• Flow Monitor

Mouldflo offers an affordable manifold solution for monitoring flow and temperature of cooling circuits within a mould. The efficiency of the mould cooling circuit(s) are critical to a stable process and the manufacturing of high quality and stable parts.

The system protects your mould and improves quality by quickly identifying cooling problems and alerting you to various common cooling circuit problems, such as:

  • No water flow from the mould heater
  • Blocked waterways
  • Scale / rust build up
  • Incorrect piping

Traditionally the most common method for monitoring has been water flow regulators. Although cost effective flow regulators suffer from a number of inherent problems:

  • Bulky / delicate – have to be mounted away from the mould
  • Long pipe runs – reduced flow
  • Flow restrictions
  • Broken sight glasses
  • Do not give a true reading of flow
  • Sight glasses unreadable due to oxidation
  • High levels of maintenance

Aluminium

Constructed from custom extruded aluminium, the Mouldflo manifold is black anodised to resist corrosion. The extrusion has been designed to accommodate a linear flow path for each of the flow sensors, which is very important for accurate measurement.
The manifold has been extruded with integrated slots on two faces to allow for 'roll-in' t-nuts enabling simple and flexible mounting of the manifolds.​

The manifold has 1-1/2" BSP flow and return ports on both the top and bottom of the manifold. This allows maximum flexibility when connecting to the water supply and means that the same manifold can be used on both the fixed and moving half of the moulding machine.

​The Aluminium manifolds are available with 2 types of sensors 1-15 l/m or 2-40 l/m to match your flow requirement. The manifold is available with 4, 8 or 12 ports as standard.

The aluminium manifold is also available in a short pitch version, where the distance between channels has been reduced from 50mm to 35mm. This creates the opportunity to fit the manifold into even smaller spaces.

Both regular and short pitch manifolds are available in High Temperature (up to 120° C).

Multiple manifolds can be electronically 'daisy-chained' together to accommodate the necessary number of flow channels. The system will automatically identify 'new' manifolds and display them on the screen meaning that the system can be expanded in the future.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel manifolds are the prefered choice for clean room or medical applications.

Our stainless steel manifolds are even more compact to fit on almost any machine size.

Constructed from AISI304 Stainless Steel, the mouldflo manifolds resist corrosion. 

The Mouldflo manifold has 1" BSP flow and return ports on both the top and bottom of the manifold. This allows maximum flexibility when connecting to the water supply and means that the same manifold can be used on both the fixed and moving half of the moulding machine.

​The stainless steel manifolds are available in 2 versions:

  • 1-20 l/m sensors with 3/8" Fe-male threaded ports
  • 2-40 l/m sensors with 1/2" male threaded ports

The Mouldflo manifold is available with 4, 8 or 12 ports as standard.

It is available in a High Temperature version, which goes up to 120° C (default is 95° C).

 

The server is a compact computer with Mouldflo software installed. The compact design makes the unit fit directly inside the electrical cabinet on the injection moulding machine. The integrated VNC (virtual network computing) feature allows easy integration on the machine control, laptop or tablet via Ethernet cable.​

  • Full software accessibility
  • Graphical user interface
  • Storing and load mould settings
  • Graphs and historical data
  • Event log
  • Network ready
  • VNC ready
  • Monitor flow, pressure and
  • temperature
  • Alarm outputs
  • USB software update port
  • Display port

 

Connect the Mouldflo 15” Capacitive sensing touch panel and experience a quick response and trouble free user interface.

The Touch panel is industrial style and is equipped with VESA standard mounts.​

 

 

The Mouldflo system is equipped with a DIN-Rail mounted interface module (MFIO) – this is the hub of the system and allows the manifolds to be easily connected to external devices.

The interface module facilitates true ‘plug and play’, allowing multiple manifolds to be monitored and also enables convenient and simple connection to the touch screen, power supply, alarm signals in/out and machine communications. The module is equipped with USB and ethernet.

The data generated by the system can be fed into production monitoring systems or other ancillary devices such as hot runner controllers or the moulding machine control system using the onboard communication ports.