In the second of a series of four articles, Dominique Vassaux considers the importance of mould cooling, its influence on the performance of the IS process and on container quality. He explains the different cooling needs depending on the type of production process.
Smart sensors and closed loops for improved process control
More than six years ago, Bucher Emhart Glass introduced the first FlexIS closed loop to add value to the company’s existing sensor systems. Together with the Plunger Process Control PPC, the ‘FlexIS Plunger Up Control’ makes the pressing process in press and blow production more stable. Additionally, customers quickly discovered that the start-up time after a job change is reduced significantly by this system.