Control System offers consistency in milling process.

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Voyager Control System II achieves consistent dispersion quality by monitoring energy input and controlling milling process by automatic adjustment. User enters amount of grinding energy into control panel and user-programmable parameters that are displayed in scrollable list can be changed by multiple operators. Unit includes alarm notification system and PLC that sequences start-up/shut-down procedures and monitors fault conditions.

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New NETZSCH Control System Offers Consistent Dispersion Quality

Improved automatic system reduces variability in the milling process

EXTON,Pa. - September 7, 2007 - As manufacturers seek effective optimization and control of grinding processes, NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC, introduces the Voyager Control System II for all its wet grinding, mixing and dispersing equipment.

NETZSCH's new Voyager Control System II, significantly improved over its predecessor the Voyager Control System, achieves consistent dispersion quality by effectively monitoring the energy input and controlling the process by automatic adjustment. The user simply enters the amount of grinding energy into the system's enhanced control panel, and the same product quality will then be achieved on a consistent basis.

This automatic control system includes a host of new features including an improved alarm notification system that allows in-house maintenance and NETZSCH service personnel to evaluate possible machine faults. The alarm also quickly clarifies malfunctions, resulting in less diagnostic time.

The Allen-Bradley components that now comprise the Voyager Control System II support automatic production and make it much easier to incorporate the equipment into the plant data control system. In addition, the user-programmable parameters are displayed in a scrollable list and can be changed by multiple operators.

Also new to the Voyager Control System II is real-time visualization of graphical interface, more process control, recipe storage, customizable set-up, improved operator displays and significantly reduced wiring. Another system highlight is a powerful, low-cost programmable logic controller (PLC) which sequences start-up and shut-down procedures and monitors fault conditions.

The Voyager II comes equipped with data-logging capabilities that provide troubleshooting feedback for warranty and field service.

About NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC

NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC (Exton, Pa.), an affiliated company of the Germany-based NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH, provides customized grinding, mixing, dispersing, kneading, deaeration, classifying, press, and laboratory solutions for the paint and coating, pigment, pharmaceutical, food processing, ceramics, agricultural, minerals processing, cosmetics, and R&D markets. More than 130 years of experience, targeted development, and daily contact with customers, combined with process engineering know-how and an extensive machine and plant program, make NETZSCH one of the world's leading suppliers. For more information, visit or call 484-879-2020.

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