Tag - IoT

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 [...]

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Smart Manufacturing in Plastic Injection Molding

The drive to glean more – and better – 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, to the benefit of the molders and their customers. Smart factories use smart manufacturing to gain production efficiencies, improve production quality and reduce time to market. Machines can now communicate failure points and collect data that can be used to improve predictive and preventative maintenance, which [...]

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Smart Manufacturing in Plastic Injection Molding

Smart Manufacturing is talked about quite a bit. It goes by other names, too, like the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Industry 4.0. The term IoT was first coined by Peter T. Lewis in 1985 to describe “the integration of people, processes, and technology with connectable devices and sensors to enable remote monitoring, status, manipulation, and evaluation of trends of such devices.” So the term has been around for a while now, but the concept still continues [...]

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