Thermo Scientific™

IPlus! Measurement and Control System for Extrusion

Uniform product thickness and the ability to produce flat rolls for secondary processes, such as thermoforming and slitting, is critical for film and sheet manufacturers. The Thermo Scientific™ IPlus! Measurement and Control System for Extrusion is a highly reliable, simple and cost-effective solution designed to measure the basis weight or direct thickness of single layer film and sheet applications. Automatic process control options help to achieve optimal production quality and increase product uniformity and process efficiency, while saving raw materials, for a higher return on investment.
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The IPlus! Measurement and Control System for Extrusion combines advanced sensor technology and powerful software in an intuitive, easy-to-use system to provide high performance and a low cost of ownership. The system incorporates advanced application packages for film and sheet manufacturing to increase the quality, consistency and performance characteristics of cast film and sheet products.

The suite of Thermo Scientific advanced machine-direction and cross-direction controls improve both quality and productivity, delivering consistent results and an impressive return on investment. The Machine Direction (MD) thickness control option is used to automatically maintain the extruded product to thickness specifications, while the Automatic Profile Control (APC) option controls auto dies to achieve cross-direction uniformity of extruded film and sheet.

Features:

  • Basis weight or direct thickness measurement.
  • High-resolution sensor provides accurate, real-time measurements.
  • Up to 2000 measurement profile points.
  • Advanced application controls 
  • Intuitive WonderWare HMI operator displays.
  • Remote support capability and advanced system diagnostics.
  • System software back up for quick and easy system restoration in case of accidental damage.

Operator Interface:

Advanced Wonderware™ user interface with Windows operating system offers easier data management and archiving. Desktop interface and/or console configurations are available.

Control Options:

  • I-APC00-XX Automatic Profile Control Feed Forward Control
  • I-FDC00-00 Screw, Pump or Line Speed Control