NPE 2003 visitors will be surrounded by processing machines. Process controls are less visible, but equally important as companies try to wring every bit of efficiency out of equipment. Here's a preview of what to expect.
Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Booth N4744): The DPQ digital controller for hydraulic injection molding cylinders that have analog feedback. The unit gives a fast, accurate response and is more repeatable than previous controllers, according to the company. Also, modular drives called IndraDrive M.
Hunkar Laboratories Inc. (Booth S3028): Two parison programmers for blow molding: the EZ 100 with a low-cost, touch-screen control, and the next-generation 311 Series II. Also, a new line of high-speed label application machines, bar-code scanners, printers and warehouse-management systems, including a materials-handling conveyor.
Priamus System Technologies AG (Booth N4295): The Multi DAQ, a universal signal amplifier for injection molding that can be equipped with two-channel modules for cavity pressure, cavity temperature and machine signals up to 16 channels.