Industry 4.0 Connection of external devices in real time We create individual software solutions for the combination of machine data, cavity pressure curves and communication with external devices or signals.
Transparency and efficiency in your production – data integration into your system. Available online at any time.
The Smart Moulding Control is an online and real-time injection moulding quality and process control system, including:
(SMP) Smart Measuring Plug;
(MSC) Monitor, Switch, Computer;
(SCP) Smart Control Plug
The Smart Measuring Plug provides the measurement and based on the pressure curve, the control signal is sent to the SCP which communicates with the injection moulding machine and controls the selector, the robot the transfer (switch over) or stops the machine by 24 V digital signals. One, two or more SMP plug can be connected to the router so the maximum number of the sensors are unlimited. The system is fixed to the injection moulding machine.
CAVITY EYE pressure sensors are waterproof (IP67) and shock resistant. CAVITY EYE sensors provide a wide pressure range from 1 to 40 kN, which is suitable for any application. The sensor geometry diameters are 15 or 26 mm, correspondingly.
CAVITY EYE uses only indirect sensors. According to investigations, the indirect measurement is as accurate as a direct measurement. A major advantage is that the sensors are usually mounted only once and do not need to be maintained or disassembled over the entire lifetime of the tool. Thus, the risk of damage to the wiring is excluded. Sensors and cables are reliably protected by pressure plates or stainless steel covers.
For the majority of the tools, the sensors are mounted in the clamping plate on ejector side. Pressure is transferred from the (existing) ejector pin via an additional transfer pin to the top of the sensor (measuring surface). Alternatively, we have also developed solutions for a measurement directly under a measuring pin.
In the Memory in Mould Plug (MiM), the wiring of the pressure sensors is carried out. The MiM is firmly connected to the tool. In each case 8 – or in a larger design – 32 sensors can be read out. If more sensors are required, several plugs can be used. Due to the built-in memory module, all important information about the tool is stored in the MiM (reference curves, tolerances, switching point, sensor identifiers, pin diameter, cavity identification, machine parameters). Thus, these data can be accessed immediately when changing the injection moulding machine and parameter adjustment can be done to the already made digital fingerprint (cavity pressure curve) of the respective injection molded part.
We gladly assist you in selecting the sensors and the right position.
CAVITY EYE system consists on the one hand out of pressure sensors installed in the injection molding tool. The second part of the system includes hardware and software that evaluates information from the injection molding machine and the internal pressure curves of each cavity in the tool. Thus, a reliable quality statement for each produced part is possible.
In the conventional injection molding process, the flow of information ends at the end of the machine nozzle – what happens in the mould remains invisible to the user.
CAVITY EYE enables the visualization and evaluation of the internal pressure curves, a systematic process control for each individual cavity in your production. Our system looks directly into every cavity – this is CAVITY EYE.