Industry 4.0: individualised toy buggiesAt the NPE 2015, Arburg will demonstrate its practical capabilities with regard to the topical subject of Industry 4.0 using an electric Allrounder 370 E, based on the example of a toy buggy. The Arburg host computer system (ALS) is of central importance here, networking various independent stations, recording all the parameters and transmitting them to a web server.
First of all, a personalised chip card is read in by the Selogica control system of the production cell. During the following cycle, the corresponding buggy is injection moulded and an individual code is applied onto its roof by laser. A linear Multilift Select robotic system performs handling and assembly of the buggy, and removes it from the machine via a chute. Next, the toy car can be checked, e.g. for correct operation. The code on each individual buggy can be read out using a mobile device. It leads to a part-related web page containing all the process data for the moulded part. All the work steps are seamlessly documented, error-free. This ensures transparent, 100 percent traceable production.