Davis-Standard Corp. (Booth N5107) has developed a wireless control system for its industrial blow molding machines.
The wireless system can control molding for several machines, said Hassan Helmy, vice president of marketing, engineering, research and development, in an interview at the D-S booth. The Pawcatuck, Conn.-based firm is building its first such system for an undisclosed customer for shipment in July, Helmy said.
A supervisor with a hand-held display can remotely control blow molders while in a different area in the plant. However, this freedom can spawn security issues if unauthorized personnel interfere with data in the hand-held display.
``We need to sort out how to handle access to the system,'' Helmy said.
D-S has developed wireless, remote monitoring of extrusion systems in conjunction with Adaptive Instruments LLC. Helmy said his firm has taken the concept a step further with blow molding by adding control capability.