Point energy technology aims to offer low-cost component level energy monitoring, providing actionable insights that reduce your energy costs and optimise your manufacturing processes.
Reduced energy consumption /Reduced Maintenance /Reduce Machine Downtime
Increased productivity /Increased product quality
Analog input module
Voltage and current module
Relay signal module
Digital input/output module
Protocol converter module
Abeykoon, C, Martin, P, J, Li, K and Kelly, A, L “Dynamic Modelling of Die Melt Temperature Profile in Polymer Extrusion: Effects of Process Settings, Screw Geometry and Material.” (2014) Applied Mathematical Modelling, DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2013.08.004, Vol 38, pp 1224-1236, 2014.
Abeykoon, C, Martin, P, J, Li, K, Kelly, A, L, Brown, E, C, and Coates, P, D “Melt temperature consistency during polymer extrusion.” (2014) Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Research Online, DOI: 10.2417/spepro.005245.
Chamil Abeykoon, Peter J. Martin, Adrian L. Kelly, Kang Li, Elaine C. Brown, Phil D. Coates “Investigation of Temperature Homogeneity of Fully Developed Melt Flow in Polymer Extrusion” (2014) Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 54, No. 10, pp. 2430-2440
Chamil Abeykoon, Adrian L. Kelly, Elaine C. Brown, Javier Vera-Sorroche, Phil D. Coates, Ken B. Howell, Eileen Harkin-Jones, Jing Deng, Kang Li, Mark Price “Investigation of the Process Energy Demand in Polymer Extrusion: A Review and an Experimental Study” (2014) Applied Energy, Vol. 136, pp. 726-737
Chamil Abeykoon, Adrian Kelly, Javier Vera-Sorroche, Elaine Brown, Phil Coates, Jing Deng, Kang Li, Eileen Harkin-Jones, Mark Price “Process Efficiency in Polymer Extrusion: Correlation between the Energy Demand and Melt Thermal Stability” (2014) Applied Energy, Vol. 135, pp. 560-571
Jing Deng, Kang Li, Eileen Harkin-Jones, Mark Price, Nayeem Karnachi, Minrui Fei, Adrian Kelly, Javier Vera-Sorroche, Phil Coates, Elaine Brown “Low-cost process monitoring for polymer extrusion” (2014) Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 382-390
Abeykoon, C, Martin, P, J, Kelly, A, L, Li, K, Brown, E, C and Coates, P, D “Investigation of Temperature Homogeneity of Fully Developed Melt Flow in Polymer Extrusion. ” (2013) Polymer Engineering & Science, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/pen.23784.
Vera-Sorroche, A.L. Kelly, E.C. Brown, T. Gough, C. Abeykoon, P.D. Coates, J. Deng, K. Li, N. Karnachi, E. Harkin-Jones and M. Price “The effect of melt viscosity on thermal efficiency for single screw extrusion of HDPE.” (2013) Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2013.12.025.
Liu, Xueqin, Li, K and McAfee, M “Dynamic grey-box modelling for online monitoring of extrusion viscosity” (2012) Polymer Engineering & Science, 1-10, February 2012, DOI: 10.1002/pen.23080.
Vera-Sorroche, J, Kelly, A, Brown, W, Coates, P, Karnachi, N, Harkin-Jones, E, Li, K, and Deng, J “Thermal optimisation of polymer extrusion using in-process monitoring techniques” (2012) Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2013, Pages 405-413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2012.04.013.
Liu, Xueqin, Li, K, McAfee, Marion and Deng, Jing “Application of nonlinear PCA for fault detection in polymer extrusion processes” (2011) Neural Computing and Applications, 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-011-0581-y.
Abeykoon, C, Li, K, McAfee, M, Martin, P J, Niu, Q, Kelly, A L and Deng J “A new model based approach for the prediction and optimization of thermal homogeneity in single screw extrusion” (2011) Control Engineering Practice, 19 (8), pp 862-874, 2011.
Abeykoon, C, McAfee, M, Li, K, Martin, P J and Kelly, A L “Inferential monitoring and simulation of the effects of screw disturbance torque dynamics in single screw extrusion” (2011) Journal of Materials Processing Technology, doi: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2011.05.002, 2011.
Liu, X, Li, K, McAfee, M and Deng, J “Polymer Extrusion Process Monitoring Using Nonlinear Dynamic Model-based PCA. ” (2012) In The 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control (UKACC control 2012), Cardiff, UK, 2012, pp. 7-12.
Abeykoon, Chamil, Li, Kang, Martin, Peter J and Kelly, Adrian L “Modelling of melt pressure development in polymer extrusion: effects of process settings and screw geometry” (2011) ICMIC Int Conf 2011, Shanghai, China, June 2011, pp 180-185.
Abeykoon, C, McAfee, M, Li, K, Kelly, A L, and Brown, E C “Monitoring the effect of operating conditions on melt temperature homogeneity in single-screw extrusion” (2010) ANTEC Tech. papers, pp 1799-1806, South Florida, USA, 16-20 May.
Liu, Xueqin, Li, K, McAfee, Marion and Deng, Jing “‘Soft-sensor’ for real-time monitoring of melt viscosity in polymer extrusion process” (2010) 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 15-17, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, pp 3469-3474.
Liu, Xueqin, Li, K, McAfee, Marion and Deng, Jing “Improved Nonlinear PCA Based on RBF Networks and Principal Curves” (2010) Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6328, Life System Modeling and Intelligent Computing, Pages 7-15. 2010 International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation & 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable
Abeykoon, C, McAfee, M, Li, K, Martin, P J, Deng, J and Kelly, A L “Modelling the effects of operating conditions on motor power consumption in single screw extrusion” (2010) Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6329, Life System Modeling and Intelligent Computing, Pages 9-20. 2010 International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation & 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable
Abeykoon, C, Li, K, McAfee, M, Martin, P, J, Deng, J, Kelly, A, L “Modelling the effects of operating conditions on die melt temperature homogeneity in single screw extrusion” (2010) UKACC International Control Conference, Coventry, UK, pp 42-47.
Abeykoon, C, McAfee, M, Thompson, S, Li, K, Kelly, A L and Brown, E C “Investigation of torque fluctuations in extrusion through monitoring of motor variables” (2009) PPS Europe/Africa regional meeting, Paper 22-O, Larnaca, Cyprus, 18-21 October.
ICURe funding for customer discovery and market validation, Dr Jing Deng and Prof Kang Li, link
2013-2015, Proof of Concept (PoC) project, “Integrating energy efficiency monitoring, control and optimization for plastics industry”. Invest Northern Ireland and European Regional Development Fund, Prof Kang Li