Smart System Process Controls

Control Your Process

Wax Injection Smart Controls™

All MPI machines are equipped with Smart System Process Controls providing state-of-the-art process control in a user-friendly environment. Our second-generation Windows-based injection control software has intuitive touch screen displays and eliminates the possibility of making an out-of-tolerance pattern. Smart System Process Controlsconsistently monitor and control all variables in real time against your pre-established baselines. That includes monitoring for injection temperature, injection flow, injection pressure, injection time and viscosity… resulting in patterns that are consistent and are of the highest quality. No one else even comes close.

Smart System Process Controls Interface….unmatched process control, anywhere, anytime.

  • Smart System Process Controls user-friendly technology and second-generation injection controls actually eliminates the possibility of making an “out of tolerance” pattern.
  • MPI consistently produces the best injection patterns setting the standard for the Investment Casting Industry … with unmatched repeatability in every production run.
  • MPI’s remote access technology enables MPI Service to support your equipment expeditiously, saving you money and reducing your down time.
  • Smart System Process Control technology offers the most accurate process control of injectiontemperature and other key process inputs in the industry.

12” Touch Screen Operator Interface running in a Windows Environment. Easy to use graphical interface.

Real Time Injection Graph. Displays real time plot of the injection data versus time.

Records actual injection temperature at the nozzle tip, injection flow and injection pressure.

Stores base line injection graphs for process monitoring and alarming.

Process Control Limit Alarms – Notifies and or prevents machine operation anytime the process is outside of its control limits.

Alphanumeric Injection Programs (Recipes) can be stored locally at the machine or on a network drive allowing for virtually an unlimited number of programs to be stored.

10 Level User Access Security – Limits access to the machine parameters based on the ability of each operator.

Machine Diagnostics – Easy diagnostics via messages and alarms. View the entire machine I/O from the operator interface.

Network Ready – Allows saving of Injection Programs (Recipes) to a Local Area Network.

Remote Access – Enables MPI to remotely access the machine via an Internet connection for troubleshooting and process analysis

Main Operator Interface

  • All operator interface and injection parameters are one touch away.
  • Easy single screen interface access and navigation
  • User friendly graphical display
    with animation.
  • Real-time graphical representation of the injection sequence.
  • Operator feedback message bar.
  • Alarm notification if “out of tolerance” conditions occur.
  • Current and historical alarms automatically stored.

Injection Control Interface

  • Graphical display of preset flow
    profile for the injection.
  • Changes to injection program parameters are entered on OIT screen.
  • Three injection flow modes
    available: single, time- based, and volume based.
  • All injection parameters are saved to “Recipe” file.

Platen Control Interface

  • One touch display of all
    platen parameters.
  • Graphical display of platen pressure and positions.
  • All platen parameters are saved to
    the “Recipe” file.

Injection Graph Interface

  • Real- time injection graph generated for every injection.
  • Real time graphical feedback of injection flow, pressure and temperature at the nozzle tip.
  • Monitors the process by comparing each injection to a stored baseline injection graph.
  • Alarm notification if process
    deviation occurs.
  • Accurate process control decisions based on real-time feedback.

Temperature Control Interface

  • One touch display of all preset
    and actual temperatures.
  • Graphical display of all five
    temperature zones.
  • All temperature parameters are saved to the “Recipe” file.

Nozzle Control Interface

  • One touch display of all nozzle positions parameters.
  • Graphical display of nozzle positions.
  • All nozzle parameters are saved to
    the “Recipe” file.

Automated Injection Cell Smart Controls™

All MPI machines are equipped with Smart System Process Controls, providing state-of-the-art process control in a user-friendly environment. The same user friendly controls operators have become to expect and are already comfortable with on the injection machines has been integrated into the Automated Cells.

Smart System Process Controls consistently monitor and control all operations within the cell. That includes monitoring of the injection, pattern trimming, setting, loading, inspection, robot positions, tool changes, etc.

A key feature is the controls allow the operator to setup and operate the machine without requiring the robot teach pendant. The operator can optimize robot positions from the OIT.

Operator can recover and restart the cell from any point in the cycle (robot home routines). The controls notify the operator what is required to start/restart the cell.

The work area in the center of the Data Monitor window includes interactive OIT touch screen buttons allows you to instantly monitor:

  • Injection Data
  • Robot Status
  • Tray Data
  • Tool Station Activity
  • Pattern Loading
  • Inspection
  • And other parameters

Inject Data Window

The simple intuitive displays all key injection process parameters from the cell central control. The Injection Pattern Placement window enables an average operator to optimize robot pick and place positions within the injection machine independently without the use of the robot teach pendant. Screen Data includes:

  • View of the injection machine from the cell central control
  • View and record Injection Key Process Variables (KPV)
  • Central login, messages and alarms
  • Injection Pattern Placement Window enables the pattern pick and placement positions to be optimized without the use of the robot teach pendant.

Recipe Interface

The Recipe Window allows you to manage all data parameters required for running a job. From this window you can:

  • Create Recipes
  • Load Recipes
  • Save Recipes
  • Edit Recipes
  • Delete recipes

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Automated Pattern Assembly System Smart Controls™

All MPI machines are equipped with Smart System Process Controls, providing state-of-the-art process control in a user-friendly environment. The same user friendly controls operators have become to expect and are already comfortable with on the injection machines has been integrated into the Automated Cells.

Smart System Process Controls consistently monitor and control all operations within the cell. That includes monitoring of the injection, pattern trimming, setting, loading, inspection, robot positions, tool changes, etc.

A key feature is the controls allow the operator to setup and operate the machine without requiring the robot teach pendant. The operator can optimize robot positions from the OIT.

Operator can recover and restart the cell from any point in the cycle (robot home routines). The controls notify the operator what is required to start/restart the cell.

Main Operator Interface

The work area in the center of the Data Monitor window includes interactive OIT touch screen buttons allows you to instantly monitor:

  • Robot Status
  • Tool Station Status
  • Knife Cleaning Data
  • Weld Data
  • Active Weld Data
  • Pattern Data

Weld Data Window

The simple intuitive controls enable an average operator to optimize weld parameters. Screen data provides all the variables for optimizing the welding parameters for all welds independently. Screen Data includes:

  • Runner Type graphic updates to match the runner selected
  • Weld position graphic displays the current position on the runner that is to be welded next
  • Independent presets for all welds
  • Weld data for optimizing the weld without the use of the robot teach pendant

Temperature Data

Temperature interface displays the temperature parameters for the automatic welding process including:

  • Temperature Set Back
  • Tools Stand Temperature
  • Robot Temperature
  • Knife Clean Temperature
  • Energy Saving Mode
  • Gripper Controls

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