WITTMANN BATTENFELD and MPDV Mikrolab GmbH cooperate in MES

The WITTMANN Group is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of injection molding machines, robots and peripheral equipment for the plastics industry. Headquartered in Vienna/Austria, the WITTMANN Group consists of two main divisions, WITTMANN BATTENFELD and WITTMANN, which operate 8 production facilities in 5 countries, including more than 33 direct subsidiary offices located in all major plastics markets around the world.

WITTMANN BATTENFELD focuses on independent market growth in the manufacturing of state-of-the art injection molding machines and process technology, providing a modern and comprehensive range of machinery in a modular design that meets the actual and future requirements of the plastic injection molding market.

WITTMANN’s product range includes robots and automation systems, material handling systems, dryers, gravimetric and volumetric blenders, granulators, mold temperature controllers and chillers. With this comprehensive range of peripheral equipment, WITTMANN can provide plastics processors with solutions that cover all production requirements, ranging from autonomous work cells to integrated plant-wide systems.

The syndication of the WITTMANN Group has led to connectivity between all product lines, providing the advantage plastics processors have been looking for in terms of a seamless integration of injection molding machines, automation and auxiliary equipment – all occurring at a progressive rate.

MPDV Mikrolab GmbH based in Mosbach / Germany develops modular manufacturing execution systems (MES), drawing on 40 years of project experience in production environments. MPDV offers MES products, MES services and complete MES solutions. The company currently employs more than 330 people at a total of ten locations in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, China and the USA: Users from various industries, such as metal processing, plastics and medical technology, already benefit from more than 1,000 installations of the multiple award-winning MES solutions from MPDV: They include medium-sized manufacturing companies as well as major international groups. As a TOP100 company, MPDV ranks among the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.

Flexible, clear OEE evaluation for several machines in MES HYDRA (Source: MPDV Mikrolab GmbH)

Fig. 2: Flexible, clear OEE evaluation for several machines in MES HYDRA (Source: MPDV Mikrolab GmbH)