KraussMaffei is presenting a range of both new and expanded software and process optimisation solutions for plastics processors at K2016.
Within the theme of ‘Plastics 4.0’, its own take on Industry 4.0, the company will focus on intelligent machines, networked production processes and interactive services. Part of this is its new, expanded APC control system, known as ‘APC Plus’.
The expanded function of the APC system, which detects and counteracts process fluctuations caused by changing ambient conditions or fluctuating viscosity, makes it suitable for multi-component injection moulding and processing silicone, as opposed to just thermoplastic processing it was compatible with previously. The enhanced version provides numerous new, intelligent features, such as taking into account the specific behaviour of the raw material.
Additionally, the company will demonstrate integrated production, where a printed QR code on a plastic component can hold information relating to product and process data.
Find them - Hall 15, Stands B27/C24/C27/D24