Smart intelligence for more transparency
At the numerous Expert Corners at the ENGEL stand, trade fair visitors can also experience how digitalisation can enhance quality and efficiency in production planning and service, too. The focuses there include authentig, e-connect.monitor and e-connect.expert view.
TIG authentig, the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) by ENGEL subsidiary TIG, networks all injection moulding machines and production cells within a company to ensure a high degree of transparency. This means that, for example, the machinery capacities can be optimally utilised or productivity indicators very easily correlated with economic objectives. The biggest strength of TIG authentig: the software is tailored to the specific requirements of the injection moulding industry down to the last detail.
e-connect.monitor makes it possible to monitor the condition of critical components in injection moulding machines during on-going operation, and calculate the remaining service life. The aim is to prevent unplanned system shutdowns and minimise downtimes in the case of planned work such as the installation of spare parts. ENGEL is bringing two modules from this solution to Plastimagen: condition monitoring for plasticising screws and the hydraulic oil.
e-connect.expert view enables the use of live videos in online support and remote maintenance. ENGEL supports video telephony both via smartphones and tablets and using augmented reality (AR) glasses. The only pre-requisite is an internet connection. The ENGEL service technician sends the customer a link to the e-connect.expert platform to start the collaborative work immediately. Some three quarters of all urgent service cases can be resolved remotely with the help of live videos. Troubleshooting times are reduced by 70 percent.
ENGEL at Plastimagen 2022: stand 813