How the eDART Computes Balance

I have had some recent requests to distribute some of the formulas that the eDART™ uses to calculate summary values and some statistics. This week several have come in regarding the summary type “Balance”.Note: In the following formulas the slash ( / ) separates type...

Correcting Phantom Curve Confusion

You may recall that we explained “phantom” curves in the eDART™ in tip #23. These are the curves ending with the cavity identifiers #Avg, #High, #Low and #Rng. At any instant in time the value of these curves is the average, high, low or range of all curves at a...

Alarms for Missing Sensors

In tip #162 we showed how alarms can be reduced from 32 to just 2. However this will not detect a sensor being disconnected. To do that you need to add some “dummy” alarms that will go to “Warning” when a sensor is missing.The eDART’s™...

How to Keep Alarm Rows to a Minimum

If your molds have pressure sensors in 8 or more cavities you will find that adding alarms will create a long list. This is painful to see on the screen and to maintain.When a mold is reasonably well balanced you can often reduce the number of alarms by using just the...

Cavity ID’s and Multiple Sorting Outputs

Remember also that if no alarms are set for cavity identifiers matching a good output identifier then that output will never go on.After the last tip on naming cavities I was asked to point out important it is to match the sorting output Id’s to the cavity...