Controller from Davis-Standard Adds Versatility


PAWCATUCK, CT | The DS-eVUE mid-range controller from Davis-Standard is said to offer added versatility for nearly every extrusion process. It replaces the company’s MESA III product and existing HMI (Human Machine Interface) systems and is an option for customers previously requiring the Harrel Tubetrol controller. Improvements over the MESA include a solid state hard drive, which offers a slimmer package and flexible mounting options; a 15-in. (381-mm)-wide-screen HMI; a temperature auto-tuning option; an FDA-21 Part 11 ready for medical systems; and an optional wireless LAN connection. The controller also has an increased data tag count, enabling it to control larger systems than the MESA. The company says the controller combines affordability with full process control for lines with one or two extruders, allowing the operator to make set-point changes, monitor line status, create and download recipes, and conduct supervisory functions such as trending and reporting.

The Davis-Standard DS-eVUE controller will be on display at NPE2012, booth #5945.

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