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Comet's system offers high-res mold monitoring

Issue: Oct. 2017

PE-600 Using Comet’s newest mold-monitoring package, molders can watch for issues involving the opening and closing of the mold, mold components and parts ejection. The package includes a high-resolution camera, with options for a second camera and lamps, and a 10.4-inch, high-resolution touch screen. The cameras and lighting can be mounted on magnetic bases to either the stationary or moving platen, and the system can be programmed to detect faults and even trigger molding stops or automatic responses to address molding errors.

What’s new? Faster processing times and higher resolution. Compared to earlier mold-monitoring packages, the PE-600 boasts a processing speed that’s 60 percent faster, with an increase in image resolution from 800 by 480 pixels to 1,920 by 1,080 pixels.

Benefits High-speed, high-resolution mold monitoring. In all, the system requires less than 0.2 second to record a molding action, making it compatible with sub-2-second molding cycles.

Comet Plastic Equipment LLC, Riviera Beach, Fla., 800-328-5088, www.cometpe.com