color Process Automation Technology cPAT with ACLCC
color Process Automation Technology (cPAT) for plastics manufacturing is a fully integrated, online color measurement and color control solution tailored to meet the needs of plastics manufacturers. From plasticásheet manufacturing, to window profile, vinyl siding, custom profile and compounding, cPAT offers best practices and automated solution tools to improve manufacturing efficiencies, ensure product quality, and reduce overall costs.
Today’s plastic extrusion color control process relies a bit on ‘black magic’ to be successful. Time-interval based color monitoring is insufficient in providing information on baseline, variation or improvement opportunities. The process is not very controllable, predictable or often times even understandable. cPAT eliminates the ‘black magic’, making the process something that operators can control, predict and troubleshoot.
|Our single gravimetric additive feeders accurately feeds free flowing color and additives into the main flow of natural material as it enters the throat of the Extrusion, Blow molding or Injection molding machine. The system uses a special algorithm that filters out vibrations and movement from mold clamping making it suitable for use on injection molding machines. utilizes a stepper motor providing high resolution of speed control.|
|Our volumetric color and additive feed system delivers an auger feeder with accurate and repeatable performance from a few ounces to 5000 lbs. per feeder. Our feeders feature fast cleanout, and versatile control options. Its rugged construction of cast aluminum and welded steel plate gives it strength and rigidity assuring a long life and minimum maintenance cost. Optional neckpieces and hoppers makes it easy to combine our feeders into blending systems for up to 16 materials to fit most applications. We have solutions for Injection molding, Extrusion and Blow molding.|