Controls & Monitoring

Computer control systems are used to monitor and regulate a wide range of process parameters in all types of processes. These include control of the barrel temperature, melt temperature and pressure, line speeds, hot runner temperature (in injection molding) and mold and die temperature. Closed-loop controls provide for automatic adjustment of process parameters go out of range.

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IoT Strategy Cuts Human Error at Teel

Controlling up to 20 parameters from a single web interface has slashed setup time and increased output at a leading profile processor.
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A Molder’s Plea: Let’s Standardize Controllers

P,R,N,D is a standard for any automatic-transmission vehicle, regardless of who makes it. It isn’t so simple when it comes to injection molding machines. From manufacturer to manufacturer you will see little to no continuity in controller layout, icons, or even terminology.
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INJECTION MOLDING: New Monitors, Controls, Sensors

New capabilities include the OPC-UA interface for Industry 4.0 communications.