Ircon Inc. of Niles, Ill., claims its thermal-imaging Model Inspector Software is the first commercial software designed specifically for viewing the thermal profiles of molds in plastics and other industries.
When combined with Ircon's thermal-imaging camera, the software provides real-time images of hot molds at speeds up to 60 frames per second. The images can be played back at different speeds, using the information for online process control or exporting it into a database.
The software determines mold wear, cracks and improper cooling. It also can be used in research and development to improve mold design.
Production engineers can view molds during setup, as well as after the part is ejected to see if mold-release agents are being applied properly.
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