Maguire Products, Inc. provides material management systems for plastics molding, extrusion, and compounding applications. It offers gravimetric blenders, granulators, volumetric auger feeders, controllers, level sensing alarm systems, purging recovery systems, and sweeper systems, as well as vacuum resin dryers for plastics processors. The company loaders, such as GVL self-contained motor loaders, mini-central vacuum loading systems, ML venturi loading systems, and loader accessories; and MPA peristaltic, HPB, and MDA drum pumps, as well as MPM pre-mixers and pump accessories. In addition, it offers Maguire Extrusion Control Network, which controls monolayer and coextruded product thickness...
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Maguire Products, Inc. Announces Release of New Maguire® 4088 Controller
Jul 7 16
Maguire Products, Inc. announced backward-compatible with earlier control systems, Maguire® 4088 enhances communications with devices in Industry 4.0 setting and offers centralized control of blending and loading. Options for operators include keypad/digital thumbwheel interface or touchscreen. Batch accuracy of blender remains at ±0.1%, but controller increases volume, speed, and reliability of data transfer. Features include 32-bit data processing speed, supported speeds from 16 “120 MHz, and maximized memory capacities. New Maguire® 4088 Controller Has Option of a Removable Touchscreen Interface with Embedded Loading Software and Is Compatible with Previous Maguire Control Systems. A new-generation controller for the world's most widely used gravimetric blender has far greater data processing capability than the previous controller, substantially enhancing communications with other devices in an Industry 4.0 setting and offering centralized control of both blending and loading. At K 2016, the company will introduce the controller as part of its celebration of the sale of the 50,000th Maguire® Weigh Scale Blender (Hall 10, Stand A26). While being backward-compatible with earlier control systems, the new Maguire® 4088 controller operates with seven times the speed of the Maguire® 1212 controller, eight times the memory, and 45 times the resolution of the load cells used to weigh batch ingredients. Options for operators include a keypad /digital thumbwheel interface or a new touchscreen that is removable for remote operation, features intuitive graphical displays, and is available in multiple languages. Standard with the touchscreen is built-in software for a conveying system for loading multiple materials into a blender and metering the combined materials into a processing machine. The increased capacity of the 4088 controller and the new design of its software provide faster readings and more storage and make it easier to track down problems and make changes. The unit is constructed so that system timing is no longer affected by variations in electrical power, and wiring and connectors are designed to make repairs and parts replacement easier. In comparison with the Maguire 1212 controller, data processing in the new system is increased from 16- to 32-bit; speed from 16 to 120 MHz; and memory space from 12 KB to 96 KB. Flash memory now is rated at 512 KB internal and 8MB external; random access memory, at 96 KB internal and 32 MB external. The increased memory makes possible more storage for data logs and the ability to handle larger communication buffers. The Maguire 4088 controller is compatible with previous Maguire controllers, and like all Maguire systems comes with a five-year warranty. Updates to production software for the controller are free for the life of the blender.