PSG Plastic Service, the German hot runner firm which was acquired by Meusburger last year, presented its hot runner temperature controller called ProfiTemp+ at K 2016. It said key advantages are the controller’s small footprint, extended range of functions and touch screen operation.
It has been developed with attention to connectivity to various machine controls and process control systems. Standardisation of data interfaces is a key to linking equipment in what the company called “the temperature control system 4.0”.
One of the functions of Profi-Temp+ is Smart Power Limitation (SPL) which prevents the heating power required by the heating outputs for the control from exceeding the available power through the socket.
PSG claims there is “not a millisecond of control loss” during readings of the heating current. “The measuring of the heating current, which is important for the process, is carried out without interruption of the control and output of heating pulses,” it said.
The controller is operated via a multi-touch screen, which PSG likened to a smartphone. The company has also created a smartphone app, which allows easy monitoring and diagnosis when the user is not directly at the injection moulding machine.
At the time of the takeover last year, Guntram Meusburger, managing director of Meusburger, said: “We have taken on board a strong partner with many years of experience in hot runner and control systems. We will continue to operate the company under the established PSG brand.”
PSG’s turnover in 2015 was €27m. The firm has about 200 employees in Mannheim, Viernheim, Seckach and China.