Comet Plastic Equipment LLC of Riviera Beach, Fla., has introduced the PE-600 mold monitoring system, an injection mold protection system that uses full-color, high-resolution digital image processing technology.
The unit weighs just 3 pounds, so it can be held in the hand while entering settings in front of the mold.
Comet said the PE-60 does more than detect part ejection errors. It also monitors both positions of the slide core, insert loading errors, broken pins and errors in metal die-casting.
For ejection errors, users can preselect the number of ejection strokes to be performed, until the part is successfully ejected, before the machine is stopped and an alarm sounds.
The PE-600 can be used with one or two cameras that use a standard lens, or an optional wide-angle zoom lens.