Machine Series Has New Control System to Increase Convenience and Ease of Use

Wittmann Battenfeld’s Unilog B8 control system, which is now a standard feature on all PowerSeries machines, has an intuitive multi-touch screen, a pivoting monitoring unit and a manual operating panel.

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The PowerSeries machines from Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc. are now equipped with the new Unilog B8 control system running under the Windows 10 IoT operating system. The company says that this control system preserves the advantageous features of the Unilog B6 but offers even more features and enhanced user-friendliness and convenience.

Wittmann Battenfeld says that the Unilog B8 works with a Windows operating system, just like the Unilog B6, but is more easily operable. It has an intuitive multi-touch screen, a pivoting monitoring unit, and a manual operating panel in central console of the machine. The screen shows a color-coded status bar with “color traffic lights” that provides status of machines or integrated robots Wittmann Battenfeld says that the QuickSetup program enables fast, initial machine setting with a new mold. The control system calculates the initial process parameter data set for fast parameter setting. The calculations are based on the material data sets that are recorded in B8 and the entry of a data on the molded part and the machine. The control system also has an integrated, comprehensive help library. The smart screen display, which can be partitioned, enables simultaneous display and operation of two different functions simultaneously so that users can look at and operate machines and peripherals at the same time through a single screen.