Arburg X Vision How digitalisation and stable processes help reduce costs

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Germany — The fifth Arburg X Vision episode entitled “Savings through hidden benefits! Saving — there's still room for improvement” dealt with the question of how productivity can be optimised through the perfect interaction of technology, organisation and digitalisation. Around 400 viewers tuned in live to the interactive Arburg TV broadcast online.

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The fifth episode of Arburg X Vision was all about saving costs through digitalisation and stable processes.
The fifth episode of Arburg X Vision was all about saving costs through digitalisation and stable processes.
(Source: Arburg)

Christoph Kiefer, Team Manager Technical & Commercial Sales Support at Arburg, and Dr. Thomas Walther, Head of Application & Process Development, were guests in the latest edition of Arburg X Vision. Kiefer presented the host computer system ALS as a digital image of the entire injection moulding production and discussed how this enables efficient production management along the entire value-added chain. The viewers learned how they can use it to make organisation, processes and sequences transparent at production level, analyse them and monitor them in real time, and make full use of capacities.

In the second expert presentation, Dr Thomas Walther addressed the importance of stable processes. He mentioned the digitalised machine with “smart” assistance functions as a quality monitor and an essential component for tapping “hidden benefits”. This would create reproducible processes for the efficient production of good parts and save time and costs.

Important savings potentials presented live

During the episode, there were two live links into the Training Center with very specific tips on potential savings.

During the first live link to the Training Center in Lossburg, ALS expert Peter Kowalewski gave specific practical tips on the host computer system and detailed planning.

In the second live link, Philipp Jarosch, team manager of the Arburg plastics injection moulding facility, showed how the cycle time can be significantly reduced by optimising the production sequence.

During the final panel discussion with host Guido Marschall, the experts summarised the main findings of the episode and answered the viewers' questions.

The next episode of Arburg X Vision is scheduled to take place on 24 June 2021. “Digital all the way — Arburg X world under the microscope” is the title of the next topic. Guests on the sixth episode are Arburg experts Benjamin Franz, Team Manager Digital Solutions, and Stephan Reich, Head of Department IT Application Development.

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