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10-20-2017

MES System MaXecution

World Première at Fakuma

With the new MaXecution KraussMaffei presents for the first time a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) tailored to the requirements of small injection molding companies. The new software creates more transparency in production by means of productivity indicators, for example regarding the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), the management of molds and resources and the statistics on machines and rejects.

In total, using this software means better capacity utilization of the machinery pool, fewer rejects and higher overall equipment effectiveness, says KraussMaffei. The new MaXecution is offered in three versions, so that processors can decide on the basis of requirements how many functions of an MES they need.

"The increasing digitalization 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 molding machine, a compact solution tailored specifically to their processes," explains Dr. Hans Ulrich Golz, President of the Injection Molding Machinery segment in the KraussMaffei Group and a member of the KraussMaffei Managing Board. The new MaXecution offers reliable real-time data throughout the production phase, thus facilitating the planning, control and monitoring of the entire production process. Current manufacturing orders and the respective machines and personnel can be simply transferred to the shop floor level. In event of any malfunctions or deviations, the new MaXecution provides the opportunity to react rapidly and initiate counter-measures.

Three Versions Based on Requirements

The new MaXecution from KraussMaffei is based on the well-known MES Hydra from the MES provider MPDV Mikrolab GmbH (MPDV), Mosbach, Germany, and will in future be offered in three versions: Starting with a basic package for data collection and evaluation, through supplementary planning functions to the monitoring of process parameters and transfer of data records, the processor can decide on the basis of requirements how many of the functions of an MES he needs. Stage 1, the MaXecution Basic, serves for operating (BDE) and machine data collection (MDE). This includes, for example, the collection of organizational operating and order data, the establishment of actual machine running times, the quantity of good parts produced, as well as data on machine capacity utilization and the quota of rejects.

The second version Basic Plus comprises additional planning functions: A program function for the graphic fine planning of manufacturing orders and the mold and resource management form the basis for a better overview and reliability in production planning, as well as in the use of suitable resources and molds.

Stage 3, the Advanced version, goes a step further and additionally comprises functions for controlling and monitoring different process parameters and for the transfer of data records. The data record administration DNC, for example, serves to transfer mold data records, which eliminates the need to go to the machine. The process data processing PDV records additional parameters such as pressures, temperatures and power consumption, and provides graphic analyses. All in all, the Advanced premium package offers a reliable tool for the automatic import and analysis of process parameters on the shop floor with the aim of achieving continuous quality control. Should the customer require further additional functions beyond these services, it is always possible to change to Hydra from MPDV.

The OEE indicator (overall equipment effectiveness), with which the processor gains valuable insights into his production, can likewise be automatically derived with the new MaXecution. The OEE indicator brings all the factors together that determine the performance of machines and systems – or entire production lines: availability, performance and quality. In this way, it can be understood how well a piece of equipment can exhaust the existing potential, and where losses arise.

Live presentation at Fakuma 2017: Hall 7, booth 7303/7304

Company profile

KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

Krauss-Maffei-Str. 2
DE 80997 München
Tel.: 089 8899-0
Fax: 089 8899-2206

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