Plastic manufacturing becomes smart
A networked world also has an impact on the manufacturing industry:
Without the networking of components and values, it becomes increasingly difficult for the manufacturing industry to produce economically.
One way to manage this challenge is for example, to expand the manufacturing line to a smart factory with Industry 4.0,
where production is virtually mapped and monitored.
Digitization helps manufacturing companies manage the challenges of the highly competitive plastics market.
This makes it possible for example, to make maintenance more efficient in its own production facilities.
Because of I4.0, IoT, data mining and big data, predictive maintenance becomes possible:
Machines automatically detect when maintenance is necessary - which significantly reduces support costs.
Furthermore, Predictive Production is also possible:
The prediction how the quality will change in the next few minutes during production and which countermeasures could be taken before the failures occur and waste will be produced.