Engel is this year launching its new part finder at Fakuma 2023: an effective tool for plastics processors in everyday operations providing a simple, time-saving solution to improve machine availability and to boost production efficiency. A smartphone is all that is needed. Getting the right spare part on site is essential to achieve efficient production with a high level of machine availability. The solution lets users identify and order virtually any part of an Engel injection moulding machine in an uncomplicated way and is available free of charge as a feature of the Engel e-connect customer portal.
The tool offers various options for identifying parts, including a convenient, image-based spare parts search function. Users take a picture of the part in question and define the image section to be used for the search. Alternatively, images can be mailed to the purchasing department. The purchasing coordinator can then use the image file in part finder to identify the part. The app can even recognise dirty, worn or defective parts of older machines – from cables to pumps. The part finder's database includes injection moulding machines which are up to 20 years old, along with other systems.