Injection press maker Engel Austria GmbH will demonstrate weight control IQ, a new intelligent online process control, at the Fakuma trade show, Oct. 16-20 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Engel has applied for a patent on the technology, which compensates for changes in ambient conditions, raw materials and wear and tear on the mold. It analyses the real-time pressure profile at screw positions during the injection process, and compares the values with a reference cycle online. Then the system uses this comparison to calculate a new set of significant process parameters that detect changes in melt volume and viscosity.
Also at Fakuma, the company will show the Engel flomo, a very compact temperature controlling water distribution system with electronic monitoring, now available as a standalone unit. The unit can be used as a mobile mold maintenance device.
Engel is based in Schwertberg, Austria. Engel Machinery Inc. is in York, Pa.
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