AGILPLAS: Providing the vital raw material for plastics manufacturing automation – information.
Plastic manufacturing does not always flow smoothly. In fact, production processes often get clogged and can come to a sudden and expensive halt if a problem is not identified in time. This challenge inspired SME plastic injection manufacturer, XIMA, and technology provider, BOSONIT, to collaborate on the AGILPLAS application experiment. They intend to use an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) platform based on the use of FIWARE to enable real time decision making. It will achieve this by monitoring robot-arms and sensors to identify potential clogging problems, before they occur. It will also provide the baseline information needed for predictive maintenance. The result will be a more agile, integrated production facility better able to serve customers such as vending machine makers, supermarkets, the automotive sector, and more.