Using proper, scientifically-grounded moulding techniques is fundamental to the long term success of a moulding factory. Crafted by our practitioners with years of moulding knowledge and practical experience, Scientific Moulding goes in-depth into scientific-based understanding of injection moulding. Theory is combined with in-factory practice to solve realistic problem-cases, resulting in well-rounded machine owners that can expertly stabilise production. This is a crucial starting point towards Industry 4.0.
Equipment stability is a prerequisite for process stability. With Scientific Maintenance, the fundamentals of good maintenance practices are combined with people- and software- maintenance systems. This amalgamation allows maintenance to be moved, as a first step, from a reactive model to one based on prevention. With this solid foundation, it will be possible to enable condition- and predictive-driven maintenance as part of an Industry 4.0 roadmap.
Conventional automation is centred around the mechanisation of repetitive or unsafe work processes with machinery. With Smart Automation, mechanisation is combined with digitalisation to enable a new layer of services for both businesses and customers. These Industry 4.0 services use data to make possible a whole range of innovations, including increased visibility and self-adjusting control of the production chain, customer-centric unit-level customisation, autonomous manufacturing systems, and even whole-of-industry transformation.
In Smart Manufacturing, the role of the traditional factory worker is transformed to one that includes operating digitalised equipment and systems, capable of using data-based services to drive innovations in the manufacturing environment. Fulfilling the ideals of Industry 4.0, fundamental work systems such as LEAN manufacturing are fused with digitalised systems to enable data-driven and data-substantiated plan-do-check-act cycles, allowing workers to truly own their work processes and scopes.