DISOCONT® Master Touch
Multi-functional, flexible, adaptable
The multi-talented solution fit for the future
The tried and tested MechaTron® feeder from Schenck Process, which enables accurate real-time adjustments to be undertaken with modular components, is the perfectly adaptable solution. The designs of the feed hoppers and discharge tools are matched to a wide range of bulk materials and are complemented by a mechanism, supported perfectly by the DISOCONT® feeder control unit. The solution allows a series of individual feed parameters to be assigned to any bulk material.
Intelligently controlling product changes
All plant operators know that for each new product they need to adapt both the feed parameters to the bulk material used and the recipe itself. The intelligent, superordinate DISOCONT® Master Touch control unit is responsible for controlling and coordinating the weigh feeder. When changing product, the parameter set in question is simply activated. The system “learns” to adapt to the new bulk materials using procedures prepared when first started up.
Guaranteed recipe and quality included in the solution
Extruder feeding with the DISOCONT® Master Touch control unit reliably manages a group of up to 16 Schenck Process weigh feeders and guarantees the quality of the extruded material in a very small space. As well as conveniently controlling the recipe, the system guarantees redundancy-free data management of the parameters for the feeder group and the individual feeders for very different bulk materials. Compared with standard systems in which the same parameters are managed in parallel in several data records and are therefore redundant, here changes take immediate effect in all recipes. Service-friendly, time-saving – the perfect recipe for maximum quality.
While the actual job of feeding the material is delegated to the subordinate DISOCONT® feeder control units, the operator sees all the main information at a glance. Touchscreen-based operation means the user can quickly adapt to the system and allows for immediate intervention when changing production parameters. The parameter records of the subordinate feeder control unit are selected alongside the various raw material percentages and the total throughput. If stable operation is established once the basic components have been started, the additives are added automatically. The process is carried out in reverse order and the recipe is monitored throughout. If irregularities are detected, immediate intervention is possible. The process data is recorded for evidence and long-term analyses and made available for analysis.
All benefits at a glance:
- Simple touchscreen operation
- Integrated group monitoring
- Master / slave control
- Control of groups, control of mill cycles
- Management of recipes
- Graphic trend
- PROFIBUS, DeviceNet or MODBUS to host computer