KraussMaffei Group has placed a new all-electric PX 120-380 at the Institute of Product Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, to focus on developing autonomous process control, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
The production cell, with a PX press with 120 metric tons of clamping force, is supporting the Engineering Design and Plastics Machinery unit at the university. The package includes a KM DataXplorer, an analysis tool that gives a nearly “microscopic” view of the molding process, the machinery maker said.
Additional focus points include platforms for the Internet of Things, digital infrastructures and standards for connecting machines to higher-level systems or peripherals. Another goal: Collaborate on the development of new data analytics applications, so that raw data can be turned into valuable information.
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