Milacron Smart moulds optimise overall cell performance
USA – Milacron has been showcasing its products and services on two booths at the recently held K show, featuring multiple product brand technologies.
The company’s diverse portfolio covers the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customised systems, delivery of equipment and service to customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their systems and an extensive plastics portfolio covering runners, injection moulding, extrusion and blow moulding, equipment, controllers, mould bases and premium fluids. Among many other exhibits, the company was demonstrating a system that allows injection moulds to be made “aware”. The so-called Smart-Mold features sensors, strategically mounted in the hot runner, generating telemetry for use to track OEE, maintenance and potential issues via the cloud or LAN. It then sends and receives information from other equipment in the work cell to optimise overall cell performance. Drawings, set-up guides are then available.