Movacolor product benefits

As a world player with more than 30 years of experience in dosing technology, Movacolor is able to support you with your dosing application and improve your injection molding and extrusion process increasingly. 

Movacolor can support you in the field of:

  1. Accuracy in dosing
  2. Realization of cost reduction
  3. Traceability in your production process
  4. Easy operation of dosing systems
     

 

 

What do you need?

1. Accuracy 

  • Accuracy in coloring plastics
    Each individual product that leaves your production line must meet the same high quality standards for color consistency. That means that each shot of color, shot after shot, day after day, must meet precise standards of quantity and quality. This is the level of accuracy that Movacolor dosing systems deliver.

    Movacolor measures accuracy shot by shot because that is what is important to you. Some manufacturers advertise accuracy using statistics based on averages. Measuring averages leaves open the possibility for a high percentage of individual doses to be over or under the correct dose, so long as the average of all those doses is within acceptable range.

    Each of those over or under doses may be rejected for color inconsistency when inspected by your quality control team, even though the “average” dose was acceptable. For the producer, it is the individual result, not the average of all results that determines whether each individual product will meet its color quality standard.
     
  • Accuracy results in savings 
    The Movacolor gravimetric and volumetric dosing systems produce accurate doses. This results in savings on masterbatch, powder and liquid colorant. Operators will no longer need to raise the colorant level to attempt to reduce color inconsistency. In addition. the Movacolor systems permit the use of regrind, offering savings via the reuse of rejects and sprouts.
     
  • Accuracy results in higher quality
    Movacolor’s gravimetric and volumetric dosing systems prevent over and under dosing and simultaneously ensure a stable coloring process. The dosing cylinder introduces the colorant directly into the main material which prevents color separation. Consistent color contributes to a high quality end product, reduces scrap, minimizes rejects and increases profit.
     
  • High Accuracy, high productivity
    Movacolor’s high accuracy dosing system promotes stable production in both the injection molding an extrusion production processes. This results in less scrap and higher productivity.

2. COST REDUCTION

Plastic producers can realize the following high cost reductions fast, when adding a Movacolor dosing system to your injection molding machine or extruder:

  • Reduction in purchasing
    The first saving is achieved by purchasing a gravimetric or volumetric Movacolor dosing unit. The pay-back period can be as low as a few weeks.
     
  • Reduction in use of colorants
    Through accurate dosing plastic producers worldwide save on expensive colorants like masterbatch, powder and liquids, but also on catalyst, slip agent, waxes, etcetera. 
    We make it possible by using our unique method for a constant and accurate dosing flow. Why we are so sure that plastic producers reduce the use of colorants? There will be no overdosing. This we measure from shot to shot.
     
  • Reduction through reduction of rejects
    An accurate gravimetric or volumetric dosing system which operates stable reduces rejects, and can lower your scrap rate with more than 80%. A higher quality is the result.
     
  • Reduction in labour
    As the Movacolor dosing units are easy to operate one saves on labor costs. Changing colorants and cleaning can be performed very easy. It is saving expensive labor in which the operator can spend his energy on the total line instead of on the dosing units.
     
  • Reduction preventing inline downtime
    Due to our quick color change, the expensive down time of your line is limited, and a new (sellable) product is produced within minutes. Where in many cases color change is taking 20 minutes, the Movacolor units are ready for production within the minute.

 

3. TRACEABILITY 

Plastics producers require control over the complete dosing process. The line equipment must perform properly and the operators must use the equipment as it is designed. Rapid identification and correction of errors or variations is critical to return production to efficient and error free performance.

Movacolor dosing systems monitor themselves at three levels:

  1. Data is stored in the dosing unit
  2. Data is logged from the dosing unit into a PC spread sheet
  3. Data is integrated into management information systems via the PC
  • DOSING SYSTEMS
    All Movacolor gravimetric systems, including the MC-Balance, MCliquid and Multi-component systems, include a performance tracing option. The user can customize a portion of the data collected. These systems store essential operating data in their internal memory using a data buffer. The operator has immediate access to a data list that covers the most recent production period.
     
  • COMPUTERS
    Multiple dosing units can be monitored by connecting the MCBalance or Multi-component systems to a standard PC. The user can view the latest production data by downloading the information in the equipment data buffer. The data can then be imported to a spreadsheet or other analytical tool and reviewed by the user. If the PC is permanently connected to the dosing system, the PC will serve as the data logger and increase the storage capacity of the equipment beyond the most recent production period.
     
  • MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM MCSMART
    Movacolor has developed MCSmart software to connect several Movacolor dosing units to a single data collection system. This system collects data simultaneously from each system and exchanges data among the units. The dosing units collect and transmit each start and stop of production, speed of production, cycle times and other important control data.

    The data are then organized and displayed using icons, graphs and tables. In this way the MCSmart software provides management with critical information on the consumption of the individual dosing unit and the productivity of each production machine.

 

4. EASY OPERATION 

Movacolor understands that ease of operation is a must in a plastics production factory and we design Movacolor dosing systems to be simple to operate as well as accurate and reliable. Movacolor dosing systems can be installed and production started in a matter of minutes. It is equally quick and easy to change colors and clean the equipment.

  • Start-up
    Movacolor’s gravimetric and volumetric dosing systems offer plastic producers worldwide simple and efficient start-up for injection molding and extrusion production. Color calibration is quick and easy and several of our units have an automatic recipe storage function. We offer a range of controllers that range from basic to touch screen complete with self-explanatory menus.
     
  • Production
    Movacolor systems help you maintain stable production. Color changes are accomplished within minutes because the dosing systems can be installed, changed, cleaned and calibrated so simply and quickly. The dosing systems also warn operators of problems such as lack of material, so that an efficient solution can be implemented and production can continue. The MCSMart software also allows all dosing units to be controlled from just one computer, increasing efficiency and control.
     
  • Downtime
    Movacolor systems are modular, making cleaning and adjustment quick and easy. Reducing down-time is important to the profitability of every plastics producer.