Automatic data acquisition for optimum capacity utilization
The inspection and maintenance of molds is frequently only carried out when the produced parts no longer meet the required quality standards. The autonomous Balluff Mold-ID system, however, guarantees condition-based maintenance of the molds without time-consuming and error-prone mold logs. Because all relevant data, such as drawing number, number of shots, last maintenance or service life, is automatically saved on the mold and can be retrieved at any time. The optimum capacity utilisation of the injection molds is thus guaranteed. All machines can be retrofitted individually regardless of location or manufacturer.
Unplanned downtimes can be reduced with the help of the automatic documentation of the mold's usage using Balluff RFID. A separate shot counter records all production cycles. All the data is available on a data carrier either directly on the mould or on the multi-coupling. This allows the mold status to be displayed directly on the machine and provide an overview of the life cycle of the current mold at any time.