Hasco Hasenclever Multi-hot runner control unit for injection moulding processes features colour touch screen
Germany – Hasco has released a further development for its microprocessor control unit Z1242/...
Instead of input keys, the control unit is equipped with an integral 4" colour touch screen and a USB interface for data export and import. The new user guide and inscriptions in the menus have replaced the LED displays, while the functions of the menu keys have been retained, making the system easier and clearer to work with, Hasco says.
According to the company, the new display permits rapid and straightforward set-ups of hot runner systems in a readily, manageable format that is useful for high-cavity applications. The parameters for all the different zones are set out through an overview page. The grouping of control points, specification of set-point values and intuitive operation permit convenient, user-friendly start-up of the Z1242/.... Additionally, settings for individual zones and groups are possible anytime, which is helpful for tracing errors, and the information shown on the unit and display offer the comparison of set-point and target values.
The zones, Hasco adds, are highlighted in colour for warning and alarm messages. The integral timer function permits automatic activation of the connected control unit at the desired time. Data can be exchanged, formulations saved and the system updated via USBs. Apart from the main language interfaces provided, additional languages can be added via USB.
Other functions include, bar diagrams, set-point value entries via a numeric keypad, a key for the diagnosis menu and a help menu for error messages. All this facilitates the operation of the unit, and is said to offer advantages for the injection moulding process.