Engel adds MuCell controls to machine interface


Engel has integrated the MuCell microcellular foam injection molding technology into its machine controls, allowing molders to see gas supply system on the machine's control monitor. That control now features a flow diagram to give molders a clearer overview of the entire process, including the gas supply system.

Engel unveiled the development to more than 100 users and other parties interested in the process of foam injection moulding at an international workshop, organized by Engel Austria and MuCell, creator, Trexel, in Schwertberg, Austria in late November.

Previously, only a small number of parameters in the gas-injection process could be manipulated via the injection molding machine's control system. With the next generation control, the whole gas supply system is mapped out on the machine's monitor. Michael Fischer, sales manager at Engel Austria said in a release that this feature "improves understanding of the process and allows users to exploit the possibilities of the technology far better."...
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