Friedrichshafen, 14 October 2014 – At Fakuma 2014 (14 – 18 October), Kistler is presenting the new CoMo DataCenter 2.0 (CDC) for data management and analysis of injection molding processes. The CDC complements Kistler’s CoMo Injection System, which allows cavity pressure-based quality monitoring and documentation of injection molding processes. With this package solution, users can optimize the quality of their series production by integrating the process monitoring directly in the manufacturing process. Thus, waste will be detected and rejected as it occurs and manual quality checks can be dispensed with. This enables manufacturers to reduce material and production costs.
Multi-machine production monitoring and process analysis
CDC links all the user's CoMo Injection Systems together, seamlessly combining process- and quality-related production data for both live and completed orders in one database. In addition to receiving at-a-glance information about the status of each injection molding machine, users are enabled to monitor their production and analyze processes across multiple machines. For example, they can see which machine is generating particularly good or poor performance values. All data can be accessed through a web browser, even from a mobile device – for complete transparency at any time and from everywhere in the world. As a result, users can meet the growing customer demand for documentation and traceability of production data.
Intuitive data networking
Como DataCenter 2.0 is easy to install: all the necessary software components are integrated in an installation package that can be launched with just a click. There is no need to manually link interfaces, users can get started right away. Because CDC accesses an integrated database there is no need to purchase an additional database, which avoids subsequent costs. With the optional expert version, data can be integrated in the user's IT infrastructure, allowing an existing database to be used. All production data can therefore be merged from different systems for unlimited data comparability.
Variety in data breakdown for manufacturers
CDC's intuitive, state-of-the-art user guidance is easy to familiarize with. "CoMo DataCenter 2.0 offers optimum production management features," explains Daniel Fick, Product Manager at Kistler. "It's easy to compare the status, effectiveness, and capacity utilization of machines." CDC's detailed data history is quick and easy to search with the help of various filters, enabling the user to easily perform multi-stage searches for production orders and batches. To analyze process fluctuations and reject cycles in detail, CoMo DataCenter 2.0 comes with a range of evaluation functions. These include interactive trend graphs for all recorded production cycles, which legibly reveal processfluctuations, and a detailed curve analysis for subsequent causal research. Furthermore, all results of the analysis can also be exported to other programs.
Kistler will present CoMo DataCenter 2.0 at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany, 14 – 18 October 2014. Kistler will be at stand 3104 in Hall A3.
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Image 1: CoMo DataCenter 2.0 (CDC) offers data management and analysis of injection molding processes. The software is an addition to Kistler’s CoMo Injection System and allows for a diverse and detailed assessment.
Image 2: CoMo DataCenter 2.0 (CDC) links all the user's CoMo Injection Systems together, seamlessly combining process- and quality-related production data for both live and completed orders in one database.