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Oct 12, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: the Kountdown has begun

ARBURG makes the vision of the cyber-physical production system reality: production efficiency with Industry 4.0
 

Frankfurt, 12 October 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited ARBURG in Loßburg.

The company makes injection moulding machines, robotic systems and an additive manufacturing system. It works with its customers to develop complex turnkey solutions. The objective is to constantly increase customers’ production efficiency. One way of doing this is with Industry 4.0 modules. For a long time now, this has extended beyond simple injection moulding alone to include up- and downstream processes, providing flexible adaptability to the required product.

Heinz Gaub, Managing Director Technology & Engineering, sums it up like this: “For us, Industry 4.0 means combining information technology and production engineering into a cyber-physical production system. This system rests on three pillars: the smart machines, the superordinate host computer system that uses IT to connect the machines, and the interfaces and communication protocols that allow machines and peripherals to communicate with each other.

Assistance systems allow our customers to monitor and control the entire manufacturing process. In this way, fault-free quality parts can be manufactured efficiently. This offers decisive advantages for our customers’ competitiveness.”

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016.

 
Best practice for Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing on “plastics40.tv”

35 member companies are already featured with practical examples of Industry 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. This provides a preview of the technologies they will be showing. Further details and more companies will be added until the start of the fair. The site will also include a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing as well as the contributions from our Kountdown series.
 

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.
With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

 
Links:
http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.arburg.com

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Oct 4, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

Reifenhäuser: Full steam ahead into the digital future – increasing productivity and efficiency with the Digital Business Platform

Frankfurt, 4 October 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited Reifenhäuser in Troisdorf.

A manufacturer of extruders and extrusion systems, Reifenhäuser combines traditional machinery manufacturing with cutting-edge Industry 4.0 solutions. Its focus on intelligent networking and digitisation of production processes is an integral part of its corporate strategy, guided as always by the benefits to the customer.

“We do not see Industry 4.0 as an end in itself. It is all about increasing productivity and efficiency and hence economic viability. Process digitisation is a megatrend that is also having a significant effect on the plastics industry, on us as machinery manufacturers, on our customers and on their customers in turn. With the Digital Business Platform, Reifenhäuser has developed a long-term roadmap charting the digital future to boost the potential of Industry 4.0,” CEO Bernd Reifenhäuser explains.

And what does Industry 4.0 mean for Reifenhäuser specifically? One might mention quality diagnosis by quality analytics, increased system availability through condition monitoring and predictive maintenance or making increasingly complex technologies easier to use. This much we can say: “Reifenhäuser is already setting standards for the digital future of extrusion and its customers are even now reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0.“

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016.

 
Best practice for Industrie 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing on “plastics40.tv”

33 member companies are already featured with practical examples of Industry 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. This provides a preview of the technologies they will be showing. Further details and more companies will be added until the start of the fair. The site will also include a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing as well as the contributions from our Kountdown series.
 

K 2016 and Industrie 4.0
The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.
With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.
 

Links:
http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.reifenhauser.com

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Sep 22, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

KraussMaffei Group: Networked manufacturing with Plastics 4.0 means better quality and lower production costs 

Frankfurt, 22 September 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited the KraussMaffei Group in Munich.

For the manufacturer of injection moulding plants, and reaction process and extrusion technology systems, the benefits of Industry 4.0 for the plastics processor are clear-cut. With its KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal brands, the KraussMaffei Group offers networking solutions under the name Plastics 4.0. Among other things, these solutions help to cut production costs and ensure a high level of quality in the production process.

According to Peter Roos, President of the KraussMaffei Group’s Extrusion Technology Segment, Plastics 4.0 plays a part in three areas of manufacturing: “First we have the machine itself (“Intelligent Machine”); in the injection moulding process, for example, the intelligent machine makes use of the APC plus application, which we have developed ourselves, to optimise itself by finding the best operating points in routine operation. “Integrated Production” networks the machine with the other parts of the plant and the “Interactive Services” application ensures that the production process is trouble-free and low-maintenance.”

The extrusion technology sector provides an impressive example of how Plastics 4.0 is changing manufacturing. Whereas a machine operator once needed two hours to change machine parameters, thanks to QuickSwitch technology this can now be done in seconds, fully automatically at the touch of a button. The injection moulding process is also becoming increasingly intelligent. Here too, continuous automatic process parameter adjustment with the APC plus machine function, for example, helps to save time and keep the quality of the finished products at a consistently high level.

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016.

Best practice for Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing on “plastics40.tv”

32 member companies are already featured with practical examples of Industry 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. This provides a preview of the technologies they will be showing. Further details and more companies will be added until the start of the fair. The site will also include a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing as well as the contributions from our Kountdown series.
 

K 2016 and Industry 4.0
The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.
With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.
 

Links:
http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.kraussmaffeigroup.com

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Sep 6, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

ENGEL: The smart factory becomes reality – inject 4.0 provides greater efficiency, productivity, availability, flexibility and quality. 
 
For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited ENGEL in Schwertberg, Austria.

With its inject 4.0 program, the injection moulding machine manufacturer and systems expert is developing intelligent solutions for the networking of production systems, systematic exploitation of machine data and use of decentralised, intelligent assistance systems. True to the spirit of Industry 4.0, the guiding principle is the smart factory, the aim being to use networked, self-optimising manufacturing processes to create additional added value for the customer.

As CSO Dr. Christoph Steger makes clear, the focus at ENGEL is on practical technologies that can be deployed in modular fashion to meet customer requirements. “We do more than just think about approaches to Industry 4.0, Industry 4.0 is our life blood. Whether our customers need specific assistance systems or want to link their global production networks intelligently, our inject 4.0 modules are the answer!“

ENGEL will make it possible to actually experience the smart factory at K 2016. Our film looks at two new modules which the firm will be presenting, among others, to showcase inject 4.0.  This includes condition monitoring of critical machine components in live operation and predictive maintenance, supported by the e-connect.monitor. The service life of screws and spindles, for example, is exploited to the full, and stoppages can be avoided. The customer saves time and money. 

Another example of Industry 4.0 technology brought to life is mould temperature control using iQ flow control software. The module not only helps to save electricity but increases overall process stability and reduces the number of rejects.

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016.
 

Best practice for Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing on “plastics40.tv”

30 member companies are already featured with practical examples of Industry 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. This provides a preview of the technologies they will be showing. Further details and more companies will be added until the start of the fair. The site will also include a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing as well as the contributions from our Kountdown series.

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

Links:
http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.engelglobal.com

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Aug 23, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

Windmöller & Hölscher: Packaging 4.0 means more productivity and flexibility in the manufacture of flexible packaging

Frankfurt, 23 August 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited Windmöller & Hölscher in Lengerich.

Specialising in machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging materials, the firm exploits the potential of digitisation for process optimisation under the corporate banner of Packaging 4.0. In short, Packaging 4.0 means intelligent machines, integrated processes and intuitive handling.

Windmöller & Hölscher Managing Director Peter Steinbeck explains: “We have listened to our customers. They expect perfect film properties and efficient production processes. Order sizes are also getting smaller all the time. It is now essential for them to be able to switch to a new batch swiftly and flexibly. Packaging 4.0 guides us in developing integrated intelligent solutions with a simple operator interface, making such flexibility possible.”

Windmöller & Hölscher will also be exhibiting at K 2016 under the banner of Packaging 4.0.

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016.

Best practice for Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing on “plastics40.tv”

26 member companies are already featured with practical examples of Industry 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. This provides a preview of the technologies they will be showing. Further details and more companies will be added until the start of the fair. The site will also include a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing as well as the contributions from our Kountdown series.

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

Links:

http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.wuh-group.com

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Aug 16, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag: Electrified 4.0 enhances production efficiency of electric injection moulding machines
 
Frankfurt, 16 August 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited Sumitomo (SHI) Demag in Schwaig near Nuremberg.

The injection moulding machine manufacturer focuses on electric machine technology and high-speed applications. At K 2016 the firm will showcase networking solutions for all aspects of injection moulding machines under the banner Electrified 4.0. Of particular interest to the customer is that Sumitomo (SHI) Demag does not only equip new machines with Industry 4.0 solutions, but also offers retrofitted solutions for plant that is already in operation. This ensures production efficiency throughout the life of the machine.

“Industry 4.0 is an important driver of our strategic objectives. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Germany is part of the international Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group. With Electrified 4.0 we are well equipped for the future when it comes to expanding our global activities. In addition to technological development, we are looking to partnership and co-operation to promote our Industry 4.0 applications in the international marketplace,” CTO Andreas Schramm explains.

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016:

Best practice for Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing on “plastics40.tv”

26 member companies are already featured with practical examples of Industry 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. This provides a preview of the technologies they will be showing. Further details and more companies will be added until the start of the fair. The site will also include a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing as well as the contributions from our Kountdown series.

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

 
Links:
http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.sumitomo-shi-demag.eu
https://www.linkedin.com/company/sumitomo-shi-demag
https://www.facebook.com/sumitomoshidemag

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Aug 3, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

COPERION: Control technology refined! With intelligence and electronics the firm creates added value in plant manufacturing
 
Frankfurt, 3 August 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited Coperion in Stuttgart.

The firm supplies processing technology and bulk materials handling systems. Its compounding systems, dosing systems and bulk materials plants cover the entire process chain.

“We have a background in conventional machinery manufacturing. Our know-how in production engineering and process engineering continues to provide the necessary basis for the development of robust and reliable technology. But we only gain the best advantage by networking the individual components in plant manufacturing. We use intelligent control technology to analyse the individual process data so that the manufacturing process can be continually optimised. In this way, we create added value for our customers,” Peter von Hoffmann, Head of Business Unit Engineering Plastics & Special Applications says.

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016.

Best practice for Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing on “plastics40.tv”

24 member companies are already featured with practical examples of Industry 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. This provides a preview of the technologies they will be showing. Further details and more companies will be added until the start of the fair. The site will also include a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing as well as the contributions from our Kountdown series.

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

Links:
http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.coperion.com

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Jul 22, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

EREMA: Networking creates added value – CAREFORMANCE provides enhanced efficiency and stable quality in plastics recycling
 
Frankfurt, 22 July 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited EREMA in Ansfelden, Austria.

Plastics recycling must be based on a viable business model. The same criteria apply as for virgin material: efficiency in pellet manufacturing, costs and quality. With its CAREFORMANCE package, EREMA, a manufacturer of plastics recycling systems and pelletising plants, ushers its customers into a new age of recycling:
tried and tested INTAREMA recycling technology
QualityOn-Package: specially integrated sensors, allowing the MVR (Melt Value Rate), colour and moisture to be measured
re360: an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) for tracking the productivity of an entire range of machinery
Spare Parts Online: EREMA online webshop
These tools for the analysis and evaluation of process data allow maximum recyclate quality to be obtained, with manufacturing processes constantly improving and becoming more efficient. Trade fair visitors will see how this networking operates live at the CAREFORMANCE Recycling Centre at K 2016. Here the company will recycle the K fair‘s packaging waste and transfer the machine, quality and process data live to EREMA‘s stand in Hall 9.

But efficient processes alone are not the end of it. “We must work to further close the chain of recyclable material in the plastics industry. As suppliers of recycling technologies, we can see that the industry as a whole has a contribution to make. Plastics recycling already has a far more positive image. But what we need is greater readiness on the part of large brand suppliers to include products made from recycled plastics in the range of goods they offer. That will also make them acceptable to end users,” CEO Manfred Hackl is convinced.

See more in the film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016.

Best Practice for Industrie 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery on “plastics40.tv”

24 member companies have already published their practical examples on Industrie 4.0 on our new website for K 2016. Now, they have a first insight of what technologies they will show. More details and more companies will follow up till the start of the exhibition. Also on the page, you will find a technology overview on Industry 4.0 in plastics and rubber machinery as well as the contributions of our Kountdown.

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

 
Links:
http://plastics40.tv
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.erema.at

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Jul 7, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

Wittmann Battenfeld: The answer to customer demands for efficient package solutions is Wittmann 4.0
 
Frankfurt, 7 July 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH in Kottingbrunn, Austria.

As a manufacturer of injection moulding machines, automation systems, robots and auxiliary equipment, the company aims to meet all the needs of injection moulding operations. Wittmann 4.0 provides optimum alignment of the injection moulding machine control systems and production cell equipment, which run on the Windows (Trademark) platform, integrating them into the Industry 4.0 world as a package and making for greater efficiency, secure communication and lower costs.

“Our customers are making ever greater demands. They do not want simply to buy a machine or a robot, they are looking for fully integrated package solutions for optimised manufacturing. We develop the necessary control units in house. Our name for this integration is Wittmann 4.0,” explained Managing Director Dr Werner Wittmann.

The latest film in our series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016 provides a first look at practical applications at Wittmann Battenfeld:

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production. 

Links:
http://plastics40.tv
 http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.wittmann-group.com

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Jun 16, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: The Kountdown has begun!

Ready for the future: particle foam machinery manufacturer Kurtz gears up for Industry 4.0

Frankfurt, 16 June 2016 – For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited Kurtz GmbH in Kreuzwertheim.

Industry 4.0 is important for Kurtz, too, if it wants to remain competitive on world markets in the future. “Our customers want production processes that are optimally tailored to their individual requirements. This means customer-specific machines and includes production networking, even between different sites. In addition, Industry 4.0 will also change our own business models and how production is organised within our firm,” Managing Director Uwe Rothaug is convinced.

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

Links:
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv

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Mar 30, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: the Kountdown has begun!

Fit for Industry 4.0 applications: Herrmann Ultraschall shows new ultrasonic generator at K 2016

Frankfurt, 30 March 2016 – For the latest instalment of the VDMA and Plas.TV’s series of films on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV’s Guido Marschall paid a visit to Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Karlsbad.

The focus was on explaining in simple terms how ultrasonic generators can be integrated into digital networks. “The ultrasonic generator does not only control the welding process, it also communicates as necessary with the production environment and has rightly taken its place in the world of Industry 4.0,” Volker Aust, Head of Product Management & Marketing at Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik underlines.

The firm will wait for K 2016 to unveil the new ultrasonic generator and to demonstrate the kind of contribution it can make in the context of Industry 4.0; however, the film provides a taster of what is to come...

K 2016 and Industry 4.0

The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used today for improving production efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing and to highlight the advantages for their customers.

With the series of films entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!“ [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they plan to show at K 2016. The series is a VDMA and Plas.TV co-production.

Links:
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.herrmannultraschall.com

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Feb 22, 2016

K 2016 and Industry 4.0: the Kountdown has begun

VDMA member Kautex opens Plas.TV film series on Industry 4.0 applications

Frankfurt, 22 February 2016 – The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016. They want to make the sector aware of which Industry 4.0 technologies are already successfully being used in plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing today and highlight the advantages for their customers. 

With a series of magazine programmes entitled “K 2016: Der Kountdown läuft!” [“K 2016: the Kountdown has begun”] they will in the months between now and the start of the fair be previewing what they will show at K 2016. VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association managing director Thorsten Kühmann says: “We are pleased to have found in Plas.TV a capable media partner for our communications before and at K 2016. The series of films on Industry 4.0, which we have planned together, is designed to raise visitor awareness of the vast potential of digital networking for improving production efficiency in the run-up to the fair.”

Industry 4.0 at K 2016: A visit to Kautex Maschinenbau

For the first film in the series, Guido Marschall of Plas.TV paid a visit to Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH in Bonn. The firm uses Industry 4.0 for employee and customer training. 

Links:
http://plastics.vdma.org
www.plas.tv
www.kautex-group.com

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Our association for plastics and rubber machinery within VDMA (German Engineering Federation) represents the interests of 200 German manufacturers of machinery, systems and peripheral equipment in this branch with a global production share of 23% and an export rate of 69%.

Main Activities:

Platform: Executive meetings, exchange of experience (for members only)
Facts and figures: Markets and economy, monitoring of mechanical engineering, raw material and processing matters, special statistics
Sourcing service: How to find machinery manufacturers as service for processors, converters and end users
Technical issues: Standardisation, recommendations, joint research
Exhibitions: Supporting and sponsoring of plastics and rubber shows in Germany, Europe and in overseas markets
Export promotion: National pavilions in overseas exhibitions, organisation of conferences, contact to processors' associations, special and image brochures
Public relations: News and contacts to trade press

 - Fachverband Kunststoff- und Gummimaschinen -

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