The upgraded Vario EC/PLC, a control package for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and retrofit applications, is targeted at any size single- or twin-screw extruder. The system uses a rugged 12.1-inch resistive touchscreen display, an integrated programmable logic controller (PLC) and a 400 megahertz (MHz) 674 megabyte (MB) processor specifically designed for extrusion. The controller includes proven control for water or air cooling, temperature control up to 64 loops, multiple pressure monitoring/control points and single or multiple drive control with synchronization. An Ethernet port allows for network communication and remote diagnostics.
West Control Solutions
PLC takes the heat of your extrusion line
April 1, 2009