The essential part that 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. Already 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® 4 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.
More modern, more powerful and even easier to operate - Procan ALPHA® 4 control with smart wiping technology.
Thus, the Procan ALPHA® 4 control combines innovative technology and long-term, practical experience and will continue the success story of the Procan control systems.
A UTX PC system (single-board computer) as well as freely programmable hardware modules 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
BOY injection moulding machines require less space compared to other competitive models due to their compact design. Furthermore, the freely accessible two platen locking system enables the flexible use of moulds and offers many possibilities for automation and integration of BOY machines into production lines.
Access to all machine components is easy. Set-up times are correspondingly short and the maintenance of BOY injection moulding machines is uncomplicated. The Procan ALPHA control enables an intuitive machine operation with touch-screen operation, graphic menu navigation, and fast screen start-up. With the new servo pump drive, BOY machines require 50 % less energy, cooling power is also minimal and the noise level during production is considerably quieter. When using the EconPlast units, the energy requirement is reduced during plasticizing by another 50 %. Worldwide, BOY has sold nearly 50.000 injection moulding machines with clamping force up to 1.250 kN during the past 50 years. BOY stands for economy, efficiency, innovation "Made in Germany" quality.