 1/8 DIN size (48 x 96 mm). Standard features include process and loop alarms, with LED indicators for the band and low alarms. The controller has one universal input, multiple output configurations, and optional Modbus RS485 communications.