Plas.TV on the Efficiency Arena 2018

Focusing on digital transformation

The main focus at the Technology Days 2018 Efficiency Arena was on digital transformation. Plastics news channel Plas.TV spoke with the three ARBURG managing directors about the highlights and future of digitalisation.

"At ARBURG, we not only see digitalisation as a product and service, but also intend to implement a change throughout the entire company," emphasised Jürgen Boll, Managing Director Finance, Controlling and IT. Also of interest in the future is the opportunity to work with a "digital twin" - the virtual simulation of a real machine.

In the Efficiency Arena 2018, each of the six new assistance packages were presented at a separate station. These actively support the operation of ALLROUNDERs with a SELOGICA or GESTICA control system. "This allows machine operators to produce plastic parts very efficiently, regardless of their qualifications," explains Heinz Gaub, Managing Director Technology & Engineering. Gerhard Böhm, Managing Director Sales, puts the benefit to the customer in a nutshell: "ARBURG is now making six assistance systems available as digital products that will generate even more profit."

Customer magazine "today" issue 67, p. 7-10, "Efficiency Arena: Focus on digital transformation"; (PDF - 5,4 MB)