System Cooling Platform Validates Pressure, Temperature and Flow
Progressive Components’s System Cooling platform offers validation of pressure, temperature and flow in a mold’s cooling circuits.
Progressive Components’ System Cooling platform offers validation of pressure, temperature and flow in a mold’s cooling circuits. This platform monitors each circuit within a mold via embedded, individual sensors which measure based on the vortex flow principle and alerts the user of deviations which might reduce cycle times and affect product consistency or increase scrap. It supports temperatures up to 250°F / 120°C. Available in 4-, 8-, and 12-zone units, each can be connected to as many as 8 manifolds for a total of 96 zones. It also includes a Reynolds number feature to detect turbulent, transitional, or laminar flow by zone and determine any flow variations or restrictions, as well as a temperature delta feature to monitor water temperature delta (+/- 4°F) from the in/out port of each circuit and identify issues and reduce troubleshooting time. Other features include traceability over time, baselines, trending reports and history logs, as well as maintenance alerts for molding machine production control.
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