The Internet of Things Comes to Plastic Injection Molding
The increasing ability to collect, analyze and act on data from industrial equipment and systems will continue to improve productivity in the plastic injection molding sector. As technology, sensors, and systems continue to evolve, the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits molders and their customers.
“Smart” factories use “smart manufacturing” to gain production efficiencies, improve production quality and reduce time to market. Connected machines can now communicate failure points and collect data that can be used to improve predictive and preventative maintenance, which improves uptime.
To learn more about how the IoT – or more specifically the Industrial IoT (IIoT) – is being used to improve productivity in the plastic injection molding sector, read Denny Scher’s article, “Smart Manufacturing in Plastic Injection Molding.”