PT ZONE: Controls & Monitoring

BLOW MOLDING: Monitor & Control PET Bottle Crystallinity & Barrier Properties
New QC functions predict shelf-life performance and help optimize physical properties based on crystallinity/orientation. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING: Sensors & Controls at NPE
New approach eliminates damage-prone sensor cables between cavity inserts and the mold base. More (+)


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CONTROLS & DRIVES: Slew of Control Packages For All Processors

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.

Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better

Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.

EXTRUSION: Control System Just For Extrusion

Billed as cost-effective and user-friendly.

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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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