US-based RJG has developed an artificial intelligence-powered advisor as an update for its CoPilot process control system.
The injection moulding solutions company created MAX, which stands for Moulding Automation Xperience, to ensure injection moulding processes are up and running at peak performance. MAX also helps address the shortage of skilled workers while tackling moulders’ needs to minimise scrap and downtime, boost efficiency, and enhance part quality.
RJG’s CoPilot software allows operators to see what’s happening inside the machine and mould, know the quality of their product, understand what is changing from shot to shot, and optimise the injection moulding process. The MAX update guides moulders by delivering step-by-step instructions for restoring a process to optimal performance. This allows personnel on the floor to handle process issues effectively, regardless of their experience level.
"We understand and have consistently solved the persistent challenges [our customers] face, from the scarcity of skilled workers to the paralysing downtime caused by unresolved process issues, as well as increased scrap rates due to process adjustments gone wrong,” said Jason Yoffy, Director of Product at RJG. “MAX, our AI-powered solution to these problems, integrates RJG's proven Master Moulder processing knowledge within our technology, so that clients receive actionable value that improves operational efficiency, reduces downtime and scrap and empowers data-driven decisions that drive tangible business outcomes,” he explained.