Plastics Technology

OCT 2018

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consecutive serial numbers or ones allocated by random generators. All relevant quality data associated with production of that specific hanger is stored in the central computer and could be available anytime during the warranty period or lifetime of the part. The "smart factories" of Industry 4.0 need smart machines controlled with smart software. At the anniversary event, n s i g n E Q U I P M E N T ENSIGNEQ.COM | 616.738.9000 | SALES@ENSIGNEQ.COM • SYSTEMS INTEGRATION • CONTAINER FILLING/UNLOADING • MATERIAL CONVEYING • ADVANCED DUMPING TECHNOLOGY • WEIGH SYSTEMS • MIXING AND BLENDING Smart Solutions To Keep You Moving! BULK MATERIAL H A N D L I N G S Y S T E M S E N S I G N D E S I G N S & M A N U F A C T U R E S Wittmann Battenfeld discussed the continuing evolution of its HiQ suite of optional control packages for making machines more self-regulating. One of the existing packages is HiQ Melt, which measures the required drive work (screw torque) during metering. It thereby detects viscosity changes due to incorporation of recycle or batch-to-batch variations in virgin resins. Demonstrating individualized production of yellow polycarbonate hangers, each printed with unique data. A robot moved the part past an inkjet printer nozzle (at left in each photo) mounted on the robot's horizontal beam. 18 OCTOBER 2018 Plastics Technology PTonline.com I N J E C T I O N M O L D I N G Close -Up On Technolog y

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