PT ZONE: Controls & Monitoring

Detect When Equipment Needs Maintenance—Before It’s Too Late
New technology to debut next month at NPE warns when preventive maintenance is needed, before equipment failure disrupts production. More (+)
EXTRUSION: First Four-Axis, 12-mm Diameter And Ovality Gauge for Tubing
Touts higher accuracy than two- and three axis gauges. More (+)


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INJECTION MOLDING: Valve-Gate Control with Variable Pin Speed

Said to reduce shot hesitation, blush, and air entrapment and to ensure overall smoother, more consistent filling.

Hexagon Buys Vero Software

Vero is known for its Visi software suite, which includes integrated mold analysis.

AUXILIARIES: Easy-To-Use Controllers and Indicators

Compact units are meant for 'rugged' processing applications.

INJECTION MOLDING: Hot-Runner Manifolds & Controls Debut at Chinaplas

Easy-to-install manifold and smarter controls at Chinese fair.

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.

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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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