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T.I.G. at Interplastica 2018

T.I.G. at Interplastica 2018
Solutions for digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are of critical importance for plastics processors worldwide. Adherence to schedules, cost reduction and resource optimization are requirements that modern manufacturing companies have to face these days, in order to better survive a world of digital upheaval. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) play a key role in the factory of the future.

“authentig” is the modular MES-solution for the plastic processing industry. More than 300 customers from the automotive industry, medical technology, electrical and packaging industry rely on the innovative industry solution of T.I.G. with over 10.000 networked injection moulding machines, rubber machines or recycling machines.

Focal point: “smart production - solutions”

“You can really sense the increasing interest in MES”, says Wolfgang Frohner, CEO of Technische Informationssysteme GmbH. At the touch of a button, cockpits customised for specific industries give authentig MES users access to real-time productivity, delivery data and quality information throughout the enterprise. By providing an optimal link between the ERP system and production, authentig integrates all manufacturing-specific data in a single system, thus driving measurable improvements in productivity, reducing the number of rejects and enabling high-quality process documentation.

Smart solutions for increased quality and economy

Tailored to the specific requirements of the injection moulding industry, authentig offers particularly deep vertical data integration, down to the level of individual cavities. The software creates transparency in order, for example, to optimally utilise the available capacity of a machine park, or to correlate productivity ratios with economic goals. The MES has a modular structure and can be precisely adapted to the individual requirements of the processor.

“Energy” is the most recent authentig module. Not only does it make the energy consumption of individual consumers in the injection moulding operation transparent, but it also reliably caps peaks in the power demand. This is made possible by defining situational consumption limits for each individual consumer, and then dynamically allocating the pre-defined power amounts to the consumers. This intelligent hall management can thus help to significantly reduce the energy costs for the machine pool.

Smart factory becomes reality

“In the future, plastics processors will have an easy option for setting up communication between injection moulding machines, peripheral devices and the MES,” says Frohner. “They will no longer need special solutions for this.”authentig MES meets all Industry 4.0 requirements, ideally supporting the implementation of forward-looking technologies such as Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and Software as a Service. Deploying authentig makes the smart factory a reality. It connects employees, intelligent warehousing systems, machine components and robots. This active machine communication simplifies value creation processes. Manufacturing planning and operational data are organised in a flexible, simple and scalable way to support task-oriented distribution. Innovative driver technology ensures trouble-free machine connections. authentig impresses with state-of-the-art design and an uncomplicated, intuitive user interface.

As a pioneer and development partner, T.I.G. is the first MES provider to offer software for testing and validating the new EUROMAP-77 interface, which machine manufacturers can download free of charge.

Source: T.I.G.