Injection Moulding Process Simulation
Software for the Plastics Industry
PICAT II provides a realistic processing experience for the user, without the company incurring costs for interrupting production or material wastage.
The package, which uses realistic graphics to emulate polymer processing scenarios, measures the user’s skills in setting and running an injection moulding machine. Using accurate machine simulation, the user sets and runs the machine to manufacture a product within specification by using interactive process controls to identify and troubleshoot potential faults.
A learning management system enables facilitators or supervisors to access an analysis of the skills and abilities of each user.
The simulator is designed to operate in the same way as an injection moulding machine. Users are provided with a simulated machine set up to produce a defective plastic product and are required to remedy the fault by adjusting the machine controls until it is manufactured to specification.
The learning management system enables the facilitator or supervisor to assess the strengths and areas for development of users, by reviewing the action taken to correct the fault in terms of time taken, scrap produced and other faults caused through incorrect adjustments to settings.
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