ComoNeo 4.1 Process Monitoring System

July 17, 2021
ComoNeo an All-Round No-Worries Package for Injection Molders

Kistler has added a whole series of new features to its ComoNeo process monitoring system – taking integrated injection molding production to new levels of quality and efficiency. For example: monitoring of the pressure curve in all cavities is now much more precise, with the help of an envelope curve adapted to the process. The ComoNeo 4.1 is WLAN-compatible for the first time, and users will appreciate even more improvements such as additional interfaces and comfortable user management.

For many years now, customers in the plastics processing industry have been able to rely on ComoNeo from Kistler: high-precision cavity pressure monitoring turns injection molding into a transparent process with vasty improved quality and optimum use of resources. Users can choose from a whole series of monitoring and control functions to improve their specific injection molding processes – even including model-based prediction of part quality, assisted by artificial intelligence (ComoNeoPREDICT).

Everything's under control – because the envelope curve is adapted to the process

And now, monitoring of the pressure curves in all cavities is even more accurate: thanks to a new function integrated into ComoNeo 4.1, profiles can be checked for deviations with outstanding precision. This function calculates an "envelope curve" on the basis of any desired number of curves, providing a reference for stable injection molding processes. This is especially helpful when users need to evaluate individual events or even (almost) the entire profile for compliance with critical tolerances – and they can also set the quality criteria manually.

Proactive response to challenges in the medtech sector

ComoNeo 4.1 also includes two new software modules that respond to increased requirements for electronic production records in the medtech industry: With ComoNeoLDAP, ComoNeo can use your company's existing Windows user management – the key to direct, automated management of existing user guidelines. Another innovation is ComoNeoLOG: this feature ensures secure, time-indexed electronic storage of all user activities that involve changing or deleting electronic records – the audit trail, as it is known.

Efficiency boost from wireless communication

To ensure an even more comfortable user experience, ComoNeo from Kistler now includes WLAN functionality: a normal commercial USB stick with Wi-Fi capability is all that's needed to integrate the system into a company's existing network via WLAN. (It should be noted that Kistler only issues hardware recommendations but does not sell the sticks itself.) The benefit: users can now connect the process monitoring system to the production environment via wireless.

To raise connectivity and usability to even higher levels, ComoNeo's user interface (UI) has been expanded in both directions: with the "External UI" function, users can now view external data (such as production data from ComoDataCenter or an MES) on ComoNeo's display. And the ComoNeo UI can also be viewed on the machine control (or elsewhere) via VNC (Virtual Network Computing). This means that customers can now assemble their individual HMI on a variety of devices.

The best ComoNeo of all time – upgrade now!

Improved monitoring capability, simplified and expanded user guidance, and enhanced connectivity: these assets make ComoNeo 4.1 an excellent choice for new customers or as an upgrade for existing customers. The new version also includes many improvements to details such as high maximum resolution for the cavity pressure curves, while tried-and-tested features such as precise measurement of cavity pressure and a wide range of functions for highly advanced injection molding are already part of the ComoNeo standard. A series of benefits that add up to optimum quality assurance and maximum flexibility for every user.

Related Glossary Terms

  • quality assurance ( quality control)

    quality assurance ( quality control)

    Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.