Controls can help plastics processors become more efficient and turn a profit by keeping track of variables like product dimensions, quality and melt pressure. They can feed back the information to adjust the machine, closed-loop style.
NPE2009 attendees will see a wide range of controls quietly working to run injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and other processes from these firms:
Addex Inc. (Booth N77063): Process controls for extrusion and calendering lines and continuous gravimetric blending system.
Advanced Extruder Technologies Inc. (Booth N85046): Custom control system integration for extrusion.
AGR International Inc. (Booth S16154): Products for vision inspection and monitoring of plastic containers.
American Kuhne Inc. (Booth N65033): Aktive touch-screen controller for extruders.
Ascon Corp. (Booth N62141): Gamma2 panel controllers, Delta2 DIN rail controllers and Sigma2 programmable automation.
Berran Industrial Group Inc. (Booth N68052): Controls for customized automation and packaging machinery.
Beta LaserMike Inc. (Booth N60030): Non-contact gauging systems for wire and cable, fiber optics, hose, tube and pipe. The DataPro 3100 process controller with one-touch navigation, color-coded tolerance checking and alarms, real-time statistical and automatic process control. Also, the DataPro 5000 process controller and LaserSpeed 9000.
BinMaster Level Controls (Booth W129045): New 3DLevelScanner creates a visual map of the level of bulk solids in storage and process bins.
Carlo Gavazzi Inc. (Booth N58006): Automation controls for energy metering devices, solid state relays, sensors, current transformers and PID temperature controllers. Also, variable frequency drives.
CyFrame International Enterprises (Booths N87002 and S31028): Enterprise resource planning systems for blow molding and flexible packaging.
Davis-Standard LLC (Booth N71006): Maco 6500RSE controller for blow molding, and DS-eTPC control technology mounted on a Super Blue extruder.
Dynisco LLC (Booth N69063): Instrumentation and controls, melt pressure sensors, polymer analyzers and capillary rheometers.
Electronic Systems SpA (Booth W127043): Gauging and web inspection systems and automation.
Eurotherm Inc. (Booth N69039): Maco compact controls for the Van Dorn HT injection press line. The iPact melt pressure control system with Intellimold for injection molding. Also, Breeze controls for blow molding and EM-3c system for extruders.
GTI Graphic Technology Inc. (Booth N84025): Lighting systems for visual color quality control.
Inoex LLC (Booth N62126): The MaxFlexx interior pipe cooling and forming chamber, and Advantage adjustable calibration sleeve.
Intravis Inc. (Booth S20059): Vision inspection systems for closures, preforms, extrusion and stretch blow molded bottles and decoration.
JDL Technical Services (Booth W104009): Stasa QC process optimization software and quality forecasting and process monitoring.
K-Tron Process Group (Booth S50041): New gravimetric extrusion control.
Kundig HCH & Cie AG (Booth S4048): K-300 Rotomat KT, successor of the K-300 Ecoprofiler thickness gauge, for blown film lines.
Mahlo America Inc. (Booth N60049): QMS-12 on-line web quality control system for extrusion, calendering and extrusion coating.
Mokon (Booth S40059): Power and process control panels.
Monitor Technologies LLC (Booth W131019): Solids flow monitors, level measurement instrumentation and emission monitors for powder and bulk solids markets.
Plast-Control Inc. (Booth S56036): Automatic controls for extrusion, gravimetric blending, yield, vaccum loading and blown film profile measurement.
Raytek Corp. (Booth S55017): CM infrared non-contact point sensor.
RJG Inc. (Booth S8018): Process controls, mold cavity pressure sensors and process training.
RKC Instrument (Booth N67056): Process and temperature controls.
Sikora International Corp. (Booth N87020): Quality control equipment for testing and measuring of hose and tubing.
SISE Plastics Control Systems Inc. (Booth W130038): Controls for injection molding systems.
Tempco Electric Heater Corp. (Booth S32023): Temperature controllers and sensors, electric heating elements and turnkey process heating systems.
Zumbach Electrics Corp. (Booth N75039): Profilemaster profile measuring system. Noncontact diameter and width measuring instruments for medical tubing, hollow profiles, hose and pipe.