Blender Line Adds Touchscreen Controller

New control allows recipes and parameters to be easily entered and stored, with an alarm/event history for maintenance.

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Blending system manufacturer Plastrac is introducing a user-friendly touch-screen interface it says will make the blending process easy to understand and manage. The new controller will be a major feature at Plastrac’s booth (W129) on Level 2 of the West Hall at NPE2018.

Set-up is reportedly intuitive and fast with a full virtual keyboard for recipe entry. A USB port allows those recipes to be transfered to and from a thumb drive, and software updates can also be loaded via thumb drive. The controller features a non-volatile shot counter and wired Ethernet. Set-up parameters can be viewed during operation, and many of those can also be changed while the unit is in use. The parameters are stored automatically.

The controller detects and alarms for a short-circuit on external cables, and it will stop feeding in the event of a motor control short. It will also provide a specific alarm for low or missing motor voltage. Operators can go back and review time-stamped alarm/event history.

Plastrac offers a pulse tach version of the new touchscreen controller for quicker response to changes and for better filtering. It can also provide an additional output for a power baffle or breakup device. 

NPE2018 Exhibitor

Plastrac, Inc.

Booth: W129

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