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Wittmann Battenfeld and MPDV Mikrolab Cooperate in MES

Integration of the WIBA-MPDV SmartMonitoring module into the Unilog B8 control system (© WIBA, MPDV Mikrolab GmbH)

Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH from Kottingbrunn/Austria and MPDV Mikrolab GmbH based in Mosbach/Germany now cooperate in selling the MES Software Hydra from MPDV. Hydra is characterized by modular design and includes a wide range of functional elements, which can be combined according to customers‘ needs. A high degree of standardization provides ergonomic user interfaces and scalability. This enables precise adaptation of the MES system to every customer’s individual requirements, to fits every company’s size and specific needs. In many production plants, several upstream and downstream manufacturing processes are integrated into MES Hydra in addition to injection molding, such as materials management, assembly jobs, printing, packaging, etc.

As a manufacturer of injection molding machines, automation technology and peripheral equipment, Wittmann Battenfeld offers a complete product range for modern injection molding technology. A high degree of integration and virtually interface-free communication within a production cell has already been achieved on the basis of virtually uniform control system technology, which is an important step into the world of Industry 4.0 with the Wittmann 4.0 networking concept. MPDV Mikrolab GmbH has been a leader in the field of MES (manufacturing execution systems) for many years and is operating worldwide with subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland, the USA, China and Singapore. This enables MPDV to serve customers with production plants around the world.

The aim of this partnership is to supply plastics processors by way of close cooperation between the machine manufacturer and the MES specialist with the required production equipment on the one hand, and simultaneously with the software management modules needed for flexible production, thus promoting the optimization of manufacturing processes and quality management systems with maximum transparency of all processes. A special benefit for users of Wittmann Battenfeld equipment combined with MES Hydra from MPDV is the facility to have various status signals from the MES displayed on every B8 monitor screen of the Wittmann Battenfeld machines. In this way, an overview of all machines connected to the MES system can be obtained from every B8 monitor screen. Depending on the equipment package installed, functions such as production monitoring, OEE evaluation or maintenance management are all visualized directly on Unilog B8.

Company profile

MPDV Mikrolab GmbH

Römerring 1
DE 74821 Mosbach
Tel.: 06261 9209-0
Fax: 06261 18139
E-mail: info <AT>

Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH

Wiener Neustädter Str. 81
Tel.: +43 2252 404-0
Fax: +43 2252 404-1062


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