The temperature control unit is crucial to efficient and cost-effective injection moulding for maintaining a number of important parameters to accomplish the job in hand and there are a great many issues that need to be taken into consideration.
Aquatech, a Piovan company, has introduced Easytherm, a new line of temperature controllers for Industry 4.0 production. The company says that mould temperature control is a crucial parameter in plastics processing and must be steady, strict and precise as it directly influences production costs and the quality of the final product. Easytherm has a new interior and exterior layout, redesigned ergonomic control and high-end components, resulting in a versatile machine that guarantees reliability, accuracy and intelligent consumption management. Easytherm works with temperatures up to 90°C.
According to Aquatech, a temperature controller must operate smoothly in any atmospheric and production environment. In order to meet the diverse requirements of mould temperature control and management, Aquatech has designed Easytherm to be easy-to-use and to minimise the impact of critical production factors. Features include a new deep-drawn tank made of AISI 304 steel, with welding reduced to a minimum, and an Incoloy 825 heater that provides high chemical resistance even against aggressive fluids. In addition, the internal layout of the components has been designed to separate hydraulic and live parts from the electronic boards and controls, which provides protection from vapours, humidity and extreme temperatures. Maintenance work is claimed to be easy due to removable side panels. Key components also include: a brazed plate heat exchanger for a quick and effective cooling phase; a precise level sensor; an optional hot wire flow meter for applications that require maximum accuracy in the continuous monitoring of process parameters; and Speck pumps, single or double, depending on the model.
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