Polymer Training Facilities

The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre, at Stafford Park 4 in Telford,  is a technical training and consultancy business owned by City of Wolverhampton College.

The centre specialises in providing injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion training and has an extensive range of industry-standard equipment including: 

Engel 80T
Tiebarless machine
Direct Locking machine

Ferromatic K-TEC 110
Mono Sandwich capability
Direct Locking machine

Husky H90 RS40-35
Hyelectric fast cycling
Block and lock

Fanuc S – 2000 i30B 30 Tonne locking force
all electric Injection Moulding machine

Fanuc α – S150iA 
A 150 Tonne clamping force all electric Injection Moulding machine

Arburg Allrounder
420 C 1000-290 Golden edition
100 tonne locking force
Fitted with Kistler Temperature and pressure sensing equipment

Krupp Kautex KEB3
Mono-layer, twin parison, continuous extrusion blow moulding machine. Gravimetric blending and mixing system

Uniloy Milacron BW 1500 EL
Multi-layer, twin parison, continuous extrusion blow moulding machine. Gravimetric blending and mixing system

Formech 508 DT (sponsored by Formech)
Forming area of 400 x 260sq mm

Material Handling
Hopper loaders suppliede by Summit Systems
Conveyors from MB
Granulators supplied by Summit Systems (3)
Gravimetric blenders supplied by Summit Systems

Material Drying
Maguire low pressure dryer
Vacuum dryer
Rotor Wheel Dryers supplied by Summit Systems

Tri Cool Portable Chiller
Compac series 2000

Mould Temperature Control
Regoplas & Tool-Temp Units
Mold Masters Hot Runner Controls
x2 HB Therm Mould Temperature Controllers

Lifting Equipment
Pelloby – Radio Controlled Triple Beam (each 2 tonne load capacity) powered by overhead crane.

Test Equipment
Melt flow index tester
Tensile Tensometer

Vismec Centralised Material Drying & Feeding system – supplied and installed by Summit Systems
Capable of conveying 6 different raw materials across 7 different moulding machines
Bespoke to PTIC the various controls can be adjusted remotely via WiFi access

Training Facilities

Process Simulation Software for the Injection and Blow Moulding Processes

PICAT II provides a realistic processing experience for the user, without the company incurring costs for interrupting production or material wastage.

The package, which uses realistic graphics to emulate polymer processing scenarios, measures the user’s skills in setting and running a polymer processing machine.

Using accurate machine simulation, the user sets and runs the machine to manufacture a product within specification by using interactive process controls to identify and troubleshoot potential faults.

A learning management system enables facilitators or supervisors to access an analysis of the skills and abilities of each user.

The simulator is designed to operate in the same way as a polymer processing machine. 
Users are provided with a simulated machine set up to produce a defective plastic product and are required to remedy the fault by adjusting the machine controls until it is manufactured to specification.
The learning management system enables the facilitator or supervisor to assess the strengths and areas for development  of users, by reviewing the action taken to correct the fault in terms of time taken,  scrap produced and other faults caused through incorrect adjustments to settings.
To find out more call  01952 610101 or   us at ptic@wolvcoll.ac.uk