Injection molding is a process used in many industries ranging from automotive and medical to food packaging and consumer goods. Regardless of the industry in which they are active, injection molders are faced with several challenges:
- Margins are typically low – there’s no allowance for inefficiencies or scrap. Any deviation from planned manufacturing processes quickly leads to financial loss.
- Increasing liability risks – in the automotive, food and medical industries better control and logging of manufactured goods is required.
- Vulnerable supply chains – with often only one mold covering worldwide supply of specific parts, a problem with a single mold can shut down a billion dollar supply chain for days or weeks.
- Limited digital expertise – although firms use sophisticated machinery and equipment, data and systems are often kept in silos, restricting insight and leaving a tremendous efficiency potential untapped.
TimeSeries has extensive experience in the injection molding industry and has worked together with Siemens to implement a set of applications and templates which greatly reduce cost and risk and help you to optimize production outcomes. These templates leverage the Mendix low-code platform as well as MindSphere, the Siemens IIoT platform.
Paperless Shop Floor
While office work and administration is typically well served with software, shop floor employees are often left to pen and paper or Excel. This often leads to inconsistent and inefficient workflows and a failure to follow validated processes. The TimeSeries Paperless Shop Floor enables shop floor employees to always maintain best practices, be efficient and compliant. From mold tryout, to mold setup, operation and material handling. Everything is covered, including digital issue management:
Mold Tryout, Validation & Setup
Multimedia mold setting guide resulting in fewer errors and easier transferring of molds across locationsRead more
Shop Floor Management Communication
Improve shop floor communication and workflows and reduce waiting time.Read more
Prevent inventory from getting lost, reduce seek times during the order picking process and ensure safe First In First Out or sequencing procedures.Read more
Automated Scrap Prevention
Correlate production data to quality assurance results and learn which combinations of parameters lead to the least amount of scrap.Read more
Digital Transformation in Admin
Automatically creating production schedules reduces the need for manual planning.Read more