Plastic extrusion template

Main features & Overview


Plastic Extrusion Template is a preconfigured application software for scalable control of a single extruder up to a complete extrusion line.

The Template provides management of a maximum of 128 temperature control zones, Master/Slave motor control with synchronism, and closed loop melt pump control.     

Innovative solutions for efficient power management have been introduced for temperature control.

Based on its many years of experience in extrusion control, Gefran has developed dedicated energy optimization controls for two phases of the extrusion process: a first Warm-up phase, with Energy Saving function, and a second Production phase, with Smart Power Manager function.

In addition to standard extrusion functions, the Template provides a series of automation functions:

  • Active and historical alarms management
  • User management
  • Recipe management (configuration and production)
  • Multilanguage management
  • Preventive maintenance management
  • Graphs for temperature and analog trends
  • Operator access log
  • Weekly clock for temperature control activation
  • Remote access
  • Connection to HMI/Scada via Modbus TCP

The Template software is open-source code for easy customization of the graphic interface and of machine control.


  • Ready to use application software
  • Completely customizable
  • Control from single extruder to complete extrusion line
  • Up to 128 temperature control zones
  • Smart power manager
  • Energy saving
  • Master/Slave motor control with synchronism
  • Closed loop melt pump control
  • Efficient load interrupt control 


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