B&R introduces soft-start function in mapp Temperature

B&R’s mapp Temperature’s soft-start function can operate temperature quickly

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B&R’s mapp Temperature software with soft-start function
B&R’s mapp Temperature software with soft-start function

B&R’s mapp Temperature software package provides a new pre-programmed way to get manufacturing systems up to temperature. At the push of a button, the soft-start function heats machine components gently to minimize heating element fatigue – without any of the tedious programming that used to be involved. Homogeneous heating reduces mechanical stresses and allows for controlled evaporation of liquid residues in the machine.

With mapp temperature’s soft-start function, equipment such as filtration systems, extruders, and injection molding machines can be brought to operating temperature quickly and easily. This is done either by targeted heating with limited power or by synchronously using a defined temperature gradient to heat all zones. Since the soft-start function avoids operating the heating elements at maximum power, it is particularly gentle on the machine’s hardware. 

No programming required in B&R’s mapp Temperature

All the necessary settings, such as the target temperature, are easy to configure in mapp Temperature. Individual heating zones can be adjusted individually or even excluded from the Soft-Start process if necessary. This makes temperature control much more flexible and offers more options for different heating zones. The heating process is started at the push of a button without any of the tedious programming that used to be involved.  

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