The plastics industry is undergoing structural transformation. Emerging technologies such as electronic mobility are bringing new challenges and applications to plastics as a material. At the same time, plastic is considered to be an important resource that needs to be used effectively and needs to be recycled systematically. Around the world, manufacturers in the plastics industry are exploring their options. According to Willy Sebastian Metzger, Director of Marketing, Strategy and Business Development at Intec, the range of these products is very wide, "Based on our experience, our customers in the plastics processing industry are increasingly seeking weighing and testing solutions , Especially to help them reduce the overfilling of production waste or packaging products. At the same time, testing solutions are needed to help ensure the use of recycled materials. As a customer-centric supplier, we have developed tailor-made solutions for specific challenges in the plastics industry Customized solutions." Metzger mentioned that the Vistus free-fall metal detection system and WK+ automatic checkweigher are the latest creations, but the statistical process control software has also made a significant contribution to saving resources. Maximum detection accuracy in the smallest space In order to achieve reliable metal detection in the plastics industry, Intech offers a sophisticated and particularly space-saving solution in the form of Vistus RS. The free-fall metal detection system has its own characteristics, especially when the metal detection control point is subsequently integrated into the existing product line. "This requires a maximum installation height of 28cm, including the required metal-free zone." Willy-Sebastian Metzger emphasized, "Therefore, in many applications, Vistus RS is the preferred solution to ensure product purity and safety." Vistus RS can In the descending product flow, solitary or wrapped foreign objects formed of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, light alloys and stainless steel are reliably detected. The contaminated products and impurities in the recycled materials are accurately detected and can be targetedly removed from the production process, thereby saving resources in the process. The metal detector is based on the proven Vistus metal detection technology. Intec has more than 75 years of experience and is a pioneer in industrial metal detection. Today, these machines and systems are developed and manufactured according to the highest quality standards in Germany. Uninterrupted weighing process effectively handles resources Metzger pointed out that WK+ automatic checkweigher is proof of Intech's focus on specific industries. The checkweigher was developed specifically for the challenges of the injection molding industry and can successfully respond to a series of destructive effects in the weighing process. "For the WK+ automatic checkweigher, we have developed a reliable weighing solution for environments with airflow and temperature fluctuations and production-related static electricity. Injection molding produces heat. This means that the temperature during production Elevation. Therefore, the area is ventilated, which generates airflow. All of these factors make accurate weighing more difficult, especially for small plastic parts. The cause of the static charge may be caused by the dumping of plastic products. "WK+ automatic checkweigher provides a solution for the destructive factors mentioned above. The load cell of the checkweigher has an integrated temperature compensation function, which can be automatically adjusted during the weighing process. In order to prevent production-related airflow and allow flexible use in restricted spaces, a special cover is designed for the WK+ automatic checkweigher to effectively shield the weighing process. In addition, an ionizer is integrated in the checkweigher to neutralize the static charge of the plastic parts shortly before the checkweigher. Due to its high accuracy, the automatic checkweigher is an effective tool for improving product quality and reducing waste, and has contributed to saving raw materials. Weighing at the end of the production line and the production line In order to carry out check weighing and integrity checks, at the end of the packaging line, an Essentus check weighing scale is also required. From entry-level Essentus Efficiency to top-level Essentus Performance, it covers various weighing functions with weights up to 6 kg and 60 kg, respectively. The modular system is very flexible and can be customized according to the individual requirements of plastic manufacturers, so it has huge potential for savings. Checkweigher can be used as a solution in the production line and at the end of the production line. Statistical process control improves efficiency Intec's automatic checkweigher and metal detection system can be integrated into the powerful SPC @ Enterprise software. Statistical process control is an integral part of many quality management systems. Checkpoints at relevant processing steps and a reasonable time sequence will provide key data for the optimization of the plastic production process. "Willy-Sebastian Metzger explained, "Our customers benefit from the software because the software ensures consistent product quality, improves efficiency and records product quality to show compliance with regulations. It also provides important information about error prevention for early intervention in the process. " Experienced partners in weighing and testing technology Intec provides customers with extensive experience and expertise in weighing and testing technology. "We share our knowledge by regularly publishing best cases, white papers and operation guides on our website," the marketing director emphasized and explained the range of information available to interested parties in the plastics industry. As a global supplier, Intec is proud to have countless applications worldwide. "Our customer relationship is our most valuable asset," Metzger emphasized. "Our daily focus is to meet your requirements. Our tailor-made products for the plastics industry are a good example, but they are far from the only ones."