Monitoring Plastic Extruders for Temperature and Power

Intelligent Datalogging from dataTaker

CHESTERLAND OH—March 13, 2012

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the datalogging solution for a plastic tubing manufacturer who needed to monitor their plastic extruders for both power and temperature to ensure reliable and safe operation. Operators also wanted to track run time and make sure that all critical parts such as motors, drives, and feed screws were continually temperature monitored as the machine formed the molten plastic into the shape of the tubing and didn’t exceed safe parameters. Power consumption was another important factor to watch, especially checking that the motors weren’t drawing too much power. Therefore management began searching for a flexible and intelligent datalogger which could connect to most sensors and data measurement sources to record all the required signal types. Read the entire article on our applications note page.