Hopper

Quality Optimizer

Increasing product quality

Hopper addresses the product quality created by automated production equipment. The Process Parameter Recommender generates situational recommendations for best-possible machine settings under the prevailing production conditions in order to keep scrap and cycle time as low as possible. With the Recipe Benchmark, the machine settings are identified for producing highest possible output under consideration of the general conditions. Hopper significantly increases the rate of good parts produced per hour, for example in elastomer, thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding and for materials that are difficult to process, e.g. post-consumer plastics, recyclates or highly hygroscopic materials.

Which problems does Hopper tackle?

  • High scrap rates depending on current raw material
  • Varying cycle time due to individual machine settings and constant changes
  • Intransparency of best-fitting SET parameter tuning
  • Lack of efficiency in 24/7 production
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Operators are provided with situational recommendations for best-possible machine settings via mobile devices.

Which benefits does Hopper deliver?

  • Increase in good parts ratio by significant scrap and cycle time reduction
  • Data analysis on material, production environment and machine
  • Precise parameter adjustment recommendations based on all influencing factors on the process
  • Predicted production rate
  • Predicted scrap ratio
  • Situational and automated recommendations available on smartwatch, smartphone and browser

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Features & functions

  • Automated recommendations for optimized process parameters:

Analysis of machine processes on signal-level based on high frequency live data of various sources

  • Independent from machine (type):

Comparison of similar machines on a very detailed machine component level

  • Already existing data base:

Deduction of optimization actions for each real machine to reduce cycle times

  • Mobile usage on the shopfloor:

Constant monitoring of machine sub-process behavior with notification of anomalies for maintenance department

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“With its continuously learning Hopper technology plus10 has provided practical proof on several injection molding machines that significant production increases in elastomer processing are possible in practice.”

Reinfried Wobbe

Director Digital Business Development/Industrie 4.0

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