John Christiano to Present at Plastics Extrusion World Expo 2019

Davis-Standard’s John Christiano, Vice President of Extrusion Technology, will speak about the latest trends in extruder instrumentation on the afternoon of May 9, during the Plastics World Extrusion Expo in Cleveland, in the film and sheet theatre.  In addition to Christiano’s presentation, Davis-Standard and Maillefer will exhibit at booth C429.

“Over the past few years, technical trends have significantly impacted productivity and profitability within our industry,” said Christiano. “Two movements currently underway, IIoT and Industry 4.0, are improving and transforming processes by implementing systems and strategies that take advantage of digital technology. I look forward to discussing this topic, specifically how we are instrumenting extruders to support preventative and predictive maintenance.”

Christiano’s presentation is entitled, “Instrumenting Your Extruder for the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, with a Focus on Predictive and Preventative Maintenance.” He will focus on how Davis-Standard is making machine level improvements in terms of extruder instrumentation and diagnostic algorithms to support predictive and preventative maintenance. Digital trends in control system instrumentation, communication, data collection and monitoring will be reviewed. Christiano will highlight two examples showing how existing and additional instrumentation along with newly developed algorithms can be used to identify electrical and mechanical issues in specific extruder components.

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About Davis-Standard, LLC: Davis-Standard, LLC  headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology. Davis-Standard systems encompass over 10 product lines to support manufacturing applications and customers within every major industry. This includes the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, energy, electronics, food and beverage packaging, and retail industries, among others. With more than 1,350 employees worldwide and a network of independent sales agents and suppliers in nearly every country, Davis-Standard is committed to engineering systems that are cost effective, environmentally friendly, and offer a high return on investment. The company has manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.