Wittmann Battenfeld Teaches Industry 4.0 Course

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. conducted a course for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) on IIoT and Implementing Industry 4.0 for Plastics and Beyond.

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Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. conducted a course for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) on IIoT and Implementing Industry 4.0 for Plastics and Beyond. The course was held as part of the university’s Center for Sustainability and Continuing Engineering Education. 

David Preusse, President of Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. taught the one-day course which was held at Wittmann Battenfeld’s Midwest Technical Center in South Elgin, IL. The morning session focused on classroom learning where students were introduced to the IIoT and Industry 4.0. The afternoon session provided the students with injection molding demonstrations and hands-on learning of how 4.0 works in real-world plastics applications.

Students learned the methods and strategies behind the technology that allows injection molders to gain new efficiencies of machine utilization, preventative maintenance and improved uptime. Specifically, they were shown the advantages of remote web servicing, faster mold and color changeovers, better production monitoring and quality controls.