During the last year, itoSave and itoControl are achieving a large expansion inside the plastics sector towards retrofitting heavy machinery. These two solutions form a perfect team for updating this kind of machinery, improving drastically not just on the electrical consumption, but also the performance, stability and profitability of its production. With this new line of CORE products, the level of effectivity and profitability provided in the plastic market reaches an unrivaled level on its primary features: energy saving and Industry 4.0.
A new line specialized on the improvement of low tonnage injection moulding machines
Until now, itoSave and itoControl kits required of an investement that, on most cases, was favorable only on machines with closing strengths higher than 800tn, where the return on the investment was much more inmediate. With the new itoSave CORE and itoControl CORE products, the kits have been designed such as to keep the unique improvement features from these products, but reducing drastically the acquisition and adaptation costs, and have been specially adapted for machines from 90 to 400tn of closing strength, achieving investment returns much more competitive in comparison to the standard itoSave and itoControl models.
Furthermore, the new itoControl CORE controller turns into a full update tool for any kind of low tonnage injection moulding machine, providing new features and properties specifically prepared for the new Industry 4.0 that will define the near future of the plastics sector. This HMI+PAC product for the electronic control of the machine has been compacted to cover the essentials of production for small parts, increasing available settings, management and monitoring options and reducing drastically costs on acquisition and deployment.
CORE CONTROLLER FEATURES
The characteristics of this solution are identical to the standard itoControl solution, delimited on its basic capabilities for smaller tonnage machines, being able to manage: • 11 machine movements. • 1 core. • 8 temperature zones. • Lubrication and blowing. • 4 position transducers. • 1 pressure transducer. • 2 PWM proportionals. • Full securities control.
As part of the itoControl family, this solution includes all the other exclusive capabilities of the system that turn it into a leading tool on the Industry 4.0: full control of the machine, maximum precision and efficiency, real time parameters and charts, last cycles analysis, auditing of changes, touch screen and physical button panel, interactive help manual, all available in multiple languages. In addition, as unique features in the market, it includes Full remote management of the machine and distribution of data in real time for the interconnection with other platforms.