PT ZONE: Controls & Monitoring

AUXILIARIES: Easy-To-Use Controllers and Indicators
Compact units are meant for 'rugged' processing applications. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING: Hot-Runner Manifolds & Controls Debut at Chinaplas
Easy-to-install manifold and smarter controls at Chinese fair. More (+)

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Conference Presents Machinery Systems for Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive

Three suppliers of injection machines and one of in-mold sensors will present the latest technology for injection overmolding of composites.

Switch Over To Consistent Quality

A new process-control method picks up variations in melt quality and viscosity during the injection phase and equalizes them within the same shot.

INJECTION MOLDING: Open House at RJG’s New SE Training Center

On April 22, RJG Inc., Traverse City, Mich., will host an open house at its new Southeast Training Center in Woodstock, Ga.

CONTROLS: Gefran Adds New Pressure Sensors for Extrusion & Injection

At the recent K 2013 show in Dusseldorf, Gefran brought out new pressure sensors for extrusion and announced the acquisition of a Swiss maker of pressure sensors for injection molding.

Bosch Rexroth Takes ‘Tech Tips’ to Social Media

Do engineers in plastics and other manufacturing sites use social media for business? Bosch Rexroth thinks so.

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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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