Plas.TV at the K 2016
As part of the film series "K 2016: The countdown is running!", a joint project between the VDMA and Plas.TV, the most innovative machine and plant manufacturers offered an insight into their Industry 4.0 activities. Managing Directors Gerhard Böhm and Heinz Gaub presented the highlights of the leading international trade fair on behalf of ARBURG.
"Our injection moulding machines have many production efficiency features and, for us, production efficiency means using Industry 4.0 elements," says Gerhard Böhm, illustrating his point with a specific turnkey example. Heinz Gaub explains: "Industry 4.0 means that information and production technology come together in our customers' injection moulding shops, forming a cyberphysical production system." A smart machine, a higher-level host computer system as well as interfaces and information logs all interact for this purpose.