Quick lessons from the control unit displayAt Fakuma 2018, Engel is taking another major step forwards in development by offering tutorials, which are directly available on the CC300 control unit, meaning that they can be taken straight from the workstation. The aim of these quick lessons is to support the system operator with unlocking the full potential of the injection moulding machines and systems solutions, without them needing to spend a great deal of time in training sessions or doing online research. The tutorials ensure that all employees in the factory are always brought up to the same level of knowledge.
As soon as a machine operator logs on to the machine, they are automatically notified, for example, if an update has been installed during their absence. In this case, they can turn to a tutorial to learn about the changes and new features in a highly efficient way. Users themselves can decide whether to start the tutorial immediately, watch any time later or not at all, in case they have already been briefed by other means.
The tutorials cover a wide range of topics, from guidance on new features to frequently asked questions like how to enhance quality or save time. The "Save Time" category includes tutorials like menu-guided mould set-up, while users can find information on the iQ weight control software under "Quality Improvement".
Across a limited number of pages, the Engel tutorials contain many pictures and graphics, but only a small amount of text. Studies have shown that this is the fastest way to take in new information and the best method for keeping it memorised.
Visitors to the Engel stand at Fakuma can click through the tutorials live and learn even more about the CC300 control unit’s new features. Along with the control panels at the machinery exhibit, there will also be a dedicated Expert Corner to provide assistance. In addition, all the tutorials will be available to the users of Engel machines and systems solutions at any time and in any location via the Engel customer portal e-connect.