No negatives on stroke scaling, please

“Always with the negative waves, Moriarty…”        ( from…? )A customer found a way to confuse an eDART™ by entering a negative number in the scaling for the stroke analog input (from the machine). If you are taking injection stroke from the machine instead of the...

Redundant Id Names

We have found that in the naming of sensors some people are duplication the location into the “Identifier” column of Sensor Locations. For example, thus:This duplicates the information that the sensors are located at the end of the cavity (end of flow). Or...

The “Save Notes” tool for the eDART™

We have found that technicians or operators who are intimidated by computers screens, mice and engineeirng like graphs they tend to not use the notes entry tool. Previously it required that they use the mouse to position the Summary Graph cursor to the end of the...

Naming Temperature Sensors

I recently discovered that a customer had made an error in naming the locations of in-cavity temperature sensors. The rules are these: If the plastic contacts the sensor or the sensor is just behind the cavity wall use one of the in-cavity locations:Post Gate, Mid...

Use Descriptive Cavity ID’s

I discovered recently that someone thought you could only put numbers in the “Id” column on sensor locations. This is not true. You can use letters, numbers, spaces and some punctuation.Use descriptive identifiers for cavities, valve gates and individual...

Set Screw Bottom to Get Cushion

Recently a customer asked if the eDART could compute the cushion. It can. But there is a manual procedure required that is sometimes forgotten. It looks like this: Start the job on the eDART before purging the machine. Sometime during the purge sequence pause while...