The following functionalities are covered:

  • General information about the extrusion lines (manufacturer, model, serial number…), current configuration and status of the extruder line.
  • Job management: Information on the jobs running on the machine and the parameters of the production and methods to send jobs from the MES to the extrusion line and to release the production.
  • Recipe management: Extrusion lines store their configurations in so-called recipes. These include information on nominal process parameters (temperatures, dosing volumes …). OPC 40084-2 allows transferring datasets between extrusion lines and MES for building a central repository of recipes.