See the Mold Filling on Your Press Control Panel

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Arburg embeds flow simulation in its Gestica controller.


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At the Fakuma 2018 show in Germany, Arburg and Wittmann Battenfeld both introduced the concept of embedding flow simulation software into injection machine controls (see December Starting Up). In March, at its annual Technology Days, Arburg revealed the latest evolution of its still-developmental technology. It showed how Simcon flow simulation can be embedded in Arburg’s newest Gestica control system. The filling pattern to be produced is displayed on the control panel. This makes it possible to visualize the correlation between filling level and screw stroke. Arburg will show more on this technology at October’s K2019 show in Dusseldorf.

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