SmartExtruder+

Sealant & Desiccant Application System

About SmartExtruder+

GED’s SmartExtruder Plus delivers the exact amount of sealant to the right location with quality control and tracking throughout the production shift.  Its precision gear pump eliminates pressure spikes and reduces inconsistencies due to material viscosity, air pressure or ambient temperature.  From easy set-up, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting with no downtimes, the extruder provides material savings and consistent high quality, eliminating compensators.  Improvements to this edition of the GED Extruder include upgrades to pneumatic plumbing (for a better response time of the dispense valves) and the ability to adjust parameters (if one of the side heads is lagging or leading) to align the start/stops/skips. Over 15 years of improved hardware technology is incorporated in the new control platform, including new encoder based dispensing that eliminates the need for timers inside the controller, resulting in a much tighter dispense tolerance for starts/stops/skips. Never worry about whether your Windows7 or other Microsoft driven hardware or software is obsolete–the SmartExtruder+ does not use a PC-based interface. The use of smart motors that use a PC to communicate to the PLC is discontinued with this Extruder and replaced by Servo position control for width and height motors, making communication more efficient. Apply sealant and desiccated matrix to within 0.1 g/ft. of desired thickness for improved quality and cost savings, and eliminate fluctuations in the material application from air pressure, material viscosity, or ambient temperature changes.

Features

  • Encoder based dispensing for starts/stops/skips
  • New control platform with a faster scan rate and response time
  • User interface HMI is directly coupled with the PLC system
  • Servo position control (width & height motors for sealant and desiccant) is directly interfaced with the control system
  • Side heads have individual start/stop control with alignment adjustment
  • Storage reservoir added to the pneumatic circuit to improve response time of the dispense valves