KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH is introducing a new manufacturing execution system called MaXecution at the international fair for plastics processing Fakuma 2017.

The new software offering is tailored to the requirements of small injection moulding companies, said the company.

The software provides greater transparency in manufacturing through productivity indicators regarding overall equipment effectiveness, mould and resource management, and statistics on machines and rejects.

“In total, using this software means better capacity utilization of the machinery pool, fewer rejects, and higher overall equipment effectiveness,” the company said.

The new offering features three versions, allowing processors to decide what features they want to utilize in their MES. MaXecution is based on MES Hydra from MPDV Mikrolab GmbH of Mosbach, Germany.

“The increasing digitalization does not stop on account of minor plastics processors. However, the procurement of a complete MES system often involves excessive expenditure. The new MaXecution offers, in addition to the appropriate injection moulding machine, a compact solution tailored specifically to manufacturing processes,” said Hans Ulrich Golz, president of KM’s injection molding machinery segment, in a statement.

MaXecution offers reliable real-time data throughout the production phase, thus facilitating the ​ planning, control, and monitoring of the entire production process.

“With the new MaXecution, we support our customers in the long term on their path to digital, paperless production and offer them a tailored system to improve the capacity utilization of their machinery pool and to increase their overall equipment effectiveness,” Golz said in the statement.

Creation of MaXecution adds another offering in KraussMaffei’s portfolio of Plastics 4.0 products.

Fakuma is a world’s leading technical event for industrial plastics processing and focuses on the latest technologies which promise highly advantageous benefits, as well as processes and tools for efficient plastics processing by means of injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming and 3D printing.

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