More transparency in production planning
| Petra Rehmet
MaXecution live at Chinaplas
Intelligent Industry 4.0 solutions are front and center at the KraussMaffei trade show appearance at Chinaplas in Shangahi. One higlight is the new MaXecution - a MES system which ensures more transparency and reliability in procution planning.
The new MaXecution is a manufacturing execution system (MES) specifically tailored to the demands of small and medium-sized injection molding companies. The new MaXecution, which KraussMaffei is presenting for the first time to their customers in China at Chinaplas, creates more transparency in production using productivity indicators concerning, for instance, overall equipment effectiveness, mold management and resources and statistics on machines and rejects.
The new MaXecution from KraussMaffei is based on the well-known HYDRA MES from MPDV Mikrolab GmbH (MPDV), the MES provider from Mosbach, Germany. It is offered in three stages of expansion. In this way, the customer can decide how many MES functionalities are needed based on the customer's individual requirements. If the customer requires additional functions beyond these services, the option is available to switch to the HYDRA by MPDV at any time. "With the new MaXecution and in collaboration with our partner MPDV, we support our customers in the long term on the path to digital, paperless production and offer them customized solutions for better utilization of their machine pool as well as for increasing their overall equipment effectiveness", explains Jörg Wittgrebe, Vice President of Sales, Injection Molding Machine Department at KraussMaffei China.
At the KraussMaffei trade show booth at Chinaplas, visitors can witness live how the manufacturing data for the injection molding process is recorded and evaluated. In addition, KraussMaffei will provide information on useful MES functions in plastics processing in several brief presentations each day.
China also focus on „smart factory“
Industry 4.0 is an important topic concerning customers in China. The motivation for implementing Industry 4.0 is certainly increasing wages or maybe the desire for seamless documentation and tracking, such as in the automotive industry. "This is a great opportunity for us to position ourselves as a premium manufacturer because Industry 4.0 requires both first-class machines and correspondingly high-performance automation, control systems and interfaces.", adds Wittgrebe.
KraussMaffei at Chinaplas
April 24 - 27, 2018