Susan Montgomery, president of Priamus System Technologies LLC, detailed the Brunswick, Ohio, company's Fillcontrol platform that makes sure the mold is completely filled with plastic, and the related BlueLine hardware.
Fillcontrol is a new modular concept with four modules, using mold-cavity pressure and temperature sensors to measure viscosity, fill time, shear stress of the melt, and part compression and shrinkage.
One key function is to detect the melt front from the mold-fill stage to pack and hold.
The system also can do sequential control of valve gates.
"The nice thing about these systems is they are machine-independent," Montgomery
said, adding that this means Fillcontrol can be used on presses in far-flung global factories.
"We are looking at long-term part consistency," she