The Austrian injection molding technology specialists have agreed a joint venture with ICE-flex from Saronno near Milan and will thus be gaining access to a manufacturing execution system ( MES ), which the Italians have developed for injection molding companies with up to 50 machines per production site. The modular MES is suitable for production planning, monitoring and data storage. The Wittmann Group is offering it to its customers under its existing name of TEMI .
An additional variant with the name TEMI+ provides further functions that can be used only in combination with Wittmann manufacturing systems. In general, however, the MES will remain open and can also work with the machines of other manufacturers. The software supports digital I/O connection and various versions of the Euromap 63 interface protocol. According to Wittmann, it is also compatible with the forthcoming Euromap 77 communication standard.
Digitization has now advanced to the point where more and more industries are obtaining solutions specifically designed to meet their needs. With PPS Plus Kunststoff , for example, HKS is offering an ERP system that has also been developed for plastic injection molding.