News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas
Technology Wednesday, 14 September 2022

All for the cooling and the thermoregulation of moulds

Frigel brings to the K-22 show the main highlights of its portfolio of products tailored to the main plastic market segments, such as automotive, packaging, medical and all other sectors dedicated to the injection moulding of technical parts. New machine side solutions have been designed to ensure the maximum profitability and quickest ROI for the processor, leveraging productivity, product quality and process repeatability improvements.

Driven by the fundamental purpose of “Engineering a more efficient and sustainable industry”, Frigel is also bringing to the K 2022 show some of its recent highlights in centralized system solutions. The recent advancements in its patented adiabatic cooling solutions reconfirm Frigel position as product leader in this very important technology for water and energy savings in process cooling. Modular, scalable and flexible Frigel central chiller solutions are also offering opportunities for global plastic companies to adopt industrial cooling solutions designed to be installed anywhere, with full engineering and service support, leveraging the recent advancements of Frigel Industry 4.0 controls and connectivity platforms.

 

Machine side solutions

Microgel Syncro

Frigel introduces the Microgel Syncro, a new technology that revolutionizes the temperature control method of injection moulding technical parts. The Microgel Syncro technology allows for a significant reduction in cycle time (up to 40%), guaranteeing very high product quality. Digitally synchronized with the moulding process, Microgel Syncro provides cold water only during the cooling phase, reducing drastically the cooling time, while keeping the mould cavities hot during the injection phase. Independent, autonomous machine-side solution, simply synchronized with the moulding process via single signal, Syncro technology is easy to implement and use, providing ROIs in less than 6 months. The Microgel Syncro product line features more than 10 models, with cooling capacities from 16 to 56 kW and heating capacities from 12 to 24 kW. Unit on display: Microgel RSY.

 

Microgel RS Series

Frigel releases the full range of Microgel RS for injection moulding. These unique single-zone (RSM) and dual-zone (RSD) machine side temperature control units are designed for moulding throughputs ranging from 10 to 240 kg/h. The new Microgel RS range includes important advancements in temperature accuracy over the entire control range (-5 to 90°C), functionalities, pumping performance and overall energy efficiency, all key factors in high performance mould cooling applications. The RS range features additional configurations specifically designed for packaging (RSP) and extrusion (RSB). Options such as flowmeters, VFDs, return/remote temperature sensors are enabling full process control capability. Its new user interface offers a flawless experience and full connectivity and interoperability via the Frigel MiND platform. Unit on display: Microgel RSD.

 

Turbogel RB Series

The popular Frigel high performance booster TCU line is presented with upgraded digital control to allow full connectivity with MiND and other Industry 4.0 architectures. Designed with same goals and plastic process focus in mind, the Turbogel RB product range offers a wide spectrum of technical choices for productivity and process improvement for centralized cooling plants where control at the point of use is fundamental. Various equipment configurations are available including VFDs, increased heating capacities and SSR control, higher temperature ranges and customized pump selections based on mould-specific application data. Unit on display: Turbogel RBD.

 

Thermogel TDK Series

Frigel introduces advancements in its growingly popular direct injection pressurized water TCUs up to 120°C for applications in automotive, medical and any other technical moulding sectors where accuracy, repeatability and process control are fundamental for the profitability of the IMM cell. The TDK units are fully adaptable to any moulding condition and are equipped with reliable features and redundant safeties to operate over the entire temperature range. Flow meter options and connectivity to MiND or other Industry 4.0 architectures are enabling complete process monitoring and data recording. Unit on display: Thermogel TDK.

 

Centralized solutions

Heavygel 3FA Series

Frigel completes its platform of Industrial Modular Chillers (3F series) with a new integral air cooled package chiller line, the 3FA range, featuring: high efficiency screw technology with VFD option, microchannel high performance condenser, EC fans for increased part load efficiency and low ambient temperature control, low GWP refrigerant option (R-513a), wide process and ambient temperature operating ranges, modular design with factory pre-engineered piping configuration and recirculation water package option. The 3FA (air cooled integral package) offers the advantage of a quick and ready-to-deploy centralized chiller system solution, with minimal indoor equipment footprint, ideal in moderate climates, but also in cold climates when the use of water glycol mixtures is allowed. The Ecodry Dry range and the Aquagel pump and tank packages complete a fully integrated system solution with maximum cooling performance efficiency and minimal environmental impact. The 3FA range features 7 models and 3 versions with capacities ranging from 170 kW to 600 kW for centralized expandable systems with capacities up to 3,500 kW. Unit on display: Heavygel 3FA 325 VF EC.

 

Ecodry MDK Series

Frigel expands its adiabatic product family line, introducing the Ecodry MDK range, designed to allow the flexible configuration of modular adiabatic solutions for small to large plastic factories. MDK takes advantage of some of the technological advances already introduced in the LDK range (new efficient PADs, new generation of EC fans, modular design, wide and deep configuration). MDK is characterized by a high efficiency humidification system (Coolpad) and by a new generation of EC fans which, combined with a more effective dry cooler, obtain a new level of compactness in a powerful new adiabatic cooler product line. The new Ecodry MDK is designed to integrate easily into existing Ecodry 3DK systems, of which Frigel has an existing installation base of thousands of units, in addition to responding to the new needs of industries; energy efficiency, sustainability and saving of raw resources such as water. Unit on display: Ecodry MDK HC32E.

 

Netgel 3PR 4.0

The 3PR 4.0 product platform is a dedicated Frigel solution that provides complete control of Frigel central cooling systems. 3PR 4.0 control meets the needs of processors to supervise and manage the whole cooling system from a single control point. All the connected central system components are controlled via a unique control panel that has been designed specifically for Frigel systems. 3PR 4.0 is available in two versions, Lite and Premium, depending on the size of the system and the equipment to control.

Full native connectivity to MiND and its new HMI (Human Machine Interface) offer a flawless user experience and compatibility with Industry 4.0 architectures, providing easy visualization and process diagrams of the connected equipment, dashboards for main parameters, performance graphs and alarm management and history. Units on display: Netgel 3PR 4.0 Premium 110-220/50-60; Netgel 3PR 4.0 Lite Ecodry 110-220/50-60.

 

MiND

Frigel releases the MiND 2.0 platform, the evolution of its Industry 4.0 concept. MiND 2.0 is an innovative digital solution to meet the ever increasing needs of modern companies to reach Industry 4.0 and IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) standards. MiND 2.0 is now able to provide customers a perfect supervision and maintenance tool for all Frigel equipment and accessories, both central and machine-side, allowing for monitoring and management of all working parameters and events and registering performance and energy consumption of every single cooling system component through a multifunctional user interface, both locally and remotely, through a user-friendly webpage. Unit on display: MiND.

 

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