Germany – A Milacron company, Mold-Masters has released its improved Adaptive Process System (APS) for its melt delivery control technologies.
The APS will now be used in Milacron’s entire core controls products, including hot runner controllers, E-Drive, Sequential Valve Gate, SEVG, E-Multi, Smart-Mold, and any future controls developments, the company says.
The improved APS is said to feature a number of proprietary technologies including an adaptive auto-tuning heat control as well as an adaptive motor control with auto-tuning for maintaining precise linear movement. According to the company, the APS technology will solve a number of common issues injection moulders face, including the ability for the system to adapt to difficult engineering materials, high pressure, small shot size, high viscosity and electrical environment variations. The APS’s ability to self-adjust speed to maintain 0.1F control accuracy, adaptive control low mass – high-watt density nozzle and auto-staged heating system will ensure perfect parts every cycle, Milacron claims.
Other highlights of the APS include short-circuit protection, auto-even heat to ensure proper thermo expansion as well as auto-soft start and continuous GND fault detection. All features utilise fully integrated IO alarms for mould and machine protection. Each process control system offers features that are suited to specific applications, the company says. Milacron process control systems are compatible with global industry standards.
The entire lineup of all Milacron brands (Ferromatik, Mold-Masters, Uniloy, DME, Tirad and Cimcool) and their respective technologies will be on display at this year’s upcoming Fakuma, Hall B3, Booth 3202.