Meet Octagon’s solutions to automate quality control for plastic film extruders
In today’s industry, the pursuit of high-quality standards and technical excellence demands a continuous enhancement of the production process. Octagon strives to optimize the efficiency of blown film production through automation, process monitoring, and control. All to ensure that your production remains under constant surveillance, guaranteeing adherence to the highest quality standards.
Our resistant hardware and exclusive software facilitate the generation of production reports encompassing gravimetric dosing, width, and thickness profile control. By embracing automation, monitoring, and data-driven insights, we empower your production line to achieve superior performance.
For visualisation and operation of the extrusion process, ScenEx deatures an industrial PC. Its user interface is optimally designed for maximum user-friendliness and offers a clear and concise display of all process data. This enables simple and efficient operation of the system and minimises extruder downtime and start-up times.
By integrating the different ScenEx modules, the following measurement and control tasks can be implemented on extrusion lines:
Modules GDS and GDS-Eco
Modules LMS, GMS and Scan
Modules PMS-A, PMS-B, VenPad, PMS-F
Modules SmartLip, SmartLip SL, SmartLip DL, SmartLip TL, mc8
Operating the system using IPC
All modules of the ScenEx system are integrated, ensuring high precision in measurement and control, as well as excellent quality of the final product. One example is the capacitive sensor of the PMS-B module, responsible for measuring the film thickness profile. It is automatically calibrated by the WLS module which constantly maintains and provides the average film thickness, the value required for correct calibration and measurement by the PMS-B sensor.
The SmartLip TL triple lip air ring is integrated in the mc8 elevation system and was developed for blown film lines to increase production and improve film quality at the same time. An additional feature is the ease provided in adjusting the geometry of the film bubble. The result is a versatile product that can be easily adapted to a wide range of product types. By integrating this module into the ScenEx system, together with the PMS-B module, it is possible to increase productivity by up to 30% and reduce film thickness tolerance by up to 70%.
Discover Octagon’s extensive range of solutions and products specifically designed for blown film extrusion. Contact our sales team today to unlock new levels of productivity and maximize your efficiency.
PMS-B | PMS-FF | Venpad
GMS | LMS
GDS | GDS Eco | WLS
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