V to P Transfer: “Active” vs. “On/Off” Lights

I had someone question the meaning of the lights on the V to P Transfer tool on the eDART™. He thought the “Active” light indicated that the output was active or On and wondered why it stayed on until the end of the cycle.The “Active” light ( ...

Pack to Hold Transfer Ignores Sequence

Some recent questions made me realize that not everyone understands how the eDART™’s Pack to Hold Transfer tool works.A customer wanted to do cavity pressure control with an eDART™. He could not get the sequence signals from the machine (I think Injection...

Reaction Time to Analog Cavity Pressure Signals

To reduce the press and eDART™’s reaction time (details defined below) to the minimum for high-speed molding on some presses it may be best to use an analog output from the eDART wired to the press’ cavity pressure signal input.Some machines have both an...

Anatomy of Press Transfer Time

In high speed molding of tiny or very thin parts it is critical that the machine transfer as quickly as possible in response to cavity pressure or temperature transfer inputs from the eDART™ When the fill time is only 0.2 seconds every 1/000th of a second...

Will the eDART’s V-P Actually Control Transfer?

When setting up the eDART™ system to supply an external transfer signal there is some danger to the mold if the transfer output fires but the machine does not recognize it. Here is a tip for ensuring that it is working before you turn control over to the eDART.Test of...

Securing Individual Alarms

Per the previous tip it may have occurred to you that you may need to make machine setup changes in order to adjust the process for viscosity changes.Using training your technician should have re-centered the process for the new material using systematic techniques...