New: Plasticizing Assistant

Cylinder Module Supplies and Saves Data

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

The plasticizing assistant utilizes the memory chip data to automate computation of parameters such as plasticizing capacity and dwell times. Material processing can thus be quickly assessed and optimized. In addition to this, the plasticizing 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.