Servomold updates universal and rack control systems

Nov. 20, 2023
The software of the four new versions, which can control up to eight servo drives, makes them even easier to use.

Servo Mold Control (SMC) system ServoMold has updated its existing universal and rack control systems for servo drives used in injection mold tools, with four new versions that will be available in 2024. The SMC system will include the SMC Mini, which will have one drive controller; the SMC Standard version, which can control up to four servo drives; and the SMC Rack version, which can control up to eight. An additional combination unit, developed in conjunction with Feller Engineering, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is designed as a plug-in unit for racks from Feller. It can control up to five servo drives and up to 60 hot-runner zones. All versions have the universal panel with a 10.1-inch capacitive multitouch display, and an integrated RFID chip reader allows for easy assignment and management of different user levels.

What’s new? The new SMC system, which was displayed at Fakuma.

Benefits Increased efficiency, flexibility and control. The updated SMC system includes software that has been fundamentally revised to increase ease of use. It clearly displays important parameters and functions, and the flexible program editor allows operators to adjust all parameters, such as speed, acceleration, deceleration, etc., even while the injection molding process is running. A new boost mode makes starting tool cycles easier.

Servomold GmbH & Co. KG, Erbach, Germany, 49-6062-80933-0,

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Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.