Tooling 4.0 – for hot runner moulds
A global packaging company that serves 22 different markets uses hot runner moulds with multi-cavities. Their concern was about the hot runner moulds losing heat during processing.
They connected the moulds through an IoT Gateway to collect data on temperature, pressure, pack, balance, etc. Analysis of this process-data in real time assesses the likely quality of work-product through the melt-flow in each cavity — to define inspection samples. This also provides insights on the mould condition to plan maintenance, spare part inventory and conversion schedule.