Kistler announced the addition of several new features to its ComoNeo injection molding process control system to further improve quality and efficiency.
The ComoNeo system’s precision cavity pressure monitoring is more accurate than ever thanks to a new function in ComoNeo 4.1, said Kistler. Profiles can be precisely checked for deviations through calculation of an envelope curve on the basis of any desired number of curves, providing a reference for stable injection molding processes. This is especially helpful when users need to evaluate individual events or even practically the entire profile for compliance with critical tolerances, said Kistler. Quality criteria can also be set manually.
ComoNeo 4.1 also includes two new software modules that respond to increased requirements for electronic production records in the medtech industry. With ComoNeoLDAP, ComoNeo can use a company's existing Windows user management for automated management of existing user guidelines. In addition, the new ComoNeoLOG feature ensures secure, time-indexed electronic storage of all user activities that involve changing or deleting electronic records.
ComoNeo also now includes WLAN functionality. A conventional USB stick with Wi-Fi capability is all that's needed to integrate the system into a company's existing network via WLAN.
ComoNeo's user interface (UI) has been expanded in both directions. With the External UI function, users can now view external data, such as production data from the ComoDataCenter or an MES, on ComoNeo's display. And the ComoNeo UI can also be viewed on the machine control (or elsewhere) via virtual network computing. This means that customers can now assemble their individual HMI on a variety of devices.