EXTRUSION: Simple, Economical Temperature Controller

Easy to operate unit is a time saver, offers flexibililty.

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Atlanta-based Siemens Industry, Inc. has unveiled an improved temperature controller designed to make extruders more simple and economical to operate. It will be on display next month in Orlando at NPE2015.

The preconfigured TCP3000 controller reportedly allows OEMs to save time and expense when equipping their machines; provides users with the highest degree of flexibility, scalability, and performance; and offers simple and clear operator screens for temperature zone monitoring and control.

The TCP3000 can be operated using the new Simatic Multi-Panels, including the 10-in. MP 277 and the 12-19 in. MP 377. It is supported by standard Simatic PLC software from Siemens, which requires no special high-level programming expertise. Machine operators, technicians and maintenance engineers have a wide range of screens at their disposal, including a graphical user interface for temperature and trend analysis; control settings for each temperature zone with separate parameters for heating and cooling; tolerance and control-loop monitoring; control-system identification for each temperature zone; wire break monitoring with a programmable controller response; timer clock and limits.