Providing a Broader, Deeper and Easier Grasp of Production Information

The i-Connect production quality control system is a core application for IoT (Internet of Things) implementation at manufacturing sites, integrating information from molding machines, peripheral equipment, and various sensors. It dramatically improves monitoring and control capabilities to achieve higher-level, borderless, efficient production.

A Broader Grasp of Information

i-Connect provides intuitive control over the molding operations using an overview list. Icon placement that matches the plant layout allows an understanding of the operational status of each machine in an instant. It is also possible to display a list of operation transition or production progress graphs for each machine.

Right: Molding Machine Menu – Displays all registered molding machines in each plant. The layout can be changed at any time, and the background image can also be set (floor layout, etc.). Left: Production Progress Graph – The status and progress of the selected molding machines are displayed using bar graphs.
Real-time understanding of the whole molding cell

i-Connect acquires data such as temperature, operating status, etc. of peripheral devices, and displays them in a list. (Separate molding machine option(s) may be required for connection with peripheral devices and sensors.)

Left: Peripheral Device Checking – Displays the operating status and numerical data for peripheral devices connected to the selected molding machine. This allows upper and lower limits to be set, and a warning is issued when the monitored value is out-of-range. Right: Quality Control Chart – Understanding of the relationship between the actual temperature of the mold temperature controller and the filling peak pressure of the molding machine is also possible by comparing graphs.

A Deeper Grasp of Information

Improved traceability

By specifying time frames, detailed chronological data such as the transition of operational status and correlations can be checked. Tracing machine status and molding conditions at a particular time for a molded part improves product traceability.

Event Analysis – Molding machine status, items, and condition alterations are displayed on a graph, and searching of specific events is possible.
Quality Control Chart – Displays data in graphical form for the selected molding machine.
Data analysis of a single molding machine

By specifying the number of shots, transition in actual values such as mold clamping force, peak pressure, cushion value, dosing time, etc. can be confirmed using line graphs and scatter diagrams.

In-depth history management

Using stoppage history, alarm history, and molding conditions history allows analysis of factors correlated with defects, which can lead to improvements in production conditions.

Stoppage History – Displays the stoppage history of the selected molding machine.

An Easier Grasp of Information

Speedy error handling

i-Connect provides a linkage of alarm number to troubleshooting to support rapid on-site error handling.

Alarm History – Displays the alarm history of the selected molding machine. This feature applies only to SE-EV-A, and SE-EV-A-HD and SE-EV series machines.
Accurate, simple creation of daily reports

i-Connect automatically summarizes daily reports for each molding machine. These reports can be simply exported in CSV file format.

Daily Report Management – Displays daily reports based on operating data of the molding machines.
Real-time access to information away from the plant

Real-time notifications of operational status and errors can be sent to devices such as smartphones and tablets, even at off-site locations.

Simple operation

i-Connect is a browser-based application with no installation requirements. The graphical screen design supports intuitive, speedy operation.

Left: Coloring by category – Theme color is configured for each main item, providing an easy-to-understand screen configuration. Right: Dashboard – Summarized information for the selected machine is displayed as a list on screen.
Linking work sites with administrators and conference rooms

As long as there is a device, anyone can obtain an understanding of the real-time production status from anywhere, at any time.