PT ZONE: Controls & Monitoring

INJECTION MOLDING: Engel Unveils Robots, Software at Austrian Open House
Six-axis giants for presses up to 5500 tons, and new in-cycle holding-pressure control. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING: How to Specify an Injection Molding Machine
There are 51 things to consider when spec’ing a controller. More (+)


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Five products debut at NPE.

Slideshow 2015 Milan Plast

Industry Veteran Reflects on the History of Controls

  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Eurotherm, a global leader in controls systems for plastics processors of all kinds.

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Controls & Monitoring

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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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