A new age of injection moulding and mould making is dawning

toolcraft unites seven divisions under one roof. An in-house project conducted with its partner Siemens demonstrates how these lines of business work together in a mutually beneficial way. The starting point was a mould for manufacturing a plastic component for the optical industry. The opportunities created by 3D metal printing allow new avenues to be Read more about A new age of injection moulding and mould making is dawning[…]

HARTING and Sennheiser set new standards in the production of headset converters

The HARTING Technology Group in Espelkamp and the Sennheiser Group in Wedemark have a lot in common: the two family-run companies are global leaders in their field, they were founded in 1945 and they have both been the recipients of multiple awards for their innovativeness. Now, both medium-sized companies have entered a partnership project: in Read more about HARTING and Sennheiser set new standards in the production of headset converters[…]

Advantages and benefits of OPC UA in the plastics industry

For years now, the world has been talking about “Industry 4.0”. The exchange of data in production plays an important role in making the introduction of Industry 4.0 a success. The open communication protocol OPC Unified Architecture, or OPC UA, is increasingly gaining popularity as a way of promoting data sharing. But what advantages and Read more about Advantages and benefits of OPC UA in the plastics industry[…]

Injection moulding machine provides reliable product quality data

An ARBURG injection moulding machine at the HARTING stand (Hall 11 / C15) will not only produce plastic parts, but also supply significant volumes of data. In cooperation with ARBURG, HARTING will use this practical example to show how e.g. energy measurements and ambient readings can be used to monitor product quality and signs of Read more about Injection moulding machine provides reliable product quality data[…]

HARTING presents intelligent connectivity at HANNOVER MESSE for the next steps towards the Future Factory

In addition to clear standards for industrial infrastructure, the production of the future requires ever more intelligent systems and processes. The field of activity ranges from the collection of sensor data, analysis in Edge environments or in Clouds, initial results presentations in connection with Predictive Maintenance, and through to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read more about HARTING presents intelligent connectivity at HANNOVER MESSE for the next steps towards the Future Factory[…]

Süd-West-Chemie focusses on sustainability and saving resources

The conservation of resources and protection of the environment is growing increasingly more important in many fields of industry. The same applies to Süd-West-Chemie GmbH. The Swabian chemicals company seeks to contribute to environmental protection through investments as well as the use of more sustainable products and raw materials. A new development to replace hazardous Read more about Süd-West-Chemie focusses on sustainability and saving resources[…]

Maximal productivity of an injection moulding machine without downtime

X-PACK is a Tunisian company which has developed more than 100 references of plastic packaging for the last 10 years. One major business is the processing of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to produce reliable closures for the packaging industry. With a big investment in two new injection moulding machines for 150 tons and a material consumption Read more about Maximal productivity of an injection moulding machine without downtime[…]

HARTING Applied Technologies wins “Excellence in Production” competition for third time

It’s a hat trick: HARTING Applied Technologies has won the “Excellence in Production” competition in the “Internal tool manufacturing under 50 employees” category for the third time. The company previously won in the same category in 2014 and 2016. Led by Managing Director Dr. Volker Franke and Rainer Hussmann, Head of tool manufacturing, the team Read more about HARTING Applied Technologies wins “Excellence in Production” competition for third time[…]

Intelligent Machine and System Communication in the Plastics Industry

At the Fakuma 2018 trade fair in Friedrichshafen from 16 to 20 October, Sesotec GmbH in hall B1, stand 1302, especially for the target groups of injection moulding companies and system integrators focuses on metal separators that can be networked in the production environment. The OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) machine communication standard Read more about Intelligent Machine and System Communication in the Plastics Industry[…]

“That’s us” – ALUTECH Brand Presentation

Visitors attending the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems immediately see what the ALUTECH Group is all about: Innovative, Technological and Flexible are the major statements printed on the graphically designed word clouds positioned on the outer moulding of the trade fair stand. The self-confident slogan simply states: “That’s Read more about “That’s us” – ALUTECH Brand Presentation[…]