Press Release Summary:
DS-eTPC II Controller is designed for range of processes and applications. Unit features 380 mm viewing screen, up to eight heat zones, a remote set-point and speed trim using discrete inputs. Unit comes with web interface, thin client, alarm log and an auxiliary local operator station. Controller offers on-screen diagnostics and Davis-Standard’s ReACT for remote access support and can be equipped to handle melt pumps. Product can control up to three extruders.
Original Press Release:
Affordable Productivity Defines Davis-Standard’s Next Generation DS-eTPC Control
Davis-Standard, LLC is pleased to announce the next generation of its popular and economical DS-eTPC touch-screen control. Introduced in August as the DS-eTPC II, the updated controller is engineered with added flexibility to support a broader range of processes and applications. Processors will enjoy a larger 15-inch (380mm) viewing screen with multi-touch capabilities to enable zoom-in and out, as well as extruder control for up to three extruders and real-time and historical data trending. Other enhancements include an increase of heat-only zones from four to eight, with an option up to 20; two auxiliary drives; a remote set-point; and speed trim via discrete inputs from gauging equipment.
“The DS-eTPC II has a modular design to improve control capabilities and application flexibility while maintaining an excellent price point,” said John Clemens, Davis-Standard’s Director of Extrusion Controls. “Customers will benefit from being able to control up to three extruders from one main HMI. They will also have the option for local control of co-extruders while maintaining line control from the primary HMI. For wire and cable processes, there are optional modes for auto on/off and manual control along with an option for capstan control. This controller goes way beyond basic touch-screen operations, which is much needed in the marketplace.”
Standard features on the DS-eTPC II include historical data collection, real-time and historical data trending, web interface, thin client, alarm log and an auxiliary local operator station. The new control is also equipped to handle melt pumps for each extruder, and auxiliary functions such as vacuum pumps. On-screen diagnostics and Davis-Standard’s ReACT (remote access support) make this system the most capable touch-screen control in its class. As with its predecessor, the DS-eTPC II supports typical extrusion and line control functions.
For more information about Davis-Standard’s control systems, visit www.davis-standard.com/process-controls
About Davis-Standard, LLC
Davis-Standard, LLC (www.davis-standard.com), headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology. Davis-Standard systems encompass over 10 product lines to support manufacturing applications and customers within every major industry. This includes the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, energy, electronics, food and beverage packaging, and retail industries, among others. With more than 1,150 employees worldwide and a network of independent sales agents and suppliers in nearly every country, Davis-Standard is committed to engineering systems that are cost effective, environmentally friendly, and offer a high return on investment. The company has manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.