Canadian Plastics

Blender-control software offers increased accuracy

The new Version 2.9 blender-control software from Conair, designed for the company's TrueBlend gravimetric blenders, uses an improved algorithm that intelligently analyzes dozens of weight readings in...

June 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



The new Version 2.9 blender-control software from Conair, designed for the company’s TrueBlend gravimetric blenders, uses an improved algorithm that intelligently analyzes dozens of weight readings in a matter of milliseconds, filtering out electronic noise and the effects of vibration, and increasing blend accuracy. The software also provides fast, accurate response to large-scale changes in material type, bulk density and material outages.

A new diagnostic screen displays target set point percentage and actual percentage dispensed, as well as dynamically displaying start and finish weights for each material per batch. These innovations give instant verification of blender performance and simplify troubleshooting.

The new software package also includes a material-use reporting capability that can be a powerful competitive tool for plastics processors. The TrueBlend control system weighs every ingredient dispensed to ensure that each blended batch is accurate to within a fraction of a percent. That data, transmitted via an Ethernet connection to plant or office computers, allows managers to quickly and easily gather data needed to generate reports, identify just-in-time purchase requirements, analyze and validate product material usage estimates, or calculate process yield versus waste.

Conair (Pittsburgh, Pa.); www.conairnet.com; 800-654-6661 Hamilton Avtec Inc. (Mississauga, Ont.); www.hamiltonavtec.com; 800-590-5546


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