Automated Plastics Processing
Control Concepts services control systems for plastic processing equipment and machinery, including:
- Injection molding
- Reaction injection molding
- Blow molding
- Transfer molding
- Compression molding
We repair and upgrade controls and replace obsolete or outdated equipment with control systems that improve machine safety and performance speed so you can make rapid, accurate production or formula changes.
With 30 years of experience with integrated, automation controls we perform:
- Electrical installation
- Onsite testing
- Field modification
Plastic processing glossary
- from Plastic Processing Methods
Extrusion - used to make plastic film, continuous sheeting, tubes, rods, profile shapes by forcing softened dry plastic material through a small opening or die in the shape of the desired finished product.
Injection molding - plastic is fed from a hopper into a heated injection unit where it becomes fluid. The fluid is pushed through a long chamber with a reciprocating screw where it is forced through a nozzle into a cold, closed mold.
Reaction injection molding - plastic is softened rather than liquefied. The softened plastic is then injected into a closed mold where an exothermic reaction occurs. This process takes less energy than other injection molding techniques.
Blow molding - used when the plastic product must be hollow, such as for a plastic bottle.
Thermoforming - uses sheet plastic, formed with the mold by applying air or through mechanical assistance.
Transfer molding - typically only used for forming thermosetting plastics. Similar to compression molding except it involves heating plastic to the point of plasticity before molding.
Compression molding - most common process used with thermosetting materials and is not usually used with thermoplastics. The material is squeezed into its desired shape to create special qualities or to strengthen the final product.
All your plastic products are created with automated processing equipment. You do not have time for downtime and that is where Control Concepts comes in.
Emergency retrofit service available!
We can begin (and sometimes complete) work on the same day.
How does a retrofit help you?
- Saves energy
- Reduces down-time for scheduled maintenance
- Reports operating data and productivity information in real time
- Increases reliability
- Minimizes breakdowns by pinpointing and preventative maintenance processes
- Troubleshoots problems quickly with detailed diagnostic information
- Identifies and displays the point of failure in the machinery
Our repair process
- We check the motor drive and terminals for substandard connections
- We conduct diode and IGBT tests on I/O power sections
- We power up the unit and perform amp readings and output frequency tests
- We perform basic jog functions after a system back-up
What controls do we service?
- Machine automation and controls
- Machine safety equipment
- AC & DC motor drives
- Variable frequency drives (VFDs)/variable speed drives (VSDs)
- Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
- Electronic controls
- Soft starts
We service almost every brand.
Control Concepts is also a Certified UL508A Panel Shop
- And program
…your custom solution anytime. You get a full manufacturer’s warranty on every panel installed.
We start with a personal consultation to understand your equipment and machinery. Then we analyze your manufacturing needs and consult on the best solution available to meet the demands of your vendors. We establish equipment electrical ratings, develop panel designs and electrical drawings, and build custom panels according to the approved design. Control Concepts performs thorough quality control testing and verification on every system we build and provide professional installation service.
Control Concepts offers 24/7 industrial electronics service and repair
We have offered 24-hour service since 1984. Control Concepts responds to your emergency with the urgency you deserve. We can quickly deploy an experienced technician to repair and service your plastic processing equipment controls where ever they are located.