Winterthur, September 2022 – With the new process monitoring system ComoScout, Kistler provides a lightweight solution for process monitoring that focuses on general signals coming from injection molding machines or from sensors other than cavity pressure sensors. It is a simple and cost effective tool for machine-based process monitoring and serves a gateway into the digital world for older machines as well as. It is also attractive for sectors that previously did not focus on process monitoring based on cavity sensors, such as the packaging industry.
ComoScout monitors signals coming from the injection molding machine and those from any sensors that deliver voltage outputs up to 10V. It opens up a whole new range of applications for manufacturers that previously shied away from investing in process monitoring even though its benefits are obvious: a process monitoring system stabilizes the production process and helps to create less to no waste because scrap is detected early. Parts that are not OK will be discovered, sorted out and recycled. This avoids secondary costs and waste.