Winterthur, Switzerland – At Fakuma, the Kistler Group will demonstrate the new functionalities of ComoNeo process monitoring and control system, which now has the ability to optimise multi-component moulding processes.
Introduced two years ago, the system is used by injection moulders for monitoring and optimising their processes. With cavity pressure measurement as the basis, it is said to make “process optimization more efficient over the long term – and bring substantial reductions in scrap rates.”
With the help of intelligent tools such as online quality prediction and an integrated assistant, ComoNeo is now a reliable source of quality assurance support for users with widely differing levels of know-how.
Processors are increasingly confronted with new and complex challenges. Requirements are becoming stricter as more and more functions are integrated into component design. The result: multi-component systems with highly complex process technology.
Automobile production is just one of the industrial sectors where many polymer parts are actually combinations of two or more components. This creates the need to optimise and monitor mould and process technology.
Evaluation of the characteristic cavity pressure curves poses a particular challenge: two or more processes have to be captured and evaluated separately, depending on the component being produced.
The expanded functionality of ComoNeo's new Version 2.1, it's possible to monitor as many as four components with different mould technologies, according to Kistler.