Temp-Tek™ Melt-Profiler VII
The process of Molding has changed considerably over the last decade relative to the microprocessor speeds of the Machines, use of servo valves, the implementation of electric injection and screw drives, expanded use of hot runner systems, more complicated molds, more demanding part applications and the proliferation of new Polymers. There has also been a considerable amount of work done on the best way to inject the polymer into the mold and more use of in-cavity sensors to control and or monitor the movement of the screw ram. The Temp-TekTM Melt-ProfilerTM system is a PC based Software system that uses a unique micro-bead melt sensor that indicates the Volumetric Mass Density displacement during Injection Forward and a Thermal Viscosity Solids-Melt interface data set during Screw Recovery for a comprehensive “LOOK” at the state of the polymer, promising 100% product verification. It’s as simple as 1,2,3!
Melt-Profiler TM Operation
Melt –Profiler TM requires very few operator inputs and we have designed a simple but comprehensive set of parameters that can be used to improve your Processing IQ. By simply Installing a Temp-Tek TM Nozzle Sensor Fig. 1a, and providing an 3-32V DC signal from the molding machine on “Injection Forward” your Processing IQ can increase exponentially! There are Four primary metrics that we are revealing that determine the “State of the Polymer” and should be monitored.
The Melt-Profiler VII System Consists of:
- Temp-Tek Profiler VII Console/Box 10-3/8” x 6” x 4” Fig. b, (a) USB Powered (b) DC/DC SSR 3-32 VDC for accepting Injection Forward signal from IMM (c) One Solid State Relay output for Alarm’s (d) USB Cable 7’ Long for connection to a PC (customer supplied) (e) Melt-Profiler TM Software (f) One Temp-TekTM Nozzle Sensor (shown in fig. 1a), (g) 4-Pair Multi-Pair TC extension cable x 9’ long, (h) 4-wire over-braded cable for Inj. Input and SS Alarm output x 9’ long.
- Your Company will have to supply an 3-32V DC input signal from the molding machine “Injection Forward Signal”, a Dedicated PC with Windows Operating System, Machining of a TC hole in your Nozzle Body Fig. c, and a desire to increase your Processing IQ to produce perfect parts.
- The file management portion of our software allows the operator to pick the folder for storage, label the Production Run/Mold and each cycle is saved as a .csv file and time stamped for retrieval and further viewing in an Excel sheet or chart recorder for 100% trace-ability.
The Melt-Profiler I System Consists of:
I. One Single unit USB DAQ I with USB connector (a) One Temp-TekTM Nozzle Sensor (shown in fig. 1a) (b).
II. Your Company will have to supply, a Dedicated Laptop with Windows Operating System, Machining of a TC hole for your Nozzle Body or End Cap and a willingness to increase your Processing IQ to produce perfect parts.
III. The file management portion of our software allows the operator to pick the folder for storage, label the Production Run/Mold and each cycle is saved in a .csv file and time stamped for retrieval and further viewing in an Excel sheet .