We find that some customers who started with cavity pressure on the eDART tend to use it only on molds that have sensors in them. As a corollary to tips # 117 and # 118 (data and part sampling) and tip # 73 (machine values the eDART computes) you find that the eDART makes a record of every shot made. Even without cavity pressure sensors this data includes the machine was doing. Diagnosing root cause requires that this data be saved. Even without cavity pressure sensors you can find material variation (viscosity changes, screw run time), machine performance changes (fill time, pressures, times etc.) or process tampering.


On every machine that has an eDART ensure that the job (the correct job) is running for every mold, regardless of whether it has sensors or not.


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