Dynisco Instruments is highlighting a number of highly innovative new products at NPE 2009, in Chicago (June 22 – 26), among them is the OPT.TROL modular extrusion control system, which can be utilized across the full range of extrusion processes.
OPT.TROL offers in one simple package, auto tuned temperature control, pressure control, speed control, trends, SPC/SQC functions, recipe storage and so on. All at very affordable prices.
“Many of our customers have told us that they want to have an integrated extruder control system” Mike Davis, Dynisco product manager says. “But they have been put off by the high price of the available systems. Opt-Trol addresses that issue with a simple, affordable, and expandable system that works with existing sensors and instruments on extrusions lines.”
OPT.TROL can either be retrofitted to increase productivity on existing lines utilizing old technology or installed on new lines.
OPT.TROL can be configured with as few as 8 zones to a maximum of 40 zones of control. The temperature control was developed to allow single screw, twin screw, co-extrusion, or blown film applications to be run. Fully automatic adaptive tuning, (as well as conventional tuning) is provided. Automated heat start up is also a standard feature.
The operating station utilizes touch screen technology, displaying process trends as well as on-board SPC functions. The use of pre defined screens, and sequence control greatly simplify set ups for users. Recipes, screen captures and logging functions can be stored and loaded from various memory devices.