The digital transformation is the key to success. It enables innovative, productivity-increasing machine concepts that also impress from a cost perspective. For the plastics industry, we offer digital end-to-end solutions with which you can fully utilize the potential of Industry 4.0 for your company.
Experience our automation solutions for the plastics industry at the K 2019 trade fair in Dusseldorf – the key event for your success.
Digital twin of an injection molding machine
The digital twin of an injection molding machine gives you the opportunity to experience the machine virtually, yet live, at the trade fair. The application is created using the NX Mechatronics Concept Designer with the SIMATIC Machine Simulator.
The hardware-in-the-loop simulation consists of the PC-based SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller and the SIMATIC S7-1500T Software Controller. It shows how you, as a machine manufacturer, can dramatically reduce the development time, perform virtual commissioning and use this simulation for training and service purposes, among others. The Open Controller allows customer-specific configurations and offers high system availability. With its compact and modular structure, it is ideal for flexible concepts. You benefit from an end-to-end solution from a single source and enjoy greater flexibility, efficiency and time savings. With the SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller, your plastics machine is optimally equipped for the future. In addition to the technology functionalities and the plastics applications (software library), the Open Controller with the SIMATIC S7 1500T Software Controller also supports safety functions and direct connection to the HMI and to MindSphere.
Digital Twin of a take-out-handling
Experience the digital Transformation? live – with the above-mentioned automation of the digital twin of an injection molding machine and its Take-out-handling handling. A SIMATIC S7-1500T is used as controller, and the handling is operated via a mobile HMI. The Mechatronics Concept Designer and SIMIT software programs ensure that the programmed movement of the handling takes place without collisions. In addition, they check process control for error scenarios in the machine or handling. The SIMATIC controller supports point-to-point control and path interpolation. This means that downstream processing procedures can also be realized with removal handling. The server of the controller is implemented according to the OPC UA Robotics Companion industry standard. The MindSphere app SIMATIC Machine Monitor monitors service-relevant data of the handling and visulises them.
The third member of the digital twin group: Individual dashboards for machine manufacturers.
The individual dashboards based on MindSphere offer real-time insights into real machines of our customers at the trade fair. Status, quality and production data as well as information on the machine state allow an impressive demonstration of the concept of predictive maintenance to avoid downtimes. Your advantages: greater machine availability due to optimized service planning, reduced service costs due to better guarantee management, and higher turnover due to new service offers. What's more, because you can react to negative trends early, you improve the machine performance.
Exploit potential with the plastics software library in the TIA Portal
You gain access to new possibilities with the showcase of the virtual injection molding machine. Reveal the hidden potential of your plastics machines. Experience in a special way the hardware and software components that we offer to equip production machines for the future. Discover the modular software library as a basis for the latest generation of production machines for the plastics industry.
You will be part of it when the machine reveals its performance drivers and shows you the solutions to get started in the future with the idela plastics machine. Discover the modular software library as a basis for the latest generation of machines.