Positive Volume and the Zero Line

Over the years we have been challenged to explain why we show “Volume / Injection” as a value that goes up as the material is injected into the mold. The simplest answer is that “Systematic Molding” means thinking from the plastic’s point...

Copying Changes Log to Laptop

A question came up right away after the last tip: How do I get the change log for viewing with Excel? With a laptop and a crossover cable use Data Extractor first. This sets up the proper network connections and then lists the IP address at the top of the list of...

Viewing the Change Log on the eDART™

When the eDART is networked to a server or EDM and the ftp backups are running it creates a “logs” folder on the server. In that folder are the change logs named “changes_node.csv” where the node number is the eDART’s node number. These...

Software Installs Wait for Job Stops

It came to our attention that some did not know about this feature. It became available in Release 8.2 (July, 2007).When you get a new release, an optional software tool or a patch you use the "edart_installer.exe" provided with it to load the software over...

Stable vs. Whole Hold Pressure

 As mentioned in Tip #74 you can pick two different hold pressure summary values that represent hold pressure: Average Value / Stable Hold Pressure or Average Value / Hold Pressure. Each has a particular use. Here is a graphical description of how the eDART...