Controls & Monitoring

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.

overview of Industry 4.0 from VDMA
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NPE2018 New Technology Focus: The ‘4.0’ Revolution

Injection and blow molding and robot suppliers are making Industry 4.0 the most prevalent theme of the show.
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Injection Molding: How Repeatable is Repeatability?

Process repeatability is not a constant, but varies over time in response to a number of variables. That variation is not captured by a snapshot in time—measuring a discrete sample of parts. And the only way to manage that variation is with process controls that adjust each and every cycle.

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New Mold Monitoring System Promises Fast Processing Speeds and High Resolution

The full-color, high-resolution digital image processing technology serves to protect complex, expensive injection molds running sub 2-second cycles.