Plastics Technology

JUL 2018

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Overall, Watson adds, "The Wittmann 4.0 system makes me feel more secure. If something goes wrong, I'll know it right away. For instance, if the TCU is running at 180 F instead of 220 F, the machine controller will flag that right away. In the past, we might have made a few hundred reject parts before we noticed that. Or if the TCU springs a leak and loses pressure, that flashes on the screen of the injection machine. Before, we wouldn't have known it was happening until we saw the water on the floor." Watson and Parkhurst also appreciate the ability to have the TCU automatically suck the water out of the mold as part of a shutdown for a mold change. "That way, we don't forget to empty the water from the mold and have a mess on the floor when we unplug the cooling hoses," Watson explains. Another element of Wittmann 4.0 is remote service capa- bility. "We can let Wittmann Battenfeld remotely access our machine and find what is causing a problem, instead of waiting for a technician to come visit us," says Watson. "They can diagnose the issue in minutes rather than us losing a day." "The Wittmann 4.0 system makes me feel more secure. If something goes wrong, I'll know it right away." Decoration Solutions for Your Plastics Packaging Join us for an informational session on the various deco- ration methods available for your plastic packaging. We will dive into the pros and cons of each packaging type, an assessment on sustainability, expected investment costs, as well how Inland can guide you in your decision for the best decoration solution for your packaging. PRIMARY TOPICS: • What is Trending in the Marketplace? • Various Label and Packaging Types for Your Plastic Packaging • Advantages of Each Packaging Type • The Investment That Goes into It PRESENTER Roman Artz, Technical Account Manager Roman Artz has been with Inland Packaging for 31 years. Roman received his degree from UW-La Crosse in Secondary Education. Prior to joining the Inland team, Roman taught at a local high school. With Inland, Roman had varying roles within the sales and R&D teams. As he enters the latter half of his career, things have come full circle as he dedicates his time to teaching, training, and supporting the development of current and new employees. Roman was instrumental in not only getting Inland into the In-Mold label market but in helping them become the North American leader in IML. Thursday, July 26th 2:00 PM ET REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR AT: Bob Parkhurst at the Unilog B8 control of a new Wittmann Battenfeld EcoPower 300 electric press. One feature of Wittmann 4.0 enables Wittmann service personnel to access the controller remotely to diagnose problems without waiting for a technician to visit the plant. @plastechmag 41 Plastics Technology On-Site DMT/Acme United

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