It was great to see all that attended The Clemson Operators Forum this year. We had a great time and enjoyed the fellowship and conversations.

Nat Wolfe

Pete Stamey

Pete McGinnis

 


 

PugMaster® Optima 

…now with  Flex-Ratio 

A culmination of years of experience in the Brick Industry and state of the art, globally accessible automation technology.

EH Wright Co has teamed with Rockwell Automation to provide the most technologically sound and globally supportable control system in the industry for the extrusion process.

The Optima’s roots are firmly planted in what all PugMaster controllers have brought to the extrusion process.  Excellent column temper and rate control by accurately controlling the raw material moisture content and feed rate.  It builds on previous PugMaster’s ability to measure returns material and compensate raw material feed to provide ‘Total Feed Control’ for a more consistent extrusion rate.  With up to eight (8) ratioed additives with optional Flex-Ratio control, your recipes for different brick are virtually limitless.  There is also a built-in Ethernet Modem, which means Real-Time Remote Diagnostics are never more than a phone call away.

In addition to the standard Optima, we offer a CE (Condensed Edition) version for simpler applications and an Embedded version for existing control systems.  Please ask for more details.

BENEFITS

  • Ø      Consistent Column for Improved Setting
  • Ø      Consistent Extrusion Rates
  • Ø      Reduced Down Time
  • Ø      Repeatable Batches
  • Ø      Reduced Drying Time and Cost

FEATURES

  • Ø      Column Temper Control via Moisture
  • Ø      Raw Feed Rate Control (material feeder)
  • Ø      Total Feed Rate Control (returns compensation)
  • Ø      Eight (8) Additive Controls (dry or liquid) w/Flex-Ratio
  • Ø      Flex-Ratio (variable ratio additive control) Option
  • Ø      Liquid Additive Water Compensation w/Percent Solids Compensation
  • Ø      Six (6) Miscellaneous Analog Outputs for the Retransmission of Process Variables
  • Ø      Trending (Real-Time & Historical)
  • Ø      Recipe Management
  • Ø      User Management w/Auto Logout
  • Ø      Remote Control via Ethernet
  • Ø      Remote Diagnostics via Ethernet Modem or VPN
  • Ø      Universal Analog Inputs and Outputs


REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS

With Remote Diagnostics, EH Wright Co’s qualified staff is standing by to assist you when problems arise.  Whether it is a simple system configuration issue or a process problem, we are here to help.

 

PRODUCT COMPARISONS

 

Optima

Optima

Embedded*

OptimaCE

Optima EmbeddedCE**

Mositure Control

P

P

P

P

Raw Feed Control

P

P

P

P

Returns Compensation

P

P

 

 

Number of Additive Loops

8

8

1

1

Flex-Ratio Option Available

P

P

 

 

Number of Misc Inputs

6

6

3

3

Number of Misc Outputs

6

6

3

3

Trending

Historical

Historical

Real-Time Only

Real-Time Only

Recipe Management

P

P

 

 

User Management

P

P

P

P

Remote Control

P

P

P

P

Remote Diagnostics

P

P

P

P

Universal Analog I/O

P

P

P

P

* Requires 750K of memory in Logix-based Controller and FactoryTalk View SE HMI

** Requires 750K of memory in Logix-based Controller and PanelView Plus 1000 or larger HMI

The OptimaCE is a reduced function set of the Optima, which makes it well suited for non-complex extrusion applications and reclaimers.  The Optima Embedded and Optima EmbeddedCE are both designed to run in your Allen-Bradley Logix based PLC and Rockwell Software FactoryTalk View applications.