High degree of automation results in 25 % higher efficiency

A sophisticated production system: injection molding with various metal inserts and downstream in-line quality checks for flashing to ensure the seal is good. POLYTEC PLASTICS trusts in the system competence of KraussMaffei and enjoys a 25 percent increase in efficiency.

POLYTEC PLASTICS is a company of the globally acting POLYTEC GROUP, developer and manufacturer of premium quality plastic components for the automotive industry.

At the location in Lohne in Lower Saxony/Germany, another production cell was needed for manufacturing oil pans, but a significantly higher productivity was desired compared to their existing system. Therefore, the requirements specifications asked for a high degree of automation combined with low space requirements and robust processes. Accordingly, the KraussMaffei project team collaborated with the customer to develop the process.


  • Different inserts
  • In-line quality checks for flashing
  • High proportion of automation
  • Low space requirements
  • High flexibility

Customized solution:

  • Feed, storage and provision by IR
  • Insertion by LRX-1000
  • Modular adaptable production system
  • In-line camera examination by IR
  • 100% check of all components
  • Conveyor belt with cooling section


  • Up to 3 hours autonomous operation
  • 96% availability
  • 25% more efficient
  • Optimum use of the production floor
  • Flexible system solution
  • Short set-up times