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ExtrusionPro

Extrusion ProExtrusionPro has been developed specifically for the extrusion market and to address the wide-ranging needs of the industry. Initially developed as a retrofit solution for existing ExtrusionProcess equipment, ExtrusionPro replaces legacy control systems, many as old as 30 years old, with the latest in:

  • Control hardware
  • Software algorithms and, most importantly,
  • A completely open architecture

Many older systems deployed proprietary control systems and custom developed hardware, no longer supported by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

ExtrusionPro employs the latest generation of off the shelf temperature controls, human machine interfaces, PLC’s and computer topology, integrated specifically to your equipment configuration needs such as:

  • Extrusion Coating
  • Cast Film
  • Sheet Fed
  • Coating and Laminating

Additionally, ExtrusionPro employs the latest in:

Automatic profile control algorithms, self-tuning temperature controls and same spot measurement techniques.

Figure 1 depicts the typical system architecture for ExtrusionPro

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ExtrusionPro is the result of many years of experience within the extrusion industry, offering the manufacturer the right solution for production equipment. Just some of the benefits include:

  • Upgrading older, unsupported control systems to the latest in technology, thereby eliminating the potential for catastrophic failure
  • Reducing downtime
  • Increasing product quality and consistency
  • Increased yield
  • Reducing control system drift using digital technology
  • Extending the life of existing equipment, reducing the need for large capital expenditures
  • Reduced maintenance costs

Explore what ExtrusionPro can do for you. Contact a Circonix Technologies representative at a location near you.

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Features and Benefits At A Glance

Computer Platform Touchscreen 17”
  CPU Pentium
  SCADA Latest Pentium
  Open Architecture
     
Information Systems Trending Variables 8 pens
  Alarm Logging
  SPC Data (X-Bar)
  Event Tracking/Time Stamping
  Shift Reports
  Recipes
     
Gauging and Measuring Average Thickness
  Thickness Profile
  Extruder Speed Control
  Die Bolt Regulation
  Traversing Control
     
Temperature Control Auto Tuning PID
     
Drive Control Screw Speed
  Melt Pump – Pressure Feedback
  Tandem Speed Control (for co-extrusion)
     
Reporting Roll Profile (2 dimensional)
  Composite Roll Curves (in web direction)
  Roll Distribution Curves
  Product and Shift Reports
  Alarm Logging
  SPC Control Data
  Recipe Control
  Tuning Presets
  Gateway to Plant-wide MES systems