Lossburg, 14 February 2022
On 17 February 2022, Arburg goes on air with podcast episode 134 as part of the podcast series “AI in Industry”. The episode entitled, “KI bei Arburg und die Rolle des Basismodells”, looks at the exciting topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in mechanical engineering. In the 35 minute German language podcast, Werner Faulhaber, Development divisional manager at Arburg, talks to moderator, Robert Weber, and provide deep insights into the potential that AI offers the world of injection moulding.
Werner Faulhaber explains that combined with a “smart” control system and “Machine Learning”, AI is making injection moulding “more intelligent” step-by-step. He discusses the developments Arburg is working on and how plastic processors can use this technology to create new business models in future.
“Machine Learning” is changing the world of injection moulding
The podcast discusses why it is not enough to just gather data: you also need the process expertise and domain knowledge. Werner Faulhaber explores the use of AI to develop master models using experience and data collected over the years on process, material and machinery. The customer could then sharpen the provided master model “on Edge” and thus optimize their processes. The in-house development Gestica control system, the Arburg host computer system, and the “arburgXworld” customer portal give Arburg an advantage here. Moreover, the machine will increasingly be able to optimise itself in the future and continue improving by means of so-called “Machine Learning”. Application examples are given in the interview. These include automatic programming of robotic systems, targeted malfunction remedying, and a spare parts system with “intelligent” image processing.
“AI in Industry” podcast series
Episode 134 of the podcast with Werner Faulhaber is freely available from 17 February 2022 on the website, https://kipodcast.de/, or on all the usual portals such as Spotify, iTunes and GooglePlay. Episode 115 on “Federated Learning in injection moulding” will also be of interest to plastic processors. Other guests on the podcast series include AI experts from science and research as well as from reputable companies such as Bosch, Siemens, Trumpf and IBM.
German family-owned company Arburg is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic processing machines. Its product portfolio encompasses Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 125 and 6,500 kN, the Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing and robotic systems, customer and industry-specific turnkey solutions and further peripheral equipment.
An international sales and service network ensures first-class customer support at a local level: Arburg has its own organisations at 35 locations in 26 different countries and, together with its trading partners, is represented in more than 100 countries. Its machines are produced exclusively at the company’s German headquarters in Lossburg. Of a total of roughly 3,400 employees, around 2,850 work in Germany. About 550 further employees work in Arburg’s organisations around the world. Arburg has triple certification, in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com