Ancillaries IMPS (In Mould Pressure Sensor) System

IMPS (In Mould Pressure Sensor) System

The IMPS range and readout units have been developed specifically for accurate pressure monitoring/control in RTM and Resin Infusion moulding processes.

A range of fittings are available to allow sensors to be mounted through the surface of a composite/metal mould or into a vacuum bag.

IMPS can be used to provide in-mould feedback control to Ciject Injection machines

IMPS Sensor Options
IMPS Pressure Sensors

Robust ceramic sensor. Can be mounted in any position or orientation.
Resin can be cured directly against sensor face.
¾” BSP connection.

Please see how to specify/order for a detailed breakdown of sensor pressure ranges available.

Standard operating temperature 0°C to 80°C
High temperature versions available for use up to 120°C

Sensor Cable and connectors

25m cable and connector for connection of pressure sensor to a readout/control unit.
Note: Max temperature 80°C
Available in 10m, 25m or 40m lengths.

Ciject Sensor Extension Lead

Cable and connector to extend CIJECT sensor cable to remote IMPS sensor (if using an IMPS sensor
to control a Ciject injection/infusion machine.
Available in 3m, 10m or 25m lengths.

Vacuum Bag IMPS sensor Insert (to fit over ‘spiral’ type resin feed-line)

For fitting an IMPS (In Mould Pressure Sensor) into a vacuum bag. (Sensor supplied separately).
Designed to fit over standard ‘spiral wrap’ resin feed line.

Vacuum Bag IMPS Sensor Insert (for mounting insert on flat laminate surface)

Allows a sensor to be connected to a vacuum bag for vacuum/pressure monitoring.
Complete with integral seal and locking nut.

IMPS Pressure Sensor Mould Insert (XA-0030)

3/4” BSP metal insert for mounting into composite tools enabling a pressure sensor to be easily mounted and
de-mounted to be laminated into composite moulds.

IMPS Pressure Sensor Insert– Blanking Plug (XA-0033)

Blanking plug to block IMPS Mould Insert when not in use.

IMPS Readout Units (available with single or multiple sensor inputs)

Readout unit to provide sensor power and display pressure reading in bar.

  • 85v-240v ac supply
  • Digital LED display
  • Units available with up to 8 sensor inputs
  • Selector switch to choose which sensor output to display
  • Includes output to Ciject injection machine to allow multi-sensor control and switching
  • 3A Relay output (NO) with adjustable trigger level
  • 0-10vdc analogue outputs for data acquisition.
    RS-485 Option

  • Additional Communications module for RS 485 output.
  • Can be added to all readout units as an option.
  • Can be used for controller configuration
  • Can be used for signal output (1 channel at a time)
  • Transmission line connection: RS-485: Multidrop, 2 wire.
  • Our standard settings are: Modbus, 9.6kbps, 8bit, 1 stop bit, No parity.
  • If you require different settings please specify at point of order;
    - Supported protocols are Modbus, Compoway, Host Link (FINS)
    - Supported rates 9.6/19.2/38.4/57.6 (Kbps)
    - Communications data length: 7 or 8 bits
    - Stop bits: 1 or 2 bits
    - Parity: None, Even, Odd

  • Synchronization method: Start-stop synchronization Sensor
  • Communications baud rate: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400 or 57600 bps
  • Communications code: ASCII
     

  • Note: RS485 control software not supplied.
  • How to specify / order

    Item/Option NotesPart/option Number
    IMPS Pressure sensor
    0 to +4 Bar (Absolute) XE-0050-008
    IMPS Pressure sensor
    0 to +10 Bar (Absolute) XE-0050-011
    IMPS Pressure sensor
    0 to +6 Bar (Absolute) High Temperature 120°c
    XE-0050-0010
    IMPS Readout Units with 1 sensor input
    XE-0051
    RS-485 output option for above
    02
    IMPS Readout Units with 4 sensor inputs
    XE-0053
    RS-485 output option for above
    02
    IMPS Readout Units with 8 sensor inputs
    XE-0057
    RS-485 output option for above
    02
    3m Ciject Sensor Extension LeadTo connect sensor to Ciject Injection Machine
    XE-0059-01
    10m Ciject Sensor Extension Lead
    To connect sensor to Ciject Injection Machine
    XE-0059
    25m Ciject Sensor Extension Lead
    To connect sensor to Ciject Injection Machine
    XE-0059-02
    10m Sensor Cable and connectors
    To connect sensor to IMPS readout unit
    XE-0060
    25m Sensor Cable and connectors
    To connect sensor to IMPS readout unit
    XE-0060-01
    40m Sensor Cable and connectors
    To connect sensor to IMPS readout unit
    XE-0060-02
    Vacuum Bag IMP sensor Insert
    To fit through vacuum bag- over ‘spiral’ type resin feed-line
    XA-0351
    Vacuum Bag IMP Sensor Insert
    To fit through vacuum bag- onto flat surface
    XA-0056
    IMP Pressure Sensor Mould Insert
    To laminate into composite moulds
    XA-0030
    IMP Pressure Sensor Port Blanking Plug
    Blanking plug for above
    XA-0033

    To specify the part number for a Readout Unit including an RS-485 output option use the part number followed by a hyphen and the option number.
    E.g. XE-0053-02 IMPS Readout Unit with 4 sensor inputs + RS-485 output option.