New technology from Glycon takes real-time measurements of screw and barrel wear and provides data to guide processors as to when the time may be right to swap out these components.
Editorial Director, Plastics Technology
Boy says its Smart Remote Service establishes a connection between its service personnel and its molding machines via “an integrated gateway.”
Lessons learned from ongoing coronavirus pandemic should help business navigate through the next disruption.
The TwinCAT internet of things (IoT) product family can now be integrated with Siemens industrial IoT-as-a-service platform.
Arburg announced several updates for its arburgXworld digital platform including different packages and the ability to link to ERP systems and additive manufacturing technology.
Along with its IIoT partner, ei3, Milacron is now part of a working group to establish best practices for remote access methods.
Initially unveiled in Europe, the new digital manufacturing platform will be coming to the U.S. in early 2021, bringing greater speed and flexibility to quoting of injection molded, CNC machined, and 3D-printed parts.
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Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
The numbers beggar belief and the business belies description—Medical Components of America has six full-time employees, six injection machines and lights-out production that’s gone five years without shipping a bad part or missing a delivery.
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ERP platform’s remote access, real-time operations overview, and transparency into production output and customer demand help custom molder weather coronavirus.
Cincinnati Process Technologies (CPT) Partners With Predictive Maintenance Sensor and Application Supplier
CPT has joined with IoT Diagnostics to bring a slate of Industry 4.0 technologies to the plastics market.
Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic could force plastics processors to revisit technologies previously overlooked, many of which will be on display at May’s NPE2021 show. In part one of a series on emerging trends and technologies to explore during the triennial event, we look at digital manufacturing.
Digital Manufacturing Network Offers ‘Radical Transparency’ Over Multiple Processes, Providers & Continents
Fictiv now offers complete visibility of complete value chain from design upload to production, quality, shipping and pricing for metal and plastic prototypes and production parts from a “Digital Ecosystem” of 250+ partners in the U.S. and Asia.
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In Germany, work is underway to develop a standard to allow all sorts of laboratory equipment to communicate with higher-level computer systems and ultimately with manufacturing.
Self-contained inline scrap integration; medical, LSR, and packaging Cells; an MES Upgrade and more to be introduced virtually.
In a series of webinars, plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron revealed details of its M-Powered suite of Industry 4.0 tools, including expanding functionalities.
Alternative to the use of single-component batch blenders for resin inventory measurement of up to 500 different user-specified resins or flowable powders.
These four short videos provide a snapshot of what’s going on in plastics resin drying technology. Yes, there’s Industry 4.0, but also lots more to bring higher quality and efficiency to your injection molding and extrusion processes.
User-installed sensor kits are now available for use not only with Conair auxiliaries on the SmartServices platform, but with a range of competitive auxiliary equipment.
igus reports a number of recent developments in automation components.
Citing the impact of the coronavirus on the need to digitize manufacturing, Wittmann Battenfeld announced that effective April 1, newly ordered peripheral equipment complies with OPC UA communication protocols free of charge.
Going back 37 years, T&M Enterprises dared to push available technology far beyond the risk tolerance of much larger firms.
‘Social distancing’ for service technicians? Online remote servicing to the rescue!
AburgXworld portal offers both free and fee-based apps for a wide range of tasks.