NETZSCH Process Analytics
By reason of the high material costs, process automation in composites manufacturing is one of the core themes of the fourth industrial revolution.
Current curing processes in composite production are set to predefined cycle times and cannot be adapted without considerable effort. Material, temperature and humidity fluctuations cannot be compensated and there is a risk of waste production.
However, if the processing time is actually longer than it needs to be in order to allow for an unknown duration of curing, the process becomes unprofitable due to the resulting increase in unit costs. Therefore, the goal is to set up intelligent production systems that enable robust and dynamic production according to the material behavior.