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 that the quality develops in the next few minutes during production and that countermeasures are taken before the failures and waste happens
and will be produced.