Düsseldorf, Germany — The cloud can help recyclers provide better resins to their customers.
That's part of the message at Dynisco LLC, which highlighted its new Industry 4.0 platform, known as the Dynisco Cloud Connect, at K 2019 in Düsseldorf.
With the technology, Microsoft Azure aggregates all of a customer's devices data into one place that is secure, reliable, easy to share and is always accessible.
While all types of extruders can use the technology, President John Biagioni said it is particularly well suited for recyclers.
Here's why: With the push for a more circular economy, brand owners are now demanding more recycled content in packaging and other products. That means molders and other processors that are more familiar with using virgin resin will be using more recycled pellets.
But the properties of recycled plastics can vary a lot. Recyclers can minimize the variation by tracking all of the rheological and sensing data and also provide their customers with a full lot history of online measurements for the material.
"We see the requirements for post-consumer resin is going through the roof. People are freaking out about it," Biagioni said.
"At this show, we've seen an enormous number of opportunities. People are coming to us and saying, 'I have a problem.' Our job is to fix their particular problem," Biagioni said.