Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. has introduced control software packages for blow molding machines and extruders. Siemens claims both products reduce setup time and waste.
The blow molding software helps find the correct thickness profile, through parison-head control and easy setup of wall thickness. It also performs open- and closed-loop control for all monitoring tasks, precise temperature and cascade control. Other features include screw-speed control and fast mold-closing control.
The extrusion package covers automation programs and options to fit most extrusion applications, Siemens said. Included are operator interface screens and documentation. Screens display temperature settings and displays, hot and cold zone settings and air- or water-cooled options. Graphs show trends in temperatures.
The software works with Siemens totally integrated automation system, a family of hardware, software and networking equipment for motion control in plastics machinery.
Siemens Energy & Automation is based in Alpharetta, Ga.
Tel. (770) 740-3000.