Green Innovation for Net Zero and Low-carbon Injection Molding Ecosystem
Energizing for energy saving and carbon reduction, FCS was present at TAIMOLD exhibition intelligently
The "Intelligent Asia Industry 4.0 and Intelligent Manufacturing Series Exhibition," serving as a comprehensive platform for showcasing Taiwan's advancements in intelligent manufacturing technology and innovation across eight key supply chain themes, was hosted at TaiNEX 1 & 2 from August 23 to 26. During this event, FCS Group actively participated in the "Taipei International Smart Mold & Die Industry Fair", showcasing all-electric machines and applications characterized by precision, energy efficiency, intelligence, and cleanliness. Additionally, precision medical molds were also presented. FCS Group's presence at the fair emphasized their commitment to offering one-stop solutions for injection molding machines. Their approach included mold technology, material technology, intelligent manufacturing, and other innovative technology integration and consultation services. FCS aims to address manufacturing process challenges faced by diverse industrial customers.
As Europe and the United States enter the era of Industry 5.0, it is imperative for manufacturing industries at all levels in Asia to undergo transformation and upgrade. Industry 4.0 has become a fundamental requirement for achieving international connectivity in manufacturing. In response to this demand, FCS has introduced the iMF 4.0 intelligent ManuFactory system. This versatile system can be seamlessly integrated with injection molding machines from various brands. It excels in automatically adjusting and controlling quality parameters by utilizing data from its surrounding environment. Moreover, it employs intelligent sensing modules to enhance product yield rates while minimizing production waste. Additionally, iMF 4.0 provides advanced warning function to prevent unexpected downtime losses. It allows customers to seize the "intelligent" manufacturing opportunities through continuous project monitoring and valuable feedback suggestions.
During the Taipei Mold Exhibition, iMF 4.0 was successfully integrated into the production processes of FCS's all-electric injection molding machine, the CT-180e, located at the Tainan plant. This demonstration not only showcased the concept of remotely managing overseas factories, but also illustrated the system's capacity to capture, extract, and add value to production information, covering aspects such as molding parameters, quality monitoring, peripheral auxiliary and equipment.
Energy-saving, high-efficiency, and low-carbon production- CT-e all-electric injection molding machine
FCS's CT-e all-electric injection molding machine has gained significant attention in light of global concerns related to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues. Renowned for its high efficiency, stability, and energy-saving features, this machine has garnered increased interest. Since its introduction in 2019, it has achieved impressive sales figures, with an average of one unit sold per week, totaling 200 units to date. During the exhibition, FCS showcased the capabilities of the all-electric injection molding machine, which boasts a clamping force of 50 tons. It demonstrated a remarkable 12-second cycle to produce a lid for a 12-hole centrifuge tube using a single mold. This highlights its precision and suitability for clean mass production applications, particularly in industries such as optics, medical devices, and food packaging.
In alignment with the global trend of supply chain relocation and the shift towards intelligent low-carbon solutions, the exhibition brought together over 1,200 manufacturers and nearly 4,500 booths, featuring components and equipment from renowned global suppliers. Despite FCS displaying a single molding equipment set during the four-day exhibition, the booth generated significant interest, with over 100 inquiries from prospective buyers. The potential order value reached an impressive 100 million NTD. This news brought great excitement to FCS colleagues and underscored the high quality and substantial demand of the exhibition's visitors.
Dedicated in reducing carbon from FCS with a low-carbon plastic injection molding ecosystem
In the era of global initiatives toward achieving net-zero emissions and the implementation of carbon border adjustment mechanisms in Europe and the United States, the imperative for green transformation has taken center stage for manufacturing plants, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, looking to engage in international and sustainable operations. The Industrial Bureau has introduced a subsidy program aimed at facilitating low-carbon and intelligent upgrading transformations, encouraging enterprises to invest in or upgrade their production equipment. In response to this, FCS has established a dedicated project team to assist its existing customers in applying for transformation subsidies, thereby alleviating their financial burden and enabling them to seize opportunities in the evolving economic landscape. This proactive approach has resonated with customers, who are no longer merely embracing the concept of net-zero carbon emissions but are actively seeking transformation solutions tailored to their specific needs. This shift in mindset has not only garnered a positive response from customers but has also driven increased sales performance.
In alignment with the global trend toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and Taiwan's own 2050 net-zero emission policy, FCS has taken the lead in the industry by establishing the "FCS Green Innovation Project Team" this year. The team's mission is to position FCS as the central hub and collaborate with horizontal and vertical supply chain operators to develop a "low-carbon plastic injection molding ecosystem" science and technology program, referred to as "1 + 10." This initiative has received strong endorsement from the Industrial Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, with a substantial technology subsidy amounting to 24 million NTD. The project outlines a comprehensive roadmap and development plan for carbon reduction within the injection molding industry. It contains three main areas: 1) intelligent energy-saving optimization, 2) integration of low-carbon equipment and peripherals, and 3) advancements in recycling material technology. Additionally, it includes the establishment of a low-carbon injection molding ecosystem and strategies to assist customers in achieving energy savings and carbon reduction. The detailed action plan covers activities such as conducting independent carbon inventories, implementing carbon reduction technologies, integrating energy-saving production lines for injection molding peripheral equipment, enhancing the use of recycled materials, introducing energy-saving technologies for new machinery, and developing energy-saving solutions for the transformation of existing machinery.