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.

Showcase (real application example)

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.

Requirements:

  • 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

Benefits:

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


Product groups

Production equipment
    All

Application

Automotive

Customer

POLYTEC PLASTICS

Industry

Automotive

Major benefits achieved

Cost savings
Functional or component integration
More flexible solution

Used technologies

Injection molding

Used materials

Plastic / PA66
Plastic

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Provider who helped realising this showcase

KraussMaffei Schweiz

Die Produktmarke KraussMaffei steht international für wegweisende und technologieübergreifende System- und Verfahrenslösungen in der Spritzgieß- und Reaktionstechnik sowie der Automation

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Bruno Schleiss
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