The optimized automation solution for die-casting machines
30 years of experience in controlling complex cyclic processes
**KEBA customers rely on innovative automation solutions with the highest service quality. Over 30 years of experience in the plastics & die-casting industry enable the comprehensive understanding including the markets, processes, technologies, and customer-specific requirements. **
The long-term partnership with KEBA consists of initial consultation on system design and installation up to series production support. The KePlast system is perfectly designed for injection molding (i-series) and die-casting (c-series) machines. Due to the related processes, synergies with the die-casting industry result from 30 years of expertise in the plastics sector. The KePlast system is a ready-to-use turnkey solution, which contains a scalable hardware and a modular software platform. Depending on the machine requirement, customers are offered with various opportunities of modular or compact control solutions in combination with the highest individualization in software and customizing. The integrated software libraries provide the latest state-of-the-art technologies for controlling the complex process of die-casting as well as modern multitouch machine operation and enable the innovative Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies.
KePlast c-series with powerful hardware
Cutting-edge hardware solutions
Optimized for die-casting machines, the c-series is based on a fully scalable, high-end, and innovative hardware platform
KePlast c-series cover the entire range of die-casting machine types. Either hydraulic toggle-lever or complex two-platen technology can be provided. Additional peripheral devices can be easily integrated via I/Os or various interfaces. KePlast SpeedPump is the ideal solution for energy-saving hydraulic servo pumps. The control application can be used for open-loop or closed-loop control machine concepts.
KePlast c-series - Powerful & fast
Scalable: Modular & compact - CP 5xx line: modular control with decentral I/Os - CP 05x line: compact control incl. I/Os - Linux-based & future-safe architecture - 500µsec cycle time - For all machine types
HMI - Visualization
Modern & user-friendly operation - 12”-15” single touch panel - 15”-21” PCT multitouch panel - Keyboard & switches on demand - Customizable HMI hard- & software
Wide range of I/Os technologies - Digital & analog Input/Output - Incremental counter Inputs - High-speed EtherCAT fieldbus
KePlast c8000 with the latest Multitouch panel
Innovative & user-friendly machine operation with real-time capability
The increasing complexity of the die-casting process leads to an enormous challenge for machine manufacturers and their end users.
Therefore, taking the operator to the center of your workflow becomes more crucial, which means: minimizing this complexity and increasing the overall productivity. Both can be achieved with KePlast c8000 and its latest Multitouch panel series.
The Multitouch solution is based on a modern and open application framework, which results into fast time-to-market and a high level of customizing regarding design of the hardware and software. The KePlast c8000 offers the a high-end system, which is extremely fast, user-friendly and can be operated easily without time-consuming training.
Software makes the difference
Powerful Linux-based platform
**The KePlast c-series is optimized for die-casting machines and is based on a fully scalable, high-end, and innovative hardware and software platform. **
Extensive technology libraries
Part of the powerful software framework is the extensive range of technology functions for controlling the die-casting process and for implementing all of these specific functions. As a result of years of experience, a wide variety of technology modules is available including valve or mold position control such as servo valve control or control of the mold position is available.
**Software tools for die-casting machines **
Programming takes place in a uniform, modularly structured development environment. The operating concept and the scope of services are adapted to the performance and the machine’s target market. In this way, the customer receives an optimally dimensioned control system for each machine type.
Easy configuration of machine sequences
The software is a graphical online programming interface for machine sequences. Its intuitive design allows the sequence program to be adapted quickly and cost-effectively. The sequence of all machine movements is entirely flexible and enables rapidly the set-up of new tools. The program is ideal for use in high-quality machines with complex alternating core sequences.
Connecting globally with the smart assistance programs
I4.0 with KePlast Smart Industry
With innovation cycles becoming frequently shorter, the market demands a broad portfolio of new technologies that need to be integrated quickly and easily. At the same time, these systems must be scalable and highly flexible.
**Future-safe solutions with smart technologies **
The KePlast c-series provides the latest Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies which enable worldwide connectivity with cloud-based data management and smart IT integration. Both the hardware and software are optimized for die-casting machines. They offer numerous communication standards such as Ethernet with OPC UA, fast and secure data storage for predictive analytics and maintenance as well as further customer-specific adaptations.
**Openness in a new dimension **
The KePlast technologies are based on a Linux platform with a strong community. Due to this open and secure platform, the c-series’ controllers can be updated and the latest technologies can be integrated anytime, making the control solutions future-safe.
KePlast Smart Industy – I4.0 portfolio for smart die-casters
Through the partnership with KEBA, the die-casting machine manufacturer benefits by having an expert at its side who plays a pioneering role in various areas, including the integration of Linux-based technologies and other cloudbased assistance services. ‘KePlast Smart Industry’ consists of the KePlast ServiceNet, which enables worldwide access to the machine and rapid problem solving by experts. The Chinese servers guarantee fastest communication. KePlast EasyNet monitors the machine productivity on stationary and mobile devices and is understood as Manufacturing Executing System (MES) for small and medium-sized companies.
Remote maintenance - in seconds at your machine
Service technicians from KEBA as well as machine manufacturers can use a user-friendly software tool to quickly and comfortably process incoming support requests. At the click of the mouse, a secure connection is established with the respective die-casting machine and the technician on-site.
Fast, worldwide access to process data for service and support as well as simple remote diagnosis are as easy and uncomplicated as the convenient support of the operating personnel during application and process queries.
Independence from IT integration
No intervention in the IT network, firewall or Internet connection of the respective company is needed to set up a secure and fast ServiceNet connection. Communication takes place via a completely autonomous, direct UMTS/HSPA modem connection (3G) by means of a secure VPN tunnel.
Reduction of travel costs
Service can be performed independent of location – whether in the service headquarters of the machine manufacturer or on-site during a service call.
Process monitoring for maximum productivity
KePlast EasyNet is a simple, user-friendly program to economically connect die-casting machines and is ideally suited for central data acquisition and backup. With KePlast EasyNet, you have an overview of your production machines at all times and short reaction times ensure maximum productivity.
Status of all die-casting machines at a glance
With EasyNet, the production or shift manager can access all machines that are in the network. EasyNet provides, among other things, the production status, the quality data and the productivity data of each individual machine on the control station PC or on a smartphone.
Integration of third-party machines
In a production hall, one often finds machines from a variety of manufacturers. With the optional EasyNet AccessBox extension, machines that are not controlled with a KePlast control can be integrated in the EasyNet network.
Current production status available at any time
KePlast EasyNet Mobile is an extension of the Easy-Net control station software for making the data available for mobile end devices. Important characteristic values such as current cycle time, scrap rate and utilization rate are available on the mobile end device.
You can rely on KEBA
KePlast c-series - Your values
Best and fast support due to 30 years market experience and industry insights
Customer support during the entire product lifecycle
European brand quality including latest hardware and software technologies
This cloud-based support is applicable to any business case
Experience the pillars of Industry 4.0, including the industry standards including OPC UA.
Global network of high-skilled application engineers
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