Retrofit Control upgrades Van Dorn Demag(TM) HT Machines.

Press Release Summary:

Designed specifically for Van Dorn/Demag HT(TM) injection molding machines, MACO® Compact System for HT control is totally integrated, expandable solution that delivers precise and consistent temperature control during injection molding process, saving energy and reducing waste. Fully compatible with Demag HT operating system, it features large color interface with bilingual language capabilities and built-in diagnostics and process monitoring to ensure product quality.

Original Press Release:

Eurotherm Delivers New Control System Retrofit for Van Dorn Demag(TM) HT Machines

LEESBURG, VA, USA, August 11, 2008 - Eurotherm, a leading manufacturer of industrial instrumentation for process control and data acquisition, has introduced a retrofit control system specifically designed to replace outdated controls for the Van Dorn/Demag HT(TM) injection molding machines.

The MACO® Compact System for HT control is a totally integrated, expandable control solution for Demag HT owners who want to maximize the potential of these machines, in which the original control systems are no longer supported in the field.

Totally compatible with the Demag HT operating system, the MACO Compact System control upgrade offers a cost-competitive, reliable solution that delivers more precise, consistent temperature control during the injection molding process, saving energy and reducing waste.

"In today's energy- and cost- conscious business environment, the MACO Compact System can breathe new life into these machines with a relatively short payback time," says Steve Schroeder, Eurotherm's Business Development manager, Plastics. "Not only can our precise auto tune temperature control feature save energy dollars but it can save maintenance and operation costs by providing early warning signals. Our patented and
proven auto tuning closed loop process control, known as IMPACT(TM)II, provides self compensation to problems in the process line thus improving overall production and part quality."

Additional benefits include:
o A large, easy-to-read color interface with bilingual language capabilities.
o Built-in diagnostics and process monitoring to improve product quality and reduce downtime.
o Purpose built and configured for HT machines.
o Easily obtainable replacements parts and service, plus a three-year parts warranty on the original system.

Schroeder says that the Demag HT system has been a popular machine for the plastics industry for years and therefore is a good candidate for this Eurotherm offering.

"Eurotherm has a reputation for providing quality parts and service," he says, "and together with Van Dorn's original engineering excellence, we hope to provide customers with a reliable, cost effective solution for getting the most out of their equipment investment."

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About Eurotherm

Eurotherm is a leading global supplier of control, measurement and data recording solutions and services to industrial and process customers. The company's international reputation as a provider of innovative solutions across a broad spectrum of vertical markets is supported by engineering services designed to realize greater benefits to customers' plant-wide assets. Eurotherm's product range includes distributed process automation systems and machine control incorporating single and multi-loop control, operator displays, data management and graphic recorders, power control and signal conditioning. It is an ISO9000 approved Company, and operates
TickIT protocols for software management. Eurotherm is a key business within Invensys, the global automation, controls and process solutions group. Invensys products, service expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. Leading companies in a wide range of
industries rely on Invensys to help them perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange, the Invensys Group is made up of four businesses: Process Systems, Eurotherm, Rail Systems and Controls.

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