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Product News - Coextrusion Feeding And Blender Controller Is PC-Based
August 1, 1999
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Coextrusion Feeding And Blender Controller Is PC-Based
If you're extruding one or more layers of film, wire, cable, pipe, tube or profile, check out the new CoExpert System, an extrusion layer thickness controller. This industrially rated Pentium PC-based controller has new software to control startup, continuous operation and shutdown of two to six extruders, as well as haul-off equipment.
It is said to reduce the time to start and shut down coextrusion lines by about 50%, depending on product specifications.
The system controls extruder speeds, layer percentages and can remotely set blender recipes. Line speed control for weight/length and weight/ area and thickness is optional.
The system includes an off-the-shelf color graphic touch-screen interface with on-line help and intuitive menus with graphic diagrams of the process to simplify startup, operation and shutdown. It also monitors the usage of materials and additives being metered by the manufacturer's blenders or feeders.
Reports and continuous data can be retrieved via 3.5-in. diskette drive or via networked/remote access from another PC. The touch-screen can display reports, trend lines and other graphics.
Control of blender recipes and other parameters is also available, as is full-event monitoring and the ability to interface with new or existing gaging equipment for complete line integration. Any alarms or modifications to settings are stored in the system according to date/time of occurrence, as well as with a note of resolution.
Prices depend on configuration, but a system with the optional line speed control is $13,780.
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