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Page 54 of 67 Global Plastics rePort 2015 55 availability thanks to prox- imity and the use of remote maintenance tools. During the event, all machine data will be collected on a central computer. The Engel e-factory MES software running on the computer enables job scheduling, query- ing of the injection molding machines and the creation of quality reports and documen- tation. At the same time, visi- tors will gain insights into the Engel e-connect online cus- tomer portal through which spare parts can be sourced and ordered and service requests can be submitted. The iQ product family, which enhances process sta- bility by continually analysing the plasticising and molding process and making auto- matic adjustments in case of deviations from targets, and e-flomo, which autonomously ensures a constant supply of cooling water, also will be fea- tured at the booth. Key applications demoed by Engel at Fakuma include: • Clearmelt technology, which allows the eco- nomical manufacture of decor elements with wood veneers for automotive applications. The veneers are back-injected with a thermoplastic in a single step and coated with trans- parent polyurethane to protect the surface. First introduced in 2009, the first serial application is imminent at HIB Trim Part Solutions. Fakuma visitors will get a preview of the technology, as the pre- mium wood decor elements are molded in a two-cavity mold on an Engel duo 3550/650 combi M injec- tion molding machine. • In collaboration with part- ner companies Schneegans Freudenberg Silicon and Elmet, Engel will produce diaphragms made of glass- fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA) and liquid silicone on a victory 200H/60L/140 combi injection molding machine with an integrated viper 40 linear robot. In each cycle, the robot removes eight finished parts and transfers the PA base bodies to the second set of cavities in the 8+8-cavity serial mold, where they are overmolded with silicone. New TPE materials are featured at the Kraiburg TPE booth. k- The World's No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber For show information: Messe Düsseldorf North America 150 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2920 _ Chicago, IL 60601 Tel. (312) 781-5180 _ Fax (312) 781-5188 _ For hotel and travel arrangements: TTI Travel, Inc. Tel. (866) 674-3476 _ Fax (212) 674-3477

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