ENGEL at Interplastica 2019
| Subj: Press-releses
At Interplastica, ENGEL will be demonstrating how economical IML concepts can also be implemented for small batch sizes with one-shot production of ready-for-sale decorated lids for food packaging. To do so, ENGEL will be combining an e-motion 740/220 injection moulding machine equipped with a viper 20 linear robot with an IML uniLINE by TMA AUTOMATION. The viper robot removes the label from the IML cell, places it in the mould of the injection moulding machine, simultaneously removes the last moulded finished part and transfers it back to the uniLINE for ejection. Thanks to its standardised system concept, the compact IML cell is particularly easy to integrate. Within a very short time, the injection moulding machine can be flexibly converted for other tasks — with or without in-mould labelling. “We are thus also making IML attractive for the general purpose sector,” stresses Olaf Kassek, Managing Director at OOO ENGEL in Moscow. “TMA’s automation solutions can be combined just as easily with ENGEL e-mac and servo-hydraulic ENGEL victory injection moulding machines.”
The ENGEL e-motion presented at Interplastica is often the first choice when it comes to producing of food packaging. With its closed system for toggle levers and spindles the injection moulding machine ensures optimum and clean lubrication of all moving machine com-ponents at all times, thus complying with the strict requirements of both the food and medical industries.
TMA AUTOMATION, based in Gdynia, Poland, is a new ENGEL partner specialising in the automation of IML and downstream processes, such as assembly, quality assurance and palletising, in the general-purpose sector for a wide range of industries. Especially in Eastern Europe, the automation expert can point to numerous well-known references. As the general contractor, ENGEL handles coordination with the automation partner for its customers and supplies the complete production cell from a single source. This also increases efficiency, as fewer interfaces often mean faster project planning.
Intelligent assistance prevents rejects
Customer portal e-connect in Russian for the first time
All service products from the inject 4.0 program are integrated into e-connect, including the new e-connect.monitor for condition-based predictive maintenance and e-connect.24 for 24/7 online support. “In a country as large as Russia, online support and remote maintenance are often decisive competitive factors,” as Kassek emphasizes. Qualified ENGEL service technicians are available around the clock and help users to troubleshoot faults in the shortest possible time, thus minimising downtime. If so desired by the user, the machines can independently send an electronic call for help to ENGEL so that the specialists can start processing without any loss of time. The associated app keeps the plant operator up to date, even if they are at a completely different location many miles away.
MES for newcomers and advanced users
ENGEL at Interplastica 2019: hall 2.1, stand 1B23