PT ZONE: Controls & Monitoring

K 2016 Preview: Injection Molding
Adapting injection molding to the concept of Industry 4.0 is gaining momentum. At this show you’ll see that the interconnected, integrated “factory of the future” is almost here. More (+)
Barnes Group Acquires FOBOHA Molds Business
Moldmaker is now a sister company of mold-sensor and hot-runner suppliers. More (+)

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Milacron Launches “eSTORE”

Online ordering of spare parts, supplies, and whole machines and systems.

Milacron to Show Wide Range of New Technologies at K 2016 Milacron

New developments in injection and blow molding, extrusion, hot runners, and tooling will be featured.

BLENDING: Next-Generation Controls for Gravimetric Blenders

New Maguire 4088 controller has option of a removable touchscreen interface with embedded loading software. Compatible with previous Maguire control systems.

EXTRUSION: New Temperature Controller, HMI Boost Film Productivity

Nine-layer line already in use by leading multi-national film processor.

High-Tech Molder Modernizes Its Fleet

EPC replaces older presses with its first all-electrics, in integrated cells from a single source.

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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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Product Announcements

BLENDING: Next-Generation Controls for Gravimetric Blenders
Maguire Products Inc. 7/5/2016
EXTRUSION: New Temperature Controller, HMI Boost Film Productivity
Hosokawa Alpine American 5/4/2016
EXTRUSION: Pre-Configured Temperature Controller
Siemens Process Industries and Drives 3/4/2016
CONTROLS: System-Wide PLC Control of Auxilairies
Novatec, Inc. 3/2/2016
INJECTION MOLDING: Simplifying Process Monitoring
Priamus System Technologies, LLC 1/12/2016

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