The full range of automation solutions for injection molding machines
Because technology matters
We speak the language of your industry
Thanks to 30 years of experience in controlling injection molding machines, the experts from KEBA have acquired comprehensive knowledge of the industry and technology. As a result, we can respond to your requests in all areas quickly and competently and discuss issues with you on an equal footing in the specialist language that you are accustomed to.
Set your new standards with the KePlast i-series
The KePlast i-series is characterized by scalable hardware and a common software platform that enables maximum flexibility for all business requirements. This allows you the maximum differentiation for your competitive advantage – covering a wide range of machine types, from hydraulic and all-electric through to complex, multi-component injection molding machines with process-integrated robotics and cell automation.
Scalable range of powerful compact and modular controllers & I/Os
Wide range of HMI panels with keyboard, single- or multitouch operation
Future-proof & state-of-the-art Linux platform
Unique KePlast Application Framework
One software for all injection molding machine types
New & innovative closed-loop concepts
Smart Industry portfolio for Industry 4.0 readiness
Turnkey solutions for injection molding
Always two steps ahead – for your competitive advantage
Our customers rely on innovative automation solutions with the highest service quality and a worldwide network of highly skilled application engineers. The locally based teams will put your injection molding machines (IMM) into operation instantly and competently. They can also carry out customer-specific software adaptations quickly and effortlessly through process control optimization.
High-end design and premium technologies
The control generation of the KePlast i-series provides the highest performance in combination with the shortest cycle time. The system stands out with its European brand quality and modern design on both hardware and software.
The future-proof platform for any requirements
KEBA technologies are based on a Linux platform with a strong community. Due to its modularity and sophisticated software architecture, all KePlast controllers can be upgraded from a basic to a high-end system at any time, meeting the latest technology trends – supplemented by several functionalities and further smart assistance systems. This makes our KePlast control solutions future-proof.
The software makes the difference
The KePlast platform enables multiple communication protocol standards and interface specifications, such as OPC UA and EUROMAP. Due to its openness, any customer-specific individualization and the integration of 3rd party programs can be realized. The KePlast Application Framework with its integrated software libraries is a ready-to-use solution as well as a starting point for any requested modifications and extensions – in which the customers can bring in their technology and application know-how.
The KePlast control solutions cover a wide range of machine types, starting with standard hydraulic and all-electric through to complex, multi-component injection molding machines with process-integrated robotics and cell automation. The entire KePlast i-series is characterized by scalable hardware and a common software platform that enables maximum flexibility for all business requirements. This allows you the maximum differentiation for your competitive advantage.
The hardware of the i2000 series consists of a top-performance single-board computer with scalable performance level. I/O modules or electric drives are connected via the integrated high-speed real-time EtherCAT bus.
For hydraulic, hybrid, and all-electric injection molding machines
Scalable hardware based on Intel Atom
High-speed EtherCAT Fieldbus
12” to 15” TFT displays with a single-touch operation
Seamless integration of the KEBA drive technology including an application package for all-electric injection molding machines
Linux-based and future-proof software platform for Industry 4.0 technologies
With its high-performance control system and innovative & fast multitouch operating panel, KePlast i3000 stands out with a future-proof software platform that enables
several standards for communication protocols and interfaces, such as OPC UA and EUROMAP, etc.
For hydraulic, hybrid, all-electric, and multi-component injection molding machines
Based on Linux & ready for Industry 4.0 requirements
12”, 15”, and 18” multitouch HMI panels with established key operation
Seamless integration of KEBA drive technology via EtherCAT interface
The control solution of the i8000 series offers the very latest multitouch technology in combination with top performance. The Linux-based complete package combines state-of-the-art gesture operation with an open control platform and provides maximum individuality.
For hydraulic, hybrid, and all-electric multi-component injection molding machines as well as high tonnage injection molding machines
Active operating unit with Linux operating system
15” and 21.5” multitouch widescreen displays
The perfect solution for large-scale plastics injection molding machines and complex HMI requirements due to separated active panel
Whether a single-board computer or a complex modular system, all KePlast systems are based on a fully scalable and innovative hardware control and software platform. Besides these four highlights, we offer a comprehensive KePlast Software Framework portfolio.
Our framework is extremely portable. Programs created for one machine can also run on other KePlast controlled machines with different hardware without time-consuming adaptation.
The comprehensive range of technology functions offer various modules, such as servo valve control or mold position control.
The software is a graphical online programming interface for machine sequences. Thanks to its intuitive design, the sequence program can be adapted quickly and cost-effectively.
This user-friendly tool supports the machine manufacturer in creating the optimal control application by guiding the user through the entire configuration process up to the finished control program without requiring any programming skills.
Mastering your digital transformation
You can benefit through the partnership with KEBA – by having an expert at your side who plays a pioneering role in various areas including the integration of Linux-based technologies and other cloud-based assistance services. With innovation cycles becoming frequently shorter, the market demands a broad portfolio of new technologies that should be integrated quickly and easily. At the same time, these systems must be scalable and highly flexible.
KePlast Smart Factory
Assistance programs for increased productivity at the end-customer‘s factory
KePlast EasyNet MES monitors the machine productivity and manages its data on stationary
and mobile end-devices for small and medium-sized companies.
Deep vertical integration of production jobs via EUROMAP 77
Ensure your best factory performance and increase your information level to the highest with the full and homogenous integration of production jobs according to EUROMAP 77 – from the ERP system directly to the operator at the machine. With EasyNet, production jobs are sent in real-time to the HMI screens and the collected information of the production status is returned instantly.
KePlast Smart Technology
Future-proof technology libraries and wizzards for the machine
The complete technology libraries allow high-quality processes for sophisticated
applications. These modules enable numerous communication protocols and standards, such as OPC UA and EUROMAP. Several smart wizzards, such as KePlast MachineSequencer, support the process operator in the daily business.
Fast time-to-market thanks to field-tested technologies
"Easy-to-Use" – Expert know-how through smart assistants
Mature components based on decades of experience
KePlast Smart Engineering
User-friendly engineering and tools for the OEM’s fast machine configurations
With the ergonomic tool KePlast AppCo, the OEM customers can easily configure the machine software without any comprehensive trainings – this is also applicable for high-volume customers while implementing overall product line management workflows.
Integration of any services and communication protocols
Close partnership with our customers coordinated and collaborative developments increase the time-to-market speed
Your benefits with KePlast
With our customers, we go for a partnership-based relationship that goes far beyond project support. In perfect symbiosis, we master ever shorter product lifecycles together. In an active dialog, we jointly design the best custom solutions together. The end of the series production is not the end of our partnership. It is the beginning of a new generation of machines.
KEBA technologies are based on a Linux platform with a strong community in the background. Due to its modularity and sophisticated software architecture, all KePlast controllers can be upgraded from a basic to a high-end system at any time, meeting the latest technology trends – supplemented by several functionalities and further smart assistance systems. This makes our KePlast control solutions future-proof.
From initial consultation to system design, installation and series production support, the KEBA experts are available with their sound knowledge. Customized software adaptations to process control optimization can be done quickly and easily.
A large team of highly educated application engineers are available worldwide. The locally-based teams put your injection molding machines into operation quickly and with skill.
Our customers trust in us
KePlast i-series at a glance
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2/6 Ready for Industry 4.0 with KePlast EasyNet MES
3/6 Worldwide remote service with KePlast ServiceNet
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