Plastic Injection Machine from the Mechanics Laboratory in the Technological University of Pereira Runs on InduSoft Web Studio
Software: Indusoft Web Studio Educational
Students: JOHN JAMES GARCÍA MONTOYA, EDWIN ANDRÉS HERNÁNDEZ HERNÁNDEZ, LEONARDO FABIO MUÑOZ VALENCIA
The mechanics laboratory in the Technological University of Pereira has developed a new project using the educational version of InduSoft Web Studio. This project makes use of InduSoft Web Studio on a plastic injection machine, with different architectures for electronic hardware running in parallel to the devices already installed on the machine.
Monitoring the newly installed devices, is a SCADA system (Powered by Indusoft Web Studio Educational), which interacts with the machine through a direct communication with a programmable logical controller S7200; this device is the intermediary between the SCADA and the different variables associated with the process of molding plastic pieces.
The SCADA system records the temperatures of the plasticizing tube, allows the operator to adjust the temperature set points required, the times associated with the process of plasticizing, and allows operators to select either manual or automatic operation. Operators can also adjust the number of repetitions cyclical in the automatic operating mode.
For more information about this project, please view the Youtube video showcasing the plastic injection machine running on InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software.