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Company BW engineering GmbH Germany
Address 58579 Schalksmuehle
Internet Year founded
Employees <10 Turn over (in m
Contact Andreas Trimborn
Phone +49 2355 5050-0 Fax
Email info@formpool.com
Details of co-operation
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Package of innovative technologies for tool management in the plastics industry DE-TO-68
BW engineering GmbH is developing a technology package for tool management in the plastics industry. The technologies provide comprehensive information about the location and condition of tools as well as the production process, minimising machine shutdown times caused by the loss or breakage of tools. The company is looking for technical cooperation (with mechanical plant engineering firms) or a commercial agreement with technical assistance (manufacturing companies in the plastics industry.)
Most production companies are well able to define the share of procurement costs for tools on the total production process. The indirect expenditures and costs of not having the rights tools available for the right machine at the right time are much more difficult to estimate. Furthermore, the correct functioning of the tools needs to be assured at all times in order to avoid shutdowns.

The German SME is developing a package of innovative services for tools management and safe use of tools in the plastcis industry, consisting of three elements:

The first and most innovative element is a sensor fixed on the outer face of the tool which facilitates an analysis of the tool condition and stability of the process. In case of pending tool breakage or abnormalities in the process, a warning is issued. Furthermore, the sensor enables the introduction of a flexible tool maintenance routine as well as random and in-process tool tests.

The second element is a precise tool-tracking process via GPS/GSM technology. The GPS/GSM-module is fixed on the outer face of the tool and reports e.g. the change of the tool location, the start or the stop of the production and the state of production (e.g. the achievement of a pre-defined target quantity to be produced). This helps to ensure the logistics supply chain.

The third element is a central storing facility for tools which are only needed for after-sales service demands. This means that additional space is made available for new mass production moulds and “older” tools which are used less frequently are protected against loss.

In all three cases the data about the tools will be available anytime and accessible from any place via a website.

The elements are available either as a package or separately.

The technologies are tailored to the needs of companies working with plastics/injection moulding, but adaptation to other processes is possible.
Innovation and advantages
- Comprehensive information about the exact location of tools and
location change, start or interruption of production, tool condition and
process stability
- Data concerning the tools can be obtained at all times via the internet
- Avoidance of loss or breakage of tools and related shutdown times
- Better planning of the production process and associated costs
- Additional tool management, security and engineering services available
Technical specifications
Effective tool management and tool security in manufacturing companies working with injection moulding processes. Other applications are possible
Current state of development of the technology
NO Development phase – laboratory tested NO Available for demonstration – field tested YES Already on the market
NO Other
Intellectual Property Rights
NO Patent(s) applied for YES Patent(s) granted NO Copyright protected
NO Exclusive rights NO Secret know-how
NO Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Partner sought:
Content of the demanded co-operation:
NO License YES Commercial agreement YES Technical agreement
NO Partner Search NO Joint venture NO Manufacturing Agreement
NO Others
Technical specifications
Manufacturing & engineering companies
Specific area of activity of the partner sought
Plastics industry (injection moulding) and/ or mechanical/plant engineering for the plastics industry
Tasks to be performed of the partner sought
integrate the offered technologies/processes into their production management system (companies in the plastics industry) and/or combine the offered technology with own products (mechanical/plant engineering companies)
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