As a packaged control system, the MACO Compact provides very cost competitive application specific, programmable logic control with the advantages of integrated, total machine control.
It is an expandable system, available with different options to meet end-user application requirements. Ethernet communications provide a seamless connection to plant wide systems. High performance Ethernet communications can be provided for interfacing with the HMI or other devices. The controller can also feature built-in diagnostic and process monitoring for multiple shot monitoring, shot to shot repeatability data storage, 'reference/signature' shot and 'snapshot' functions. Additionally, online RLD diagnostics allow troubleshooting logic and machine operation with web browsing capability via the internet, improving processing capabilities and performance
The MACO Compact supports either open or closed loop (IMPACT II) injection process control.
How it works: run the machine for a few cycles, and IMPACT II creates a theoretical model of the process. It uses this model along with hundreds of rules to automatically optimize the process to compensate for short and long term deviations in the injection molding process. Injection control features velocity- or pressure-controlled fill with ramping for up to 10 steps. Transfer mode is user selectable and there are multiple steps of pack and hold, as well as synchronized back pressure and RPM control of up to 10 steps. A vast improvement in processing for any molder.