Many of the world’s largest plastic film producers choose the TSM extrusion control solution as the company was one of the first companies offering extrusion control over 20 years ago The high performance which can be achieved using extrusion control in tandem with the TSM batch blenders is perceived as the best on the market for profit enhancing control solutions, thus making TSM a great advantage to any end user.
Reliability and cost control of the material input are the most important factors for saving costs and therefore keeping the profit margin high. TSM offers gravimetric blenders integrated with extrusion control allowing continuously monitor and control extruder throughput (lb/hr or kg/hr). It can also be used to achieve weight per length control to optimize yield. The systems provides roll, order and shift summaries by component. This will give precise calculation of material cost, profit margin per customer order etc..
The system offers several exclusive features. The material is mounted directly on the extruder. The extrusion control eliminates height problems and the expense of a secondary weigh hopper. Adaptive control and monitoring software controls the extruder screw speed or line speed. The unique TSM algorithms provide automatic compensation for bulk density variations (including regrind) allowing material to be extruded at the lowest set points. Additionally the system can respond instantly to changes in haul-off speed or execute new set point entries via a proprietary TSM ‘start up’ software routine.