The RJG Newsletter ~ January 2008

RJG's 2008 Summer/Fall Training Schedule has been released. Click here to see a schedule of all classes scheduled for 2008.


RJG Now Offers Regional Public Training
Upcoming locations are:


Systematic Molding I:
March 4-6, 2008 Caguas, Puerto Rico (Spanish)
March 11-13, 2008 Ogden, UT
March 12-14, 2008 Grand Rapids, MI
(Grand Rapids Community College)
GRCC Contact: Elleena Chrzan 616-234-3382
May 13-15, 2008 Lees Summit, MO
June 10-12, 2008 KY
June 24-26, 2008 NC

Please contact training@rjginc.com for more details or call
231-947-3111x 175


FREE On-Line Assessment Testing

A good first step in deciding where to start with training is for you or your staff to take our on-line Assessment Test. We will then help to determine the best training strategy for you and your organization. If a company plans to test more than 4 individuals, please contact the RJG training department to arrange for company-wide scoring.


Interactive Training - Info Links
A. Routsis Associates is now a division of RJG, which has allowed us to integrate interactive web based and CD ROM training with RJG's hands on training courses. Visit these informative links about interactive training courses.

Basic Interactive Training Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
What Managers Need to Know

Inquire about training in
Spanish & Mandarin Chinese!


Early Bird Discount
RJG offers a 10% Early Bird Discount on any public training course that is paid in full by credit card, 90 days prior to the start of the course. Upcoming courses eligible for the Early Bird Discount are:


Systematic Molding I

May 11-13, 2008 Payment due by February 13
June 10-12, 2008 Payment due by March 10
June 24-26, 2008 Payment due by March 24


Master Molder I
June 2-13, 2008 Payment due by March 13

Master Molder II
May 5-16, 2008 Payment due by February 5

For information contact our Training Coordinators at training@rjginc.com or 231-947-3111 ext.175.


RJG is looking for Customer Input
A main initiative at RJG this year is to work with our customers to get 95% of the eDARTs in the field fully implemented. RJG is looking for comments or suggestions as to how we can improve our equipment or the process of implementing our equipment. We'd love to hear from you.


RJG Articles Online
RJG has written numerous articles for plastics industry magazines. These articles can now be viewed by browsing to the Tech Resources page of the RJG web site or by clicking this direct link.


More Info Links...
RJG Training Schedule
Contact the RJG Training Department

RJG Articles Online

CURRENT SOFTWARE UPDATES

Download eDART Software 8.5
RJG has completed a round of upgrades to their eDART System™ software. The additional software features for the eDART Software 8.5 are:

Auto-Set Fill Volume
The Auto-Set Fill Volume is an improved method of establishing a fill volume without user input.

Excessive Rejects Tool
The system can generate a signal in response to a user specified number of reject cycles.

RJG's eDART customers can download the latest software updates directly from our web site. If you have any questions contact Customer Support.


NEW PRODUCTS

eDART Extended Cycle Time Tool
The Extended Cycle Time Tool was created in response to the occasional need for eDART users to go over the
eDART's standard 4 minutes and 20 seconds cycle time. This particularly benefits large, thick walled applications as well as lens molding. With this tool eDART users are now able to run molding cycles up to 35 minutes long. This user friendly tool is available for $995 per eDART.


New Data Extractor Tool
RJG has developed new user software that dramatically simplifies data transfer from the eDART to a Windows PC, along with the ability to move mold configurations, templates, etc. from eDART to eDART.

The eDART Data Extractor can easily detect and connect to stand alone eDARTs using a simple Ethernet cross over cable between your computer and the eDART. There is no need to change network addressing on either your computer or the eDART. It can also be launched by the System Overview application in configurations where several eDARTs are networked together. When transferring data or configuration files the eDART Data Extractor knows exactly what files to handle for whatever you are trying to do. There is no need to select individual files, simply select the mold you are interested in.


Email Notification Software
Alert
is an efficient and simple to use alert system that notifies users when their machines are not operating within optimal parameters, enabling them to respond quickly to problems that might not get noticed otherwise.  Based on their preferences, users are notified by e-mail when: a machine is down during a run, a machine creates reject parts, and/or a machine creates suspect parts.

With cell phones and pagers that accept e-mail messages, you can be completely mobile, and still be in touch with your molding machines. You have the ability to restrict duplicate e-mails by setting a time limit for receiving alerts when duplicate events happen.

For monitoring on a plant wide level, Alert can be installed and customized, allowing the plant to be split into cells. Supervisors and technicians only receive alerts for issues in their specified area. For more information on Alert click here.


eDART flx
RJG re-introduces the eDART flx system for molders looking for an affordable, entry level system that provides automated part containment. The eDART flx gives users the ability to view in-cavity behavior such as pressure and temperature, in order to detect short shots before the mold opens. Data collected from the eDART flx allows processors to set alarm bands to catch short shots and contain them. The software can be set to control the timing of conveyors, flippers or robots, eliminating the need to manually sort each part. The eDART flx will be sold for under $5,000, making it the most affordable system on the market today!
Find out more.


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