Canadian Plastics

Injection molding: Controller for electric IMM has faster response to variations

The most significant changes to the third generation of JSW's all-electric molding machines occur in the control system. The J-ELIII series machines are equipped with JSW's Syscom 2000 controller, whi...


June 1, 2001
By Canadian Plastics

The most significant changes to the third generation of JSW’s all-electric molding machines occur in the control system. The J-ELIII series machines are equipped with JSW’s Syscom 2000 controller, which has higher processing speeds and more simple operation than its predecessor, explains Jerry Johnson, vice-president of JSW.

A large 10.4 in. color touch screen panel with a pictorial display of the molding machine facilitates operation. Process parameters can be accessed by touching the appropriate location on the display.

The new controller uses a 64-bit processor, and is expandable to 128 bit. It also has a five millisecond scan interval, compared with 10 milliseconds on the previous control. “The net effect is that the controller can sense problems more quickly and react more quickly,” says Johnson.

One feature that aids with quick product changeovers is that ability of the controller to retrieve, update and store set-ups from its memory while continuing to operate the machine under the current set-up. Printed set-up sheets duplicate the look of the pictorial display, making it easy to rebuild a recipe if necessary.

Using JSW’s Link 100 system, the Syscom 2000 controllers can function as a host controller to monitor up to 100 machines.

Plascom Plastic Machinery Sales & Service Inc. 416-491-8450