The software makes the difference
Whether it be a single-board computer or a complex modular system, for hydraulic, hybrid or fully-electric injection molding or other plastics machines – all KePlast Systems are based on a fully scalable and innovative software platform. The KePlast Framework software is extremely portable. Programs that were originally created for an injection molding machine can run on other machines controlled by KePlast with different hardware without extensive adjustments needing to be made.
Quick and easy creation of applications
The comprehensive software and technology libraries for injection molding machines facilitate the quick and problem-free creation of various applications. In addition, this modern and state-of-the-art software package, with a Linux-based architecture, provides a stable and future-proof solution that is an absolute must-have for all future requirements of Industry 4.0.
An advantage with future-proof technologies
Open and modern software architecture
Quick time-to-market thanks to the ready-made framework
Customization for all customer requirements
Efficient machine operation
KeView Style is the modern visualization framework that can be used to create all multi-touch interfaces. This framework stands out from the crowd as it uses the latest technology and offers a range of special features, such as a modern gesture framework, guided wizards for the user, simple navigation and top usability of operating elements.
Navigate into the future
The user is the focus
The multitouch screen panels on the KePlast series are setting new standards when it comes to usability. A smooth workflow with intuitive multitouch gestures facilitates an extremely quick setting of process values and reduces the time needed for the mold validation of new forms and the operating sequences in day-to-day production.
State-of-the-art technology with KeView Style! The modern and Java-based HMI framework is based on the latest software technology and offers multimedia functions, HTML 5 online help, a PDF viewer, videos, and much more. The clear and modern design is incredibly user-friendly and the openness of the software makes it easy to create individual operating concepts that are tailored to your machine.
Simple configuration of machine sequences
Quick, easy, versatile
The KePlast Machine Sequencer is a user-friendly graphic software assistant that supports users in creating or adjusting machine sequences. Thanks to its intuitive operation and visually appealing interface, the machine sequence programs can be adjusted quickly and affordably by Drag&Drop and with no prior knowledge of programming needed. The sequence of all machine movements is fully flexible and makes it easy to quickly set up of new tools.
The Machine Sequencer is ideal for use with injection molding machines that have complex sequences, multiple injection units or alternating machine options, as well as for applications with complex forms and alternating core puller sequences.
Individual parameter display
Intuitive and individual
In an intuitive guided editor, the user can design an individual dashboard directly in the visualization. The desired parameters can be selected from a list of the available process parameters and put together in a dashboard page via Drag&Drop. The user can choose the page structure that they want and where to place the values. The tailored screen pages massively reduce the operating sequences, therefore leaving the user free to concentrate on any frequent and repeated adjustment work.
Graphic profile editor
Optimized and user-friendly
There is a convenient graphics editor that can be used to configure machine movement profiles. In this editor, profile points can be added or moved via Drag&Drop. It turns optimizing machine movements into child’s play. In order to ideally cater to each user’s individual needs, alongside the graphic editor there is also an option to enter the data manually in a table.
Intelligent tools & wizards for the end customer
In order to maintain an optimal productivity and utilization of all plastics machines, the focus is primarily on the end user. Tools to simplify the sequences for machine operators and intelligent assistants, such as KePlast ServiceNet for quick remote support or KePlast EasyNet MES as a convenient tool to monitor the entire production process, support the user.
KePlast EasyNet MES
Process monitoring for maximum productivity
As part of the KePlast Smart Factory – KEBA’s Industry 4.0 portfolio – KePlast EasyNet MES (Manufacturing Execution System) is a user-friendly program that makes the reliable networking of injection molding machines easy at an affordable price. It is ideal for the central data collection and securing. With EasyNet, you can keep an eye on your production machines at all times and ensure that your production plant is working at its best thanks to quick reaction times.
For medium-sized plastic processing companies, KePlast EasyNet MES offers a variety of easy-to-operate monitoring and planning functions, such as a productivity overview and evaluation of the process quality of individual machines. With the KePlast Heatup Management function, you can significantly reduce your energy costs in order to achieve a best-possible machine availability. In a clearly structured overview of the production hall, the shift leader can maintain an overview of the entire production line and efficiently react to any deviations in production or be immediately informed of any machine alarms.
- Productivity overview & intelligent management of the heating process
- Management of part data
- Intelligent production planning & interfaces for external ERP systems
- Analysis of machine standstills
- Quality evaluation and reports
Deep vertical integration of production tasks
Ensure your best production capacity and increase the level of information that you have with the complete and homogeneous integration of production tasks – from the ERP system directly to the machine operator. With EasyNet, production tasks are sent to the HMI screens in real time and the collected information about the production status is immediately sent back.
Global remote maintenance – on your machine in seconds!
KePlast ServiceNet is a user-friendly plug and play solution for comprehensive remote support and the efficient remote monitoring of plastics machines. Quick access to machine data from anywhere in the world for the servicing and detailed remote diagnostics is just as simple and uncomplicated as the convenient support of the operating personnel’s application and process requests.
Thanks to the secure connection to all machines in the field, service and process support can be provided regardless of the machines location – whether it be in the service center of the machine manufacturer, with the local resellers in the respective markets or on-site during a service session.
- Secure connection between machines and service centers
- Global availability thanks to the IT server structure
- Quick provision of support in the event of a malfunction
KePlast Edge Solution
The conception of a digitalized industry often only takes new generations of machines into consideration and ignores existing ones. Therefore it is essential that these existing machines are taken into account both on horizontal and vertical networking levels by using standards such as OPC UA, TSN, MQTT, etc. These bridges in the cloud can be built with our open hardware and modular Linux software platform. A real-time data collection of up to 500μsec facilitates both the implementation of machine learning concepts and the management of large amounts of data, which is what makes our control platform future-proof.
- Open Linux architecture
- Integration of all services and communication logs
- Scalable hardware platform
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