Industry 4.0 - news on Plastech

Condition monitoring for hydraulic oil and hydraulic pumps

The challenge in maintaining and repairing injection moulding machines is to guarantee high availability while at the same time reducing costs.

Omron opens new office in Switzerland

Omron Electronics, a global leader in the field of industrial automation, has opened a new sales office in Baar (ZG), Switzerland.

Kistler boosts its Industry 4.0 offering

The Kistler Group is firmly on course for growth – and digitization. Following the acquisition of IOS GmbH last May, Kistler’s customers now benefit from one single source for everything from sensors to Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).


Tailored hot runner solutions for demanding technical parts - Industry 4.0 in the spotlight

At Fakuma 2018, HRSflow will be demonstrating the universal application of its FLEXflow technology of servo-electric driven valve gate solutions based on examples of complex, high-quality parts. Produced with the help of advanced hot runner solutions, they will range from technical parts for the automotive industry to an extremely thin-walled laptop housing and an ultra-light tool box.

All-electric PX 320 will show double IMD and IML simultaneously

Frame decoration and electronic equipment in one - and in the adjacent cavity another component that has a dead-front design. At Fakuma, KraussMaffei will show how far manufacturing integration can meanwhile go using the example of the all-electric PX 320-2000. The second exhibit, the new PX 25-55 SilcoSet, impresses with the micro-injection molding of liquid silicone (LSR).

Fanuc’s 450 ton all-electric IMM comes to Europe

Fanuc Europe will exhibit several all-electric Roboshot injection moulding machines (IMM) during Fakuma 2018 - in hall B3, on stand B3-3211. One of the main highlights is the new α-S450iA.

Gestica control system wins Red Dot Award

On 9 July 2018, the design world gathered in Essen, Germany, for the presentation of the internationally renowned "Red Dot Award" for design. These included the Gestica control system from Arburg, whose look and feel won over the 39-strong Red Dot panel of experts.

On the Road to Digitalisation with Arburg

At the Fakuma 2018 Arburg will offer trade visitors a chance to experience the future of injection moulding, both digitally and in reality, on the "Road to Digitalisation" (stand 3101, hall A3).

Flexibly produce the smallest lot sizes

At the Fakuma 2018, from October 16 to 20 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, using two innovative applications Engel Austria will demonstrate how small lot sizes can be realised with the efficiency and economy of large series.

Moretto’s automation on display at Interplast 2018

Moretto Do Brasil, daughter company of Moretto S.p.A., Italian provider of Material Handling, Drying, Blending, Heat Transfer and Size Reduction equipment, will attend Interplast 2018 in Joinville.

TIG’s new brand image

Founded over 20 years ago, Technische Informationssysteme GmbH (TIG) is now the industry leader in quality assurance and production optimization.

inject 4.0 Forum: The next dimension

Three years ago, with inject 4.0 Engel introduced its answer to the challenges of Industry 4.0. In the meantime, the terms smart machine, smart production and smart service have become established throughout the entire plastics industry, and in many areas, the smart factory has arrived in practice.

Route to smart compounding plants with the Coperion Production Control Center CPCC

With its Coperion Production Control Center (CPCC), Coperion offers compounders a clever solution for the control of compounding systems. The CPCC incorporates all the essential functions of a manufacturing execution system (MES).

Knowledge Award 2018 for Arburg

At the USU World 2018 on 7 June 2018, ARBURG received the Knowledge Award 2018 of USU GmbH for its innovative concept for the use of knowledge management technologies in service.

More than 1,400 visitors celebrated with Wittmann Battenfeld

On June 13 and 14 of this year, Wittmann Battenfeld celebrated its 10th anniversary at its Kottingbrunn facility. More than 1,400 guests accepted the company’s invitation to take part in this event and celebrated with Wittmann Battenfeld.