Published On: Tue, Mar 11th, 2014

GRAVInet GP light – designed for gravimetric applications

For motan-colortronic, integrated process management is of great importance. This is why state of the art ancillary equipment and the entire upstream technology of the plastics process – injection moulding, extrusion, blow moulding, compounding etc. – is always developed in tandem with state-of-the-art control technology. A significant advantage is the ability to integrate within the systematic motan control concept known as CONTROLnet. GRAVInet GP light – a compact gravimetric control for up to two dosing modules is the newest innovation of the motan control family for process-optimised storage, conveying, drying, dosing and mixing of polymers and compounds.

GRAVInet GP light – designed for gravimetric applications

GRAVInet GP light – designed for gravimetric applications

Integrated control – holistic process management
Regulating the process – in close-loop control with feed-back – is part of everyday industrial life. With regard to optimized process management, it is important that compatibility between various control units and superimposed systems (such as process data acquisition, plant visualization etc.) is assured, preferably also regarding systems of different origin. The process experts at motan-colortronic deal with this issue on a day-to-day basis and have developed appropriate solutions. The results are control systems of modular design which are nevertheless tailored to individual process situations.

Easy networking – GRAVInet GP light for gravimetric applications
The GRAVInet GP control system has been joined by a smaller high performance brother, GRAVInet GP light. GRAVInet GP light is a compact control system for up to two dosing modules. It has been entirely designed in a modular way – the logic and all interfaces including the HMI (human machine interface), etc. The well-known operator interface from the GRAVInet GP control has been retained, but equipped now in the GRAVInet GP light with a new WEBpanel with a 12.1″ TFT touch-screen. The internal and external communications take place via Ethernet. GRAVInet GP light is a full-value member of the motan CONTROLnet control system family.

GRAVInet GP light – integrate and combine
GRAVInet GP light allows excellent compatibility with all motan controls in the area of storage, conveying, drying, dosing and mixing. Its integration is performed with the aid of a WEB application via Ethernet. This compact control is designed for one line and regulates two material components continuously, gravimetrically and synchronously. The new control variant is characterized by an excellent price-performance ratio and is completely downward compatible with the previous GRAVIPLUS hardware.

The motan group
The motan group, with its headquarters in Konstanz on Lake Constance in Germany, was founded in 1947. As the leading provider of sustainable materials handling, the company is active in injection moulding, blow moulding, extrusion and compounding, in-line systems and chemicals. Part of the application-orientated product spectrum are innovative modular systems solutions for storage, drying, and crystallisation, conveying, dosing and mixing for the plastics manufacturing and processing industries. Production takes place at various locations in Germany, India and China. motan distributes its products and systems solutions via its regional motan-colortronic centers. Currently, more than 500 employees contribute to an annual turnover of approximately 100 million Euros. As a result of its network and its many years of experience, motan offers its customers what they actually require: solutions with genuine added value.

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