New: plasticising assistant

Cylinder module supplies and saves data

The idea behind the plasticising assistant is to take the cylinder module, which is a key machine component, and make into ‘smart’ by integrating a memory chip. This way, the machine will ‘know’ the plasticising it is performing, enabling active user assistance and targeted maintenance.

The plasticising assistant utilises the memory chip data to automate computation of parameters such as plasticising capacity and dwell times. Material processing can thus be quickly assessed and optimised. In addition to this, the plasticising assistant writes module and process history data to the memory chip, for example operating hours or cylinder module throughput. On the one hand, this facilitates on-demand maintenance (required for predictive maintenance) and on the other, makes troubleshooting simpler for service personnel.