KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH is introducing a new manufacturing execution system called MaXecution at Fakuma 2017.
The new software offering is "tailored to the requirements of small injection moulding companies," KraussMaffei said.
The company said the software provides greater transparency in manufacturing through productivity indicators regarding overall equipment effectiveness, mould and resource management, and statistics on machines and rejects.
"In total, using this software means better capacity utilisation of the machinery pool, fewer rejects and higher overall equipment effectiveness," the company said.
The new offering features three versions, allowing processors to decide what features they want to utilise in their MES.
MaXecution is based on MES Hydra from MPDV Mikrolab GmbH of Mosbach, Germany.
"The increasing digitalisation does not stop on account of minor plastics processors. However, the procurement of a complete MES system often involves excessive expenditure. With the new MaXecution, we offer our customers, in addition to the appropriate injection moulding machine, a compact solution tailored specifically to their processes," said Hans Ulrich Golz, president of KM's injection moulding machinery segment, in a statement.
MaXecution, the company said, "offers reliable real-time data throughout the production phase, thus facilitating the planning, control and monitoring of the entire production process."
"With the new MaXecution, we support our customers in the long term on their path to digital, paperless production and offer them a tailored system to improve the capacity utilisation of their machinery pool and to increase their overall equipment effectiveness," Golz said in the statement.
Creation of MaXecution, the company said, adds another offering in KraussMaffei's portfolio of Plastics 4.0 products.
KraussMaffei, with partner MPDV, is presenting live demonstrations of MaXecution for the first time ever at Fakuma 2017.
"Visitors can experience live how manufacturing data for the injection moulding process are collected and evaluated. In addition, in several brief presentations each day KraussMaffei will provide information on useful MES functions in plastics processing," the company said.