Wittmann Battenfeld is offering peripheral devices with free OPC UA connections to aid customers in integrating Industry 4.0 improvements.
The 4.0-compatible auxiliary appliances ordered as of April 1 will include the standard OPC UA connection for Wittmann Battenfeld injection machines and B8 control systems.
The connection improves the interaction between Wittmann auxiliaries from a central unit, the company said.
In addition, the system provides extended mold data within the B8 machine control system. The data includes settings for the machine as well as auxiliary robots.
The connection also makes it easier during mold changes to ramp up production.