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02-26-2019

Color Measurement for Quality Assurance

Industry 4.0 Solutions for Compounding Extruders

Process data acquisition system for twin-screw extruders (© KraussMaffei Berstorff)

Process data acquisition system for twin-screw extruders (© KraussMaffei Berstorff)

In order to meet the ever increasing demand for data acquisition and analysis, KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH, Hanover, Germany, has developed two new systems, which are available as options for ZE BluePower extruders.

The first of these developments is designed to synchronously collect all production data of a compounding line. It is composed of well-tuned hardware and software components for acquisition, recording, evaluation and further processing of all process and measured values. Data analysis provides a sound basis for process optimization, in particular when it comes to process modifications or planned quality improvements.

Thanks to its modular design and easy configuration, the system can be adapted to a wide range of different applications, scaled in size and is suited for interface-independent operation. All interfaces can be integrated into an overall system that collects and visualizes the desired process data. Pressure, temperature, speed and volume flow values of all upstream and downstream components – e.g. metering systems, melt filters, melt pumps and pelletizing systems – as well as the extruder parameters are combined in a single system.

The second development for in-line process monitoring is designed to detect instantly any metering errors in order to reduce production scrap and enhance line efficiency. This in-line measuring system is based on color measurement: light is projected into the melt, reflected and then detected by a high-resolution glass fiber sensor. Upon comparison with the previously defined setpoint, any deviation in terms of brightness or color is instantly recognized and indicated. It goes without saying that the color measuring system can be integrated into the overall line control.

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  • 01-17-2019

    Successful Listing

    KraussMaffei Now with Access to the Chinese Capital Market

    Dr. Frank Stieler and Dr. Harald Nippel, CEO and CFO of KraussMaffei, will lead the new integrated mechanical engineering company.   more

  • 12-12-2018

    KraussMaffei Appoints Tobias Daniel as VP Global Sales IMM

    Responsible for Incoming Orders

    Tobias Daniel has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales for the Injection Moulding Division at the engineering specialist KraussMaffei, effective December 1.   more

  • Published in Kunststoffe international 2018/05

    New Generation of Twin-Screw Extruders

    Aimed at Chinese Compounders with Exacting Quality Standards

    KraussMaffei Berstorff has upgraded its ZE-CN twin-screw extruders which now feature a decisive performance increase in compounding.   more

    KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH

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KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH

An der Breiten Wiese 3/5
DE 30625 Hannover
Tel.: 0511 5702-0
Fax: 0511 561916

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