In the age of industry 4.0 (I4.0), injection molding machine manufacturers (IMM manufacturers) face a number of challenges: The market demands a broad technology portfolio that must be integrated quickly and reliably. These systems must also be agile, sustainable and powerful. The automation specialist KEBA offers I4.0 solutions for the plastics industry that enable global connectivity with cloud-based data management as well as smart IT integration on a horizontal and vertical level. The KePlast systems are optimized for injection molding machines – both the hardware and the software – and offer numerous communication standards such as OPC UA and EUROMAP 77, data storage for predictive analytics and predictive maintenance as well as the digital upgrading of new and existing machines.
For KEBA, the industry 4.0 age is not a fashionable phenomenon, but a living reality. The company provides impulses and shows what possibilities these new technologies offer and how they can be successively expanded. This can be seen above all in the user-friendly applications of the "KePlast Smart Industry" portfolio.
For plastics automation expert Günther Weilguny, Industry 4.0 has become an indispensable topic: "Only very few people can formulate the concrete significance of digital transformation in the plastics industry. However, it is certain that the implementation of I4.0 technologies requires an automation partner with profound expertise in hardware and above all software. The KEBA technologies are based on a Linux platform that is backed by a strong community. This open and secure platform allows KePlast controllers to be upgraded from a basic to a high-end system at any time.