Allen-Bradley Retrofit Controls from Milacron Optimize Performance at 40% Lower Cost
4165 Half Acre Rd.
Batavia, OH, 45103
Press release date: October 18, 2012
Upgraded Allen-Bradley system now available to injection molders in U.S., Canada
Batavia, Ohio - The new generation of Allen-Bradley retrofit control systems from Milacron offers injection molding companies in the U.S. and Canada a cost-effective way to breathe new life into old machines.
Milacron works with customers to incorporate advanced Allen-Bradley retrofit systems into a wide range of hydraulic injection molding machines - those manufactured by Milacron and others. Allen-Bradley control systems come with the same functionality and reliability of other controls, but cost about 40 percent less, depending on machine size.
With the machinery and applications expertise of the Milacron installation team, the retrofit process can be completed onsite without having to ship equipment. The Allen-Bradley system's compact design allows it to fit easily into most existing control cabinets.
The Milacron and Allen-Bradley names - both well-known in the industry - give molders peace of mind, and both companies' U.S. headquarters give customers easy access to expertise and assistance when needed.
"Allen-Bradley has been a trusted line of control technology in North America, and its improved platform is even more reliable," said Roger Martin, Manager, Milacron Rebuild and Retrofit Services. "The newer technology is faster, more precise and as reliable as ever."
Smaller versions of the Allen-Bradley system are often installed on auxiliary equipment, making all controls in a molder's plant completely compatible for monitoring from a central system. Some of the additional features include:
∑ User interface: 6.5" TFT Display, keypad / touch screen, with 15" color optional
∑ I/O screens for maintenance troubleshooting
∑ Screw RPM indication
∑ Mold data storage: 25 (additional optional)
∑ Ethernet connection - fast for quicker screen updates
∑ Easy to use interface layout - screens can be customized to your needs
∑ Core options available - (user defined, software only)
∑ Programmable ejectors sequences (optional)
∑ Robot interface (optional)
∑ Closed loop injection (optional)
∑ New linear transducers for better accuracy (optional)
∑ Standard off-the-shelf components
About Milacron LLC
Milacron LLC and its businesses are committed to being the leading suppliers of plastics-processing technologies and industrial fluids around the world. The people of Milacron's companies know what matters in manufacturing, and every day, put this know-how to work to help customers improve productivity, cut costs, increase energy efficiency, eliminate scrap and reduce cycle times. For further information, visit www.milacron.com/plastics.
Media: For additional information contact Matt Mente at: (414) 270-3514 or mmente@TrefoilGroup.com.