An improved version of the Rotolog, which measures conditions inside the rotational mold and sends the information to a computer, is now available through its U.S. agent, Ferry Industries Inc. Developed in Northern Ireland, Rotolog II features a redesigned transmitter unit, upgraded electronics system and Microsoft Windows-based software.
Six channels of information are available, four from external thermocouples, one electronics thermocouple and one battery level indicator.
The software provides multiple overlays of graphics, allowing instant comparison with earlier data, selection of English, Spanish, French, German or Italian and other features.
Also new is an instructional software package called Rotosoft. It includes a step-by-step beginner's guide to rotomolding, a guide to using the Rotolog system, a heat transfer computer simulation package that predicts oven and cooling cycle times, and a guide to costing parts.
The products are supplied by Plastics Development Centre Ltd. in Newry, Northern Ireland. Ferry Industries, which manufactures rotomolding machines, is located in Stow, Ohio.