An innovation which will change the future and it’s already changing the present is definitely “INDUSTRY 4.0”, which is becoming increasingly important and is involving more and more factories. Industry 4.0 plays a strategic role in coordinating, synchronizing and analyzing the machinery’s process, as well as supplying very important data to the human operators. Therefore the production process will be more accurate and will make the human operator work easier. At this stage customers will be introduced at the system, aimed at supporting the new digital industrial revolution, providing to the plastic pipes manufacturers a complete and integrated portfolio of products, solutions, industrial software and automation technologies.
The system provides a simple user-friendly program for the networking of extrusion pipes lines. Via the machine’s EPC (Extrusion Process Control) system, several machines and peripherals are connected and linked together to be operated via a uniform user interface, which enables interaction between the individual appliances. In this way, the entire manufacturing process, including material feeding, temperature control, synchronization is coordinated and tracked. Another important point is having all parameters centrally recorded and monitored. The system allows, not only to carry out energy monitoring, but to convert numbers and data into valuable information on the processes within the line. This enables optimal analysis of a line’s performance. From the relevant key performance indicators (KPI) for shift supervisors up to the clear presentation of the line performance for the management. Perfectly in line with the concept of “smart factory” of the industry 4.0, all data, including preventive maintenance and service parameters or alarms can be monitored via internet or to Pc, servers or to mobile devices.
The investment on Industry 4.0 brings about many advantages as: