FCS iMF4.0 helps the enterprise to become a visual smart manufacturing factory

To meet the global industry 4.0 trend, FCS Group, a leading manufacturer of plastic and rubber injection molding equipment in Taiwan, took the lead in releasing the iMF4.0 Intelligent ManuFactory, and launched the optimized new generation of All-Electric Injection Molding Machines (CT-e Series) and Advanced Servo Hydraulic Injection Molding Machine (FA Series). It is widely praised by the Industry in Taiwan for its new model of intelligent production line based on industry 4.0.

All-Electric Injection Molding Machine (CT-e Series) Advanced Servo Hydraulic Injection Molding Machine (FA Series)
Photo: All-Electric IMM(CT-180e)

According to FCS, global Industry 4.0 is a new manufacturing concept, that is, product manufacturing needs multifaceted calculus and consideration: how to reduce production processes and manpower, and how to make the manufacturing process smoother and the quality more stable through intelligent production line arrangement, and control its impact on the environment during the manufacturing process, so as to create a friendly manufacturing environment. At present, Taiwan's machinery manufacturing industry is still maintained between Industry 2.0 and 3.0. To achieve Industry 4.0, a complete change in manufacturing thinking is needed. FCS is the world's leading manufacturer of injection molding equipment, and because its customers are widely spread in a number of industries, it is urgent to develop towards the industry 4.0 intelligent manufacturing field. Therefore, FCS iMF4.0 emerges as the times require.

FCS's newly developed iMF4.0 Intelligent ManuFactory has moved beyond the speed, function, and stability pursued by simple equipment to integrate the information of each device into a viewable group state. The group state is like an intelligent workstation, which combines the functions of perception, adaptation, calculation and information communication to execute each production process accurately. Through big data analysis and feedback, defects in the process can be solved timely, which not only promotes efficiency, but also improves yield. This is what the iMF4.0 Intelligent ManuFactory seeks to achieve, from the stabilization of production in the past, to the optimization, then to the automation, and then to the intellectualization of thinking mode. The change of the manufacturing mode not only can greatly reduce human error, equipment debugging and unexpected shutdown, but also maintain quality consistency and accurate planned production.

FCS at TAIMOLD exhibition FCS at TAIMOLD exhibition
Photo: FCS at TAIMOLD exhibition

Plastic and rubber injection molding equipment is facing a new wave of challenges, such as the evolution of the composite materials in the circular economy, the development of lightweight chemical engineering methods, sheet metal plasticizing, glasslike polymer and microcellular foam molding, which can no longer be completed by simple manufacturing thinking. It is necessary to comprehensively consider the possibility of realizing intelligent manufacturing and providing intelligent services from the perspective of clients from the perspectives of material management, mold management, process design management, and equipment structure. FCS "iMF4.0" will be the best partner to assist enterprises to build intelligent manufacturing factories.


Source: Commercial Times