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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability (sidebar)

Central and remote control

One of the line’s features most liked by Haremar’s corporate vice president Mark Lichtblau is Battenfeld Gloucester’s Extrol® integrated line control system. It monitors and controls the entire line from resin handling through the extrusion and web handling processes. Operators are able to access and view real-time critical line information including raw material inventory levels the number of rolls made footage on a roll and shift reports. Data points can be exported to any Windows®-based spreadsheet or database program for trending and analysis. “All the diagnostics trends and data make a good operator better” points out Lichtblau. “Rather than operating on assumptions this confirms assumptions.”

Extrol Anywhere® allows remote access to the system. For a line running 24/7 Lichtblau likes that feature: “You don’t have to be in front of the machine to see what’s happening.” It enables Battenfeld technicians to conduct a service call and even make machine adjustments by remote control. That’s done using a remote PC loaded with special software and a modem. “It’s great for troubleshooting” he remarks ”and it beats a service call.”

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