Plastics industry2022-06-07T10:14:35-04:00

Manufacturing monitoring system for the plastics industry

Our expertise

At Clariprod, we specialize in real-time production monitoring for the plastics industry, primarily injection molding machines.

Our 25+ years of expertise in the plastics industry was brought to us by two of our founding members, CFM Robotics and Windmill Plastics. They both specialize in injection molding, but in different expertise. CFM Robotics is a world leader in mobile and agile robotic solutions for the plastic injection molding industry, and Windmill Plastics is an injection molding manufacturer with 30 years of experience. These two companies combined their knowledge with CDID, to create a solution to an unmet need in the plastics industry, brought forward by Windmill Plastics as they were looking for an Industry 4.0 solution.

So, it goes without saying that at Clariprod, we know what’s best for your injection molding machine. Our solution is tailor-made for you!

Production monitoring for the plastics industry, mostly injection molding

Real-time production monitoring designed
for the plastics industry

We have designed a real-time production monitoring solution tailored to the needs of injection molding manufacturers. Our system is designed to count the parts produced by your machine, by the simple tracking of the electrical signal of mold opening and closing. These signals are monitored by Clariprod each time they occur, which in turn, monitors production, downtime, period of inactivity, and many more performance indicators.

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We understand your reality

We understand your reality

At Clariprod, we know performance, speed, and low costs are very important to be competitive in the plastics industry. Therefore, we also know our solution will be beneficial for your business. By experience, we noticed that optimizing your production is very important to get the most out of your current shop floor and to grow your business. But it’s also about being competitive with other companies in the plastics industry. Companies that embrace Industry 4.0 will have a major competitive advantage very soon.

we specialize in the plastics industry

Cycle time in injection molding

A machine that is not running at its optimal rate means it is not producing the parts needed for the shift or work order, which means lost machine utilization and time. If your machine is only running one second out of cycle, it may not be a huge loss at the end of the day, but over the course of a month or year, it represents a significant loss of money and profit that can be avoided. With Clariprod, you can fix off-cycle machines immediately, since it’s in real-time, and achieve your production goals.

Cycle time in injection molding

A machine that is not running at its optimal rate means it is not producing the parts needed for the shift or work order, which means lost machine utilization and time. If your machine is only running one second out of cycle, it may not be a huge loss at the end of the day, but over the course of a month or year, it represents a significant loss of money and profit that can be avoided. With Clariprod, you can fix off-cycle machines immediately, since it’s in real-time, and achieve your production goals.

Downtimes

Machine downtime is very costly to manufacturers because it results in the non-use of machines, and extra labor time to repair them. The duration of unplanned downtime is the most important measure to control losses, but it is difficult to know that a machine is down as soon as it occurs. That’s why Clariprod sends real-time alerts to keep it to a minimum. Learn more about downtimes and it’s importance.

Downtimes

Machine downtime is very costly to manufacturers because it results in the non-use of machines, and extra labor time to repair them. The duration of unplanned downtime is the most important measure to control losses, but it is difficult to know that a machine is down as soon as it occurs. That’s why Clariprod sends real-time alerts to keep it to a minimum. Learn more about downtimes and it’s importance.

Quality control in injection molding

Since an injection molding machine can produce parts in large volumes, the same goes for scrap production. It can escalate quickly. Even a small amount of scrap production can represent a considerable loss of money within a month but also translates into a delivery delay if the scrap production isn’t stopped in time. Get notified of scrap production immediately to save money and raw material with Clariprod. Contact us to learn how.

Quality control in injection molding

Since an injection molding machine can produce parts in large volumes, the same goes for scrap production. It can escalate quickly. Even a small amount of scrap production can represent a considerable loss of money within a month but also translates into a delivery delay if the scrap production isn’t stopped in time. Get notified of scrap production immediately to save money and raw material with Clariprod. Contact us to learn how.

Reduce manufacturing losses

The plastics industry is very competitive, which is why Clariprod is here to minimize your production losses. Monitoring machinery inactivity, rejects and slow-running production, allows you to be even more competitive with price, quality, and production speed. Learn how to reduce your manufacturing losses with real-time production monitoring.

Reduce manufacturing losses

The plastics industry is very competitive, which is why Clariprod is here to minimize your production losses. Monitoring machinery inactivity, rejects and slow-running production, allows you to be even more competitive with price, quality, and production speed. Learn how to reduce your manufacturing losses with real-time production monitoring.

Compatibility with injection molding, extrusion, and CNC machines

Clariprod is compatible with any injection molding machine, regardless of the age or the brand of the machine.

Also, since our system is designed to count produced parts and has several connection options,
it is also perfectly compatible with any extrusion and CNC machine.

If you want to learn more about the compatibility of Clariprod on your machines, contact us.

Plastics industry case study

“Clariprod is simply the best real-time production monitoring system for the plastics industry, especially injection molding. Accurate. Affordable. Easy-to-use.”

– Frank Desrosiers, President, and Co-Owner of Windmill Plastics.

See some concrete results of using multiple Clariprod controllers in an injection molding plant. The numbers speak for themselves.

Read the case study

Robotics in the plastics industry

Plastic Industry machines and robots form a powerful duo. They complement each other perfectly in an automated factory. But to get the most out of this duo, you need to monitor their productivity in real-time with a production monitoring system.

Clariprod is compatible with any robot used in the plastics industry and is made to suit your specific needs. You can track the same metrics on your robot as on your machine, allowing you to get the best efficiency out of all your automated equipment.

Robot monitoring for the plastics industry

Here is an exemple of a Clariprod controller on a robotic cell

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Discover other interesting subjects about real-time production monitoring

Visibility of Production Directly on the Shop Floor with Display Boards

Almost every manufacturing environment relies on current or historical production data to operate. The usage of this data allows manufacturers to make decisions that account for budgets, cost-effectiveness, OEE, etc. Without utilizing this info, a company can see tremendous losses since there may be improvements or errors not being noticed. Therefore, easily acquiring and analyzing production data is essential throughout the manufacturing process. By integrating Production Monitoring and using Display Boards, full visibility of shop floor productions is possible. Centralization allows for easy access and analytics of important data.

Manufacturing Losses You Can Recover From Using Production Monitoring

To maintain the livelihood of a company, it would beis ideal to reduce expenses wherever possible. Manufacturing costs provide an excellent start for industries to focus on. It is often difficult to find solutions to reducing manufacturing costs without removing essential procedures or labourers (robots & humans). Thankfully, with Production Monitoring, reducing manufacturing costs is an easier task.

Creating Business Growth With Smart Manufacturing Systems

It is no secret that technology has a direct impact on how industries operate. The application of new technologies is making the process of manufacturing increasingly dynamic and efficient. Industries from around the world are evolving their workspaces through new technologies and automation to be on track with Industry 4.0. One option available is to incorporate smart manufacturing into a production floor.

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