Integrated Extrusion Control

There will be demonstrations at Interpack of an enhanced control system for all Baker Perkins extrusion lines. This provides full process visualization, allowing operators to see system status at a glance. It also includes alarm handling and history, process parameter trending, and the ability to connect to a plant-wide SCADA or ERP system.

The control system includes recipe storage and recall for absolute repeatability. Once the process parameters have been optimized for a particular product they are stored as a recipe and used to set up the machine for a new production run at the touch of a button.
This not only saves time during start up but also provides absolute repeatability of settings, which reduces waste.