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  1. Product Spotlight: GRAVITROL® Extrusion Control Systems

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    GRAVITROL® Extrusion Control Systems: The Complete System

    This week Process Control Corporation is pleased to spotlight its GRAVITROL® Extrusion Control Systems. Gravitrol® extrusion control offers the benefits of improved product quality, reduced material usage, quicker startups and product changeovers, reduced scrap, and improved product repeatability. At the same time, it reduces the operator’s workload by maintaining a constant output, regardless of screen pack or material variations.

    The system uses Process Control’s proven Gravitrol® software to automate the control of the line and hold the extruder output to +/- 0.5% by weight. This tight control of output means that product can be made consistently within tolerance at the lowest possible cost, thereby saving thousands of dollars in resin.

    Process Control X Series blenders can be equipped with extrusion control software to allow the blender to control the extruder and line speed on monoextrusion lines for consistent output by weight. Guardian® batch blenders can also be equipped with weigh hopper and extruder and line speed I/O.


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    Process Control X Series 2 blenders monitor the extruder usage in order to follow the extruder rate and insure a consistent supply of material. In an extrusion control system, this extruder rate is used to adjust the screw speed by minute amounts to hold the overall throughput to the value entered in the blender operator station. Because the blender already has a  powerful computer and equipment necessary to measure the extruder rate, adding extrusion control on a monoextrusion line with a Process Control X Series 2 blender is a very cost-effective addition. This feature can be easily retrofitted to existing installations with X Series 2 or B Series blenders.

    X Series 2 blenders can also be easily integrated into coextrusion applications with extrusion control for controlling product layer ratios and total line throughput. On coextrusion applications the blender computer reports to a master EXB2 Series Operator Station, which also receives weight throughput reading from HG Series 2 Weigh Hoppers mounted on single-component extruders.



    Check back next week for a brief introduction to the GRAVITROL® Extrusion Control Systems’ special features and products.

    For this information and more on our GRAVITROL® Extrusion Control Systems, please click here to access our website, or send us an e-mail at sales@process-control.com.

  2. Complete Systems for Your Every Need

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    Great systems need the best auxiliary equipment. At Process Control, we dedicate ourselves to providing the entire system to guarantee that our customers truly are getting the best. Our goal is to offer high quality equipment and to provide outstanding customer service. We have a long history of product development that has produced a series of industry leading standard products that can be custom engineered to meet customer needs.  To maintain this exceptional quality, our products are manufactured and engineered in-house; including fabrication, wiring and assembly, mechanical, electrical and software engineering. After installation, we continue to set the standard in keeping your equipment at its best by providing excellent customer support and service. We can even offer integration into existing systems and live support of your equipment and software.

    Your complete and customized system could be just one step away. Let PCC engineer, install, and manage the entire project. by checking out our website, sending us an e-mail, or calling Dr. Mark Venable at 770.449.8810 ext. 226

  3. Process Control GmbH’s 2016 Conference Schedule

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    Process Control has a busy conference schedule for 2016. However, with busy schedules all around it’s important to us that we are able to reach all of our customers and associates, and to do so we are pleased to work alongside our sister company Process Control GmbH. This year, PC GmbH is pleased to announce its own conference schedule, so if you are missing PCC in 2016 be sure to check them out at any of the following conferences. If it looks like your paths will cross, be sure to stop by the tabletop or booth to speak with a sales representative. Process Control and Process Control GmbH look forward to seeing you there!


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    Chinaplas 2016
    Booth W3 P91

    April 25-28, 2016
    Shanghai New International Expo Centre
    Shanghai, PR China


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    K Show 2016
    Booth 11H25

    October 19-26, 2016
    Messe Düsseldorf
    Düsseldorf, Germany


    Be sure to check out Process Control GmbH at processcontrol-gmbh.de or Process Control at process-control.com. And don’t miss PCC during the rest of Polyethylene Films 2016 today and tomorrow, February 3 & 4, 2016:


    Polyethylene Films 2016
    February 2-4, 2016
    The Shores Resort and Spa
    Daytona Beach Shores, FL

  4. Join PCC Next Week at Polyethylene Films 2016

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    Join Process Control next week, February 2-4, 2016 at the Polyethylene Films conference in Daytona Beach, Florida. Keep an eye out at the conference for our Process Control representatives so that you can hear all the latest news from our lab and warehouse and stay up to date with Process Control systems designed specifically for your film needs.

    Click here for the event website.

    AMI’s 14th annual Polyethylene Films conference will take place February 2-4, 2016 at The Shores Resort & Spa, and the LPGA International golf course in the coastal city of Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

    Polyethylene Films 2016 will look in detail at both the business challenges and technical developments and how they impact today’s film producers and what that implies for the future of the industry. Polyolefin films account for 22% of all the polymers used in North America and make a fundamental contribution to the society in which we all live. The fundamentals of the market are still being driven by new innovations in terms of resin formulation and processing technology. The increase in the level of sophistication of polyethylene products offered to customers has driven functionality of final package performance and created value throughout the supply chain.

    Polyethylene Films 2016 will offer lively interaction between the finest expert panel of speakers and delegates and will provide a forum to debate the latest local and global trends within the industry. This conference will provide all who attend the opportunity to meet, share views, and discuss technical and business developments.

    Stay up to date with the PCC conference schedule by following us through our any of our social media or by checking our current calendar. Also make sure to check our our website for Process Control’s products and services.

  5. Process Control is on YouTube!

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    We have several demonstration videos of our batch and continuous blenders weighing, dispensing, and mixing materials as well as an overview of our Automatic Scrap Recycling system. There you can also find several how-to guides as well as special features and products presented by Process Control.

    You can check the latest videos, which include a number of demonstration models and special features offered by Process Control. Also be sure to preview all of our latest systems with the brief new Product Introduction:

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    Make sure to check them out over on YouTube, or you can visit us at our website or send an e-mail to sales@process-control.com for more information on products and services.

  6. Product Spotlight: X Series 2 Continuous Blender

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    This week’s entry would like to spotlight the X Series 2 Continuous Blender.  The X Series 2 is designed to produce precise, homogeneous blends by weight and offers unsurpassed blend accuracy and blend homogeneity in a wide range of configurations to meet the needs of any application. For extruder throat-mounted applications, the X Series 2 blender comes equipped with an integral downcomer to preserve the blended material all the way to the extruder without demixing. For mezzanine or off-line mounting, the blender does not include the downcomer and is designed to work with a number of different options for storing the blended material prior to it’s use.

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    Mechanical Features

    • Individual weighed ingredient hoppers with easy-to-use drains
    • Interchangable metering units with quick disconnect
    • Brushless DC gear motors with closed-loop control for precise ingredient measuring
    • Integral loading platform for mounting vacuum receivers
    • Designed for easy clean-out and quick change over
    • Color touch screen operator interface with new “off-the-shelf” control

    Control Features

    • Blender monitors weight loss of each ingredient hopper for precise control of blend ratios.
    • Weighing system resolution is 1:1,000,000 for maximum accuracy.
    • Color touchscreen display for easy viewing of inventory and performance data.
    • Storage for 400 blend recipes in battery-backed memory.
    • Multiple alarm levels with visual display and contact closures.


    • Gravimetric Extrusion Control
    • Steep-wall hoppers for regrind and other sluggish materials.
    • Powder Feeder metering elements
    • High temperature design

    Be sure to check out our videos related to the use and care of the X Series 2 Continuous Blender, such as the Material Cleanout Procedure featured on this blog. Also be sure to check in with your Process Control Sales Representative for the latest upgrades for your PCC X Series 2 Continuous Blender!

    For more information on the X Series 2, click here to visit our website, check out the literature, or contact us directly at sales@process-control.com.

  7. Process Control’s 2016 Conference Schedule

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    Happy 2016 from Process Control!

    Here is the current schedule for upcoming trade shows and conferences that PCC will be either be exhibiting or in attendance for 2016. If it looks like our paths will cross, be sure to stop by our tabletop or booth to speak with our sales representatives. We look forward to seeing you there!


    Polyethylene Films 2016
    February 2-4, 2016
    The Shores Resort and Spa
    Daytona Beach Shores, FL


    Plastimagen Mexico 2016
    March 8-11, 2016
    Centro Banamex
    Mexico City, Mexico

    2016 North American Flexible Film & Bag Conference
    May 11-13, 2016
    Four Seasons Hotel
    Houston, TX


    June 8-9, 2016
    Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
    Rosemont, IL


    K Show 2016
    October 19-26, 2016
    Messe Düsseldorf
    Düsseldorf, Germany

    Extrusion 2016
    December 6-8, 2016
    Omni Charlotte Hotel
    Charlotte, NC
    (Keep Up-to-date at Plastics Technology)

    For more information about our products and services and to stay up to day with our conference schedule, check us out at our website.

  8. Stay Up to Date in the New Year

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    New Year’s is right around the corner! 2015 was an amazing year for Process Control. With a number of successful conferences as well as quite a few busy months, PCC is looking forward to the promise of a busy and exciting year in 2016.

    We’re on the verge of new developments and great new business prospects, and don’t forget that PCC is always eager to share its latest news and successes through social media. Keep an eye on our progress and follow our latest updates weekly all throughout the new year by following us through any of the following sites. We’ll keep you posted on new products, upcoming conferences, and other interesting information from here at Process Control.

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    Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

  9. Merry Christmas from Process Control

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    As the holiday begins, Process Control thinks about all it is grateful for. Our relationship with our customers is one thing we treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!

    Merry Christmas from Process Control!


  10. Come See the Process Control Showroom

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    One thing Process Control takes great pride in is the durability and quality of the equipment that it provides its customers. We are so convinced that our customer will be so impressed with this equipment that we invite everybody to come see what we have to offer live in our showroom.

    PCC’s showroom at our headquarters in Atlanta, GA is available for hands on demonstrations and testing for all models of our gravimetric blenders in addition to scrap recycling, material handling, and extrusion control equipment.

    The showroom features:

    • X Series 2 6-element Continuous Blender
    • X Series 2 4-element Continuous Blender
    • X Series 2 4-element Stainless Steel Continuous Blender
    • 5kg (with Gravitrol®), 12kg and 25kg Guardian Series 2 Batch Blender mounted on mezzanine
    • 2.5kg Guardian Series 2 Batch Blender with Gravitrol®
    • 2kg stainless steel Guardian Series 3 Batch Blender
    • Automatic Scrap Recycling System

    DSC_0746Come see how easy to use, built to last, and impressively and carefully constructed Process Control’s products truly are.

    Please contact Dr. Mark Venable or call by phone at (770) 449-8810 (ext. 226) if you would like to see any of our machines in action or if you have any testing needs.

    To see more of what Process Control has to offer, check out our product pages online or contact us.