What tests are appropriate to ensure acceptable performance on the pultrusion line?
Pull Force can typically be measured in real time using a programmable logic controller (PLC) configured to the pulling equipment.
Line Speed can be measured in real time using a PLC. Or, it can simply be calculated as an average line speed, based on the number of linear feet/meters produced during the trial time period. It is recommended this time period begin once reaching a steady state in production.
Die wear/life can also be assessed using precise measurement equipment. Please consult Chem-Trend for more information and methods for evaluation, specific to your application.