Among the highlights on the Maplan stand at K, are its new C6000.web and C600.web controllers. After an intense development period, the controller C6 and all of its new features will be the heart of every new machine of Maplan from model year 2016-017 onward. The Austrian company claims that the web-based, full HD panel with integrated optimization control loops are the most advanced current concept in the elastomer machines sector and a significant step toward the vision of Industry 4.0.
As part of its Industry 4.0 theme for K Show 2016, Desma is highlighting the development of its SmartConnect 4.U product range. The intelligent, networking series is designed to allow production processes to be realised in a more flexible, efficient and resource-friendly way. Pay-backs, says Desma, include higher plant and machine uptime, more transparent and improved product quality as well as "piece cost" oriented production efficiency.
Machinery maker Troester GmbH & Co. K.G. is introducing a smart service monitoring and response technology at the Duesseldorf trade show. Presented under the name Troester Smart, the Industry 4.0 technology is said to offer advantages, such as reduced downtime, machine failure prevention and continuous product-quality reports. These benefits, says Troester, will be achieved by integration and connection of built-in high-technology sensors. The collection and evaluation of ‘big data', it adds, will enhance unified communications, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and advanced machine operation.