Digitization safeguards efficiency, quality and traceability in HEXPOL’s production

More than 1,300 data points (each at least once per second) are recorded from HEXPOL Compounding’s 18 production sites in Europe and Asia.
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Digitization – an important driving force in manufacturing

The digital revolution has swept across the globe, changing everything from people’s purchasing patterns and behaviors to various digitized tools. Alongside new, disruptive business models for communications, trade, services, healthcare and entertainment, major changes are also taking place in more traditional manufacturing industries. Companies invest in digitization technology to accelerate growth and increase their productivity in various ways.

We continuously collect data from the production lines, to understand precisely what is happening.

In Eupen, in Belgium, many gigabytes of data are stored relating to HEXPOL’s compounding operations and covering about 1 million recipes and each batch of material produced. Here, more than 1,300 data points (each at least once per second) are recorded from HEXPOL Compounding’s 18 units in Europe and Asia. As many as 56 data collection points per production line record everything from the weighing and feeding of materials into mixers, mixing speed, temperature, ram position, ram pressure, cooling, energy consumption, and the dimensions and weight of the finished goods.

Today, the information is used to identify variations in the production process, to analyze quality and, if something is amiss, to identify the fault. The increased data collection has already led to significant savings in mixing times and the body of data that has been amassed is used to continuously improve efficiency.


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Daniel Pankert

Daniel Pankert

Process Intelligence Manager at HEXPOL Compounding Europe & Asia

+49 (0) 241 990 825-0

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