Primezone H1281/… with OPC UA interface

Primezone H1281/… with OPC…

HASCO’s innovative range of Primezone H1281/… control units stands out with its exceptional control accuracy, its intuitive user interface, and its comprehensive diagnostic functions. The touchscreen display and the very latest software technologies enable simple and intuitive operation. With the three desktop versions, 6 to 48 zones can be precisely and reliably controlled and, with the floor-standing mobile version, 64 to 96 zones.

With the new software revision for the Primezone control unit, HASCO is now providing hot runner users with an OPC UA interface with EUROMAP82.2 protocol.
OPC UA is a service-oriented architecture and specifies the industrial M2M communication independently of both the producer and the platform. The communication is based on standardised Web technologies and is carried out according to the server-client principle. The OPC UA server maps the data and processes by means of nodes and references in the address space. Which data and processes are mapped has been standardised by EUROMAP as the umbrella organisation for the plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers and published under the EUROMAP 82.2 specifications. The customer has three groups of data available: general information on the control unit, status information and process data. The EUROMAP 82.2 for hot runner control units defines the OPC UA based communication with injection moulding machines.

HASCO hot runner is, with the software revision of the Primezone control units, taking the next crucial step in the direction of process automation and M2M communication to meet the demands of Industry 4.0.


Advantages for users:

  • Producer-independent communication between injection moulding machine and control unit
  • Simple connection set-up
  • High safety standards
  • Low costs
  • Control of the control unit via the machine interface
  • Automated reactions by the control unit to disruptions in the process

Alongside the OPC UA interface, the calendar function is provided as a further automation tool. In this function, the start and stop times can be defined for all weekdays, which the control unit works off cyclically. For the customer, this offers the added advantage of being able to avoid waiting times due to heating-up processes at the start of a shift.

HASCO's Primezone range of control units allows an elevated level of production reliability and stands for unique user friendliness, control accuracy and long service life.