ENGEL extends MES e-factory by energy module – Energy balance made transparent
Schwertberg, Austria – August 2016
With its new energy module, ENGEL e-factory makes it possible to track the energy consumption of individual consumers in production with greater transparency. In addition, starting at K 2016, the MES from ENGEL is capable of avoiding power peak requirements automatically and reducing power costs across the entire machine pool.
The networking and integration of production systems is one of the key features of the smart factory, which forms the core of ENGEL’s inject 4.0 program. With its own MES (Manufacturing Execution System), the Austrian machine manufacturer assists its customers to increase their productivity and efficiency by networking. ENGEL e-factory is tailored to the requirements of the injection moulding industry and therefore ensures very deep vertical data integration down to individual cavity level. New modules are being constantly added to the modular system. ENGEL is unveiling a new module at K 2016 – the Energy module. It permits a detailed display, evaluation and optimization of energy consumers. Machines from different manufacturers can be integrated to obtain a complete energy balance. At the same time, consumers not integrated in the MES can be recorded manually. These functions form the basis for certification according to EMAS, the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme.
ENGEL at K 2016: Hall 15, Stand C58