New Process Management Feature
Reduces Waste and Changeover Times
Newburyport, Massachusetts: PLAST-CONTROLs flagship ACS system for total extrusion
management and gauge control is now offered with a new material minimizing
software (MMS). MMS continually
monitors and controls the amount of resin actually in the complete extrusion
system, including the extruder, dosing and vacuum loading systems. When enough
resin is in the system, MMS automatically shuts off the supply, ensuring an
absolute minimum of material remains when the job is finished.
This new management feature not only allows processors to
eliminate a significant amount of material waste, it also makes a major
contribution to reduced changeover times.
According to Mark Anderson, PLAST-CONTROL Sales Manager,
the MMS was specifically developed in response to todays market that favors
processors who are successful with short runs and rapid transitions.
A typical ACS installation for a three layer blown film
line, Anderson says, includes a fifteen component continuous gravimetric dosing
(blending), weight per length and layer ratio control, temperature control
interface, gauge measurement and autoprofile
control, product memory for material formulations as well as
temperature profile storage. Also, typical ACS options include remote modem
service, automatic correction for film shrinkage, material database and color
print out capability. ACS systems
with MMS include the complete vacuum loading system with receivers, reserve
hoppers, filter, pump and sequencing software. ACS integrates all of these
functions into one simple operator interface.
PLAST-CONTROL, through the companys
Central (PCC) system links, via Ethernet, all ACS, GT3 & GDC systems in a facility and bring total
operations to any given management location.
producer concerned with changeover time and accumulating material waste can
realize a significant benefit with this system, Anderson said. We can suggest a thoroughly tested, off the shelf, MMS
equipped ACS system configured to match nearly any customers requirements.
ACS systems are modular and offer an extensive range of
extrusion control and gauge management hardware and software options. All PLAST-CONTROL
systems are network compatible.
PLAST-CONTROL manufactures extrusion process control and
management technology in Remscheid, Germany.
Systems and components are engineered to enhance the economics of production for blown
film, sheet, pipe and tubing. PLAST-CONTROL
installations have led up to over 50% improvements in total gauge control in blown film
processes, and significant improvement in product yield or feet of sellable product per
pound of material. In many cases they have increased output as well. All PLAST-CONTROL systems and
components can be retrofitted to optimize the economic performance of most extrusion systems and may be ordered as integral components
of new extrusion lines. PLAST-CONTROL
technology is unique, patented and available only from PLAST-CONTROL. More than 7,000
PLAST-CONTROL systems are successfully in operation throughout the world.
Detailed product information is available at the http://www.plastcontrol.net
or by contacting Mark Anderson, PLAST-CONTROL, 65 Parker Street, Unit 10,
Newburyport, MA 01950 (978) 462
0306. Fax (978) 462 1425