APC use-case: Woco
The American plastics processor Woco IPS (in Waco, Texas) was amazed by the robustness of the injection molding process through APC when the new machine function was installed: "In Texas we're subjected to extreme climate fluctuations during production. We are convinced that by using APC, we'll be able to compensate for these fluctuations reliably and ensure constantly high product quality," explains Alexander Wein, Global Project Manager Railway at Woco in the interview.
Why is APC interesting for Woco?
Alexander Wein: Our production site for railways solutions is located in Waco, Texas. The ambient temperature is variable and has an effect on the production process. APC will help stabilize production regardless of the climate and support our staff with more efficient control.
How did you experience the installation process?
Wein: Installation of the machine function was simple. We only had to stop the machine for 15 minutes. After installation the KraussMaffei specialist gave the staff a 10 minute training session of how to activate APC and how to analyze it. We could see right away the effect on the process, and the first results already show a positive outcome.
Where do you see real benefits for your production?
Wein: We are currently applying for an ISO certificate so that we can provide products for the automotive industry, which is very demanding in terms of quality. We see that APC will help us guarantee stable production of high quality products and will support our staff in maintaining these high standards during all shifts regardless of outside interferences.