CHICAGO (July 1, 12:05 p.m. EDT) — Milacron Inc., which introduced the personal-computer-based Xtreem controller at the 1997 NPE, this year rolled out an upgraded version based on standard Intel components designed to improve the system and make it more familiar to users.
Milacron unveiled the Xtreem XP, which uses the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, run by Pentium 4-2 GHz processors: one dedicated to controlling the machine, and the other for the independent operator station.
“The navigation, the look and feel, is more consistent with your laptop,” said M. Barr Klaus, Milacron vice president of technology. The Xtreem XP has a large, color, touch-screen monitor designed to be easy to use.
Five USB ports provide lots of capability for plug-and-play, high-speed connectivity with video cameras, flash drives, digital versatile discs, bar-code readers and other devices.
The open-architecture controller also comes loaded with an MS Office interface, remote Ethernet LAN and Internet access, plus advanced diagnostics and data-analysis functions.
The Xtreem XP also can run Milacron's Process Medic and Machine Medic software packages.