The essential part tha defines the precision and efficiency of an injection moulding machine is the control system. With the Procan type controls, BOY set standards. Procan control systems were always distinguished by innovative hardware solutions and ease of operation. Starting in 1998, BOY introduced the touch-screen operation via menu displays, and efficient 32 bit processors have been a reliable standard feature for many years. With the Procan ALPHA® 2 control, BOY presents the latest generation of machine controls. This new development not only made use of technical innovations, but also incorporated various suggestions by customers during the development phase. Thus, the Procan ALPHA® 2 control combines innovative technology and long-term, practical experience and will continue the success story of the Procan control systems.
Multiple patented technology - for tomorrow's products
A UTX PC system (single-board computer), a freely programmable hardware module, and the iterative learning controller (ILC) set decisive standards with regard to speed and precision.
The patented, 15" multi-touch display enables intuitive, uncomplicated and therefore fast and secure operation throughout.
While the computer takes over all control functions with the real time operating system, the newly developed hardware module relieves it of all time-relevant tasks. Extensive calculation processes, which constantly occur in the injection moulding cycle and negatively influence the processing speed of customary, computer-aided machine controls, are being carried out by this new hardware module without delay and with utmost precision.
Stored in the system is the entire operation manual of the control, including explanations of alarm codes, a complete list of alarm causes, and fault corrections. In case of need, the operator has immediate access to the required information.
BOY injection moulding machines: Patented innovations for plastic processing