Molders looking to both monitor an injection molding process effectively and manage production can definitely do both with tools available today, but the question is how best to tackle these twin challenges.
, Scientific Molding Columnist
Allows remote and plant workers to monitor inventory levels remotely.
Despite their integral role in transforming pellets fed through the hopper into parts ejected from the mold, visibility into the performance, health and efficiency of screws is difficult to discern for many reasons, not the least of which being the fact they’re located inside a barrel.
Ametek Factory Automation updates its proven Gemco 1999 Semelex Safetimeter, providing better protection for factory personnel.
New generation builds off wholly new unit launched in 2018 with faster startups and two energy paths.
Project encompassed both a control software update as well as mechanical overhauls on the system.
ERP platform’s remote access, real-time operations overview, and transparency into production output and customer demand help custom molder weather coronavirus.
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
Control is based on an open platform and consists of a PLC with a thermocouple monitoring system.
Long a mystery to injection molders, actual temperature of melt entering the mold is said to be revealed by an easy procedure that is repeatable and takes less than a minute.
‘Social distancing’ for service technicians? Online remote servicing to the rescue!
System allows producers to maximize throughput while maintaining tolerances.
Injection Molding: Pressure Transducer Enables Accurate Measurements at Low Pressures and High Temperatures
TrueMelt pressure transducers can provide accurate measurements for processes with pressures below 500 psi and temperatures above 300 F.
AI software “learns” via DOE the influence of process variables on part quality and applies that “learning” to make good/bad part determination in production.
Unique melt-measurement system provides new types of data for quality and process control. A new version is coming soon.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
Controllers for upstream volumetric mixers and dosing stations feature touch screen with extended recipe storage and management, among other features.
The world’s premier injection molding technical conference comes to Chicago, March 17-19.
You have developed a proper process; now you need to monitor that process to ensure its stability through a run.
System can be installed on new line or on a retrofit basis to improve quality and cut resin costs.
Kistler’s ultra-compact sensor gets even smaller.
Portable, standalone data monitor replaces a laptop. Newest system uses melt thermal data to signal injection fill-to-pack switchover.
Statistical process control (SPC) can help plastics processors determine the factors responsible for product quality variation and provide a roadmap for improving the production process.
Drying, feeding, blending, cooling and conveying displays at K for Italian supplier of auxiliary equipment.
At K 2019, Ewikon will unveil a new nozzle range for vertical multi gating, process monitoring tech and a cold runner for LSR molding.
It’s not easy being a custom injection molder in the NYC metro area. For Natech Plastics, the key is developing employees’ skills and commitment.
Recent survey reveals that processors evaluate any new technology—including Industry 4.0—by its contribution to improving operations and shop-floor productivity.
Agr’s new Process Performance and Optimization Group can provide production-line auditing and optimization planning, as well as job-specific services such as recipe design and startup assistance.
First unit in place at a rotomolder for recycling scrap.