At the FAKUMA 2017 trade fair Sesotec as trade fair highlights presents Industry 4.0-ready metal separators to trade visitors. The objective of plastics manufacturers and processors is to produce a maximum quantity of products in constant high quality. For achieving this objective the digitisation of processes is of decisive importance.
New chances of connected systems in the plastics processing industry
For injection moulding, for example, digitisation in practice means that processes run stable and with high precision because information that is provided by peripherals such as metal separators is gathered in a network through standardised interfaces and machine parameters are thus automatically readjusted.
Most machine and system manufacturers as well as plant operators today are faced with complex Industry 4.0 concepts. Concrete recommendations for action, however, are hard to find. Due to different communications solutions a system integration means immense efforts. This can now be remedied by OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture), which meets all the requirements of Industry 4.0 communication and is more and more established as a standard.
As an innovative company Sesotec concentrates on this type of integration to make metal separators "Plug & Play"-compliant. Sesotec therefore is one of the pioneers of OPC UA system integration (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture).
Franz Schaab: "Our systems decisively contribute to the profitable returning of recycling materials into the production cycle. They allow recycling rates of up to 100%. The systems operate with state-of-the-art technologies such as high-frequency technology for metal detection, or multi-spectral analysis for colour separation and material type detection. Visit us at the Fakuma! I shall be pleased to welcome you at our stand."