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The key requirements of plastics processors in the implementation of Industry 4.0 are production efficiency, flexibility, automation, availability and quality. At K 2016, the KraussMaffei Group’s three brands will be showing how these requirements can be implemented efficiently and the advantages they bring. The fair’s Plastics 4.0 focus will be on the latest developments and products in the three areas of Intelligent Machines, Integrated Production und Interactive Services.

A typical example of an intelligent machine in KraussMaffei injection moulding technology is the APC (Adaptive Process Control) function. It recognizes process fluctuations, which can be caused by changing environmental conditions or fluctuating viscosity, and independently adopts counteractive measures. The APC Plus version that KraussMaffei will be showcasing at K 2016 is an extension with many new features. 

Integrated Production symbolizes seamless networked production, in which the individual machines and components communicate with each other and control processes accordingly. At K 2016 KraussMaffei will be presenting live a new open system for the acquisition, analysis and documentation of high-resolution process data in injection moulding production and upstream and downstream processes. Data exchange allows plant downtime to be reduced and productivity consistently increased. At the same time, product quality is improved and documented. Seamless, standardized communication between injection moulding machine and central host computer is another fundamental requirement for the implementation of Industry 4.0. That is why KraussMaffei is playing a leading role in revising Euromap 63, the standardized interface for data exchange with injection moulding machines.

Interactive Services for their part are synonymous with a quick and global service. The KraussMaffei Group will be presenting a new central E-Service Platform at K 2016.

Fewer rejects, greater productivity: the APC function offers the operator valuable support.

Efficiently networked: KraussMaffei injection moulding machines and peripherals


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