CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 4:55 p.m. EDT) — Kistler Instrument Corp. of Amherst, N.Y., showed a process control monitor, called CoMo Injection, for cavity pressure-based injection molding, monitoring and documentation. At NPE 2006 in Chicago, the system for zero-defect injection molding production was demonstrated on top of an all-electric 65-ton Engel press.
Kistler developed CoMo for a customer that needed Six Sigma error-free production, said Paul Lagonegro, application manager for plastics. “This is especially true in the medical, electronic and automotive markets that Kistler serves.”
With a new cabling concept, the device can optimize, monitor and document as many as eight channels of cavity pressure signals, or four channels of cavity pressure and four channels of machine signals, the latter typically involving voltage.
Compatible with coaxial and single-wire Kistler sensors, the product is available within a compact machine-mounted housing. A touch screen for curve visualization is an available option.
While several options cost more, the basic CoMo package is $5,510, Lagonegro said.
Covering North America, the operation is a subsidiary of global precision instrumentation supplier Kistler Instrumente AG of Winterthur, Switzerland.