Wittmann 4.0 – IIoT realized for the injection molding industry
Industry 4.0, digitization and artificial intelligence – all these terms are frequently used when production systems of the future are discussed. However, there is still little evidence, that those techniques, which are already state of the art in trade, banking and other business sectors, do as well impact production and plastics processing, respectively. Consecutively, there are just very few role models available in plastics industry. Within the presentation a fundamental introduction into the research of digital shadows in plastics industry will be given and implementation will be presented, which show that artificial intelligence supports injection molders in setting up a robust process based on knowledge rather than experience. By efficient interoperation between virtual process development based on process simulation and real production using AI, the next level of scientification of plastics processing may be achieved.