Plastics Technology

Plastics Technology

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SIGMATEK has 30 years of experience in the automation of plastic processes. We offer the right system solution for all areas of plastics processing. From extrusion and blow molding technology to injection molding, you will find the right hard and software with us. Our industry know-how also includes downstream machines, handling tasks, finishing processes, as well as peripheral devices. Such processes can be performed by the machine directly or connected to one another via real-time Ethernet standards such as VARAN

The engineering tool LASAL provides tested software and technology modules that form the basis for a customer-specific design of the application software. Technology modules include, among others, hydraulic controllers, self-optimizing temperature regulator, online data writer, SPC, BDC, Energy Recording and Euromap interfaces. Language and unit conversion, alarm logging and password levels are only a few features that the LASAL automation software provides.

The right hardware for each application is essential for implementing cost-efficient solutions for the demands of the plastics processing industry. For this purpose, in addition to the standard hardware, SIGMATEK offers special modules for the plastics sector: from customized operating devices to process-optimized I/O modules such as for temperature recording with signal processing, modules for connecting potentiometers and ultrasound distance measuring systems or modules for recording energy use.

 

Our industry experts select the optimal application-specific hardware components and customize them for you, so that you have a tailor-made and economic complete solution - whether for:

 

  • Hydraulic, hybrid or fully electrical machines (vertical and horizontal)
  • Blow forming machines
  • One and two auger extruders or
  • Complex multi-component systems

 

Handling devices and robots can be fully integrated into the control platform. The productivity thereby increases, since for example, ejectors and robots move precisely towards one another.

 

Single and multiple CPU solutions are possible and can be connected to one another via field bus standards such as VARAN. A decentral system configuration is therefore simple and flexible.

Injection Molding with Real-time Ethernet

Injection Molding with Real-time Ethernet

The fast real-time Ethernet bus VARAN enables exactly reproducible and highly precise movement sequences. The injection holding pressure can be reduced in a few µs.

Easy Extruder Programming

Easy Extruder Programming

For extrusion technology, there is special hardware, such as configurable temperature modules (type J, K, L, etc) and predefined software packages for up to 7 selectable extruders; each with up to 16 heating zones.

Maximum Operating Comfort

Maximum Operating Comfort

... through modern touch screen technologies. Display sizes up to 24 inches in vertical format and mobile HMIs guarantee, that you maintain an overview. The innovative HMI-Link Technology enable remote solutions of up to 100 m.

Robot Integration

Robot Integration

... provides synchronized motion sequences and short production cycles – with reduced hardware costs, since a separate robot control can be eliminated.

Software Variants with a Button Push

Software Variants with a Button Push

Tested software technology modules form the basis for flexible configurations of plastics machines. The software for the different machine types can be generated automatically with scripting.

Complete Solution for Styrofoam

Complete Solution for Styrofoam

With the Styrofoam molding systems from Hirsch, an entire range of SIGMATEK products is in use: Industrial PC, I/Os, Safety, HMI, servo drives, motors and the all-in-one Engineering tool LASAL.

Plastic Extrusion

Plastic Extrusion

... assembly line production: complete system for punching, welding, riveting and injection molding of MMS. Here, exact and fast control processes are the Alpha and Omega.

Your Benefits

  • High-performance and modular complete automation system with long-term availability of the components

  • Customer-specific hard and software adaptation possible
  • Servo drive technology and Safety seamlessly integrated
  • Engineering comfort and reduced time-to-market cycles via object orientation and a broad selection of predefined software function modules
  • Support from our extensive engineering team with deep injection molding and extrusion know-how
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