Process controls are easy to miss while strolling the aisles of a trade show, but at NPE 2006, they will be more important than ever - technologies that monitor variables of all that molten plastic flowing through McCormick Place in Chicago. Here's a preview:
Ascon Corp. (Booth N4170): Gamma panel controllers. Delta DIN rail controllers. Sigma remote input/output and programmable logic automatic controller.
Athena Controls Inc. (Booth N5733): RMT hot-runner controller. Prewired 5-, 8- and 12-zone mold junction box.
Danaher Industrial Controls (Booth E9039): About 10 new PMA-brand controllers and software. BluePort and personal-computer-interface software runs many of the controllers.
Erhardt & Leimer Inc. (Booth N5875): Elsis surface inspection system. Elguider digital web guide. Tension controls, corona treaters and perforators.
Gefran ISI Inc. (Booth N6328): New series of melt-pressure sensors for use up to 1,000° F. New series of four-loop, DIN-rail-mount temperature controllers. Redesigned family of melt-pressure instruments.
Kistler Instrument Corp. (Booth S3045): Process monitoring instrumentation for injection molding.
Mattec Corp. (Booth S532): Real-time systems for production monitoring and enterprise resource planning. Windows 2003/ SQL 2005 platform, real-time bar-coding system.
MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division (Booth E4594): Control systems, sensors, R Series SSI.
Terwin Instruments Ltd. (Booth E10601): Maker of extrusion instruments will introduce two new process indicators/alarm controllers, three temperature controllers and melt-pressure transducers/transmitters.
Raytek Corp. (Booth N6049): Marathon MM-series infrared thermometer with precision variable focus.
RJG Inc. (Booth S541): Release of eDart 8.0 software. Will announce project to put RJG decoupled molding II and III setup screens on Engel injection molding machines. Release of Lynx Quad temperature sensor module, Lynx integrated ejector pin sensor and Lynx nozzle pressure sensor. Partnership for RJG to sell Futaba Mold Marshalling System EPC-001.