Manufacturing software for the injection moulding industry

You probably heard many times: what can be hard in producing “a piece of something”? However, an ordinary layperson would have no idea how many years of experience and know-how are behind your work and which problems can cause even a tiny mistake in production management at injection moulding manufacture.

With margins as little as 1 cent per piece being impressive, production planning in injection moulding manufacture is a crucial element. A tiny glitch in parameters, unsuitable material or an incorrect mould assembly can jeopardize the profit of the whole order.

In your industry trusted us small companies:

  • producers of synthetics elements for many different sectors,
  • for the automotive industry.

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My workers can’t imagine their life without Prodio.

 

Marc Barczak Owner

“Prodio gives us a clear overview of what’s happening on the shop floor. Before we started using Prodio, we had everything on paper, and we had no control. Graphic presentation is clear such as instruction for workers, and with attached images, we can provide better quality control.”

Marko Kalin Owner

Benefits for MACHINERY PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION SYSTEMS AND STEEL CONSTRUCTIONS

Effective production planning and costs tracking.

Check how many hours upfront your injection moulding machines are occupied.

Thanks to set norms for products, you can see clearly how many hours upfront particular injection moulding machines are occupied – the time is updated, as employees enter the system, the number of pieces made.

Do you wish to estimate the time of changeovers/form replacement? – it’s a great idea, and it can be quickly added to the production plan.

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A clear working plan for injection moulding machines, so your employees would know what to do, without any questions

One employee can work on many injection mould machines without a problem.

Thanks to planning orders for particular machines, it is possible to indicate who is working and set a perfect production plan – to avoid unplanned downtime or hold up in tasks assigned.

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… finally, you can organise your INVALUABLE KNOW-HOW

Each newly hired employee happens to repeat the same mistakes, and you are forced to deal with them on and on again. Have you wasted materials worth thousands of euros because errors are easily avoided if people had the proper knowledge?

From now on, your invaluable company know-how can stay. All parameters are in the software, together with photographs of potential faults, places requiring special attention, and everything that can help you improve your products’ quality. See how to enter additional parameters.

If you want to improve the working process – you can attach photographs and guidelines regarding mould assembly.

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Simplify your “ISO 9001”, impress auditors and shorten training time

Thanks to Prodio, you don’t have to worry about ISO 9001:2015 standard requirements. You can throw away many forms, cards of products and paper orders – you have got it all in the computer system, where employees can give information about incompatible products, material identification, etc.

What’s more, there is a possibility to attach PDF manuals and controls, as well as photographs of potential defects. Hence you don’t have to repeat the same for each new employee as it’s already in the system. Your quality system will be more and more maintenance-free as the rules become effective. See how to upload a photograph or PDF file. 

Thanks to these improvements, you will impress auditors preparing certification and outshine others during Clients audits.

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Manufacturing Software Features

Everything you need to run and manage a small manufacturing business

Online production planning and real-time progress tracking

From any place in the world with just a few clicks create a production schedule then share it via a web browser with the shop floor.
Communication between managers and workers doesn’t have to be messy or difficult.

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Shop floor control and work in progress tracking

The workers register the start / the end of each operation, indicate the progress, and add extra comments using an easy online template.
You can view task updates in real-time, monitor key metrics, make accurate decisions and keep everything on track.

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Orders and products management plus simple inventory

Regain control over orders thanks to an easy online view. Track lead times and get optimal efficiency.
You see who’s working on the job, where in the production process it is, and if you are going to meet the delivery date.

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Time and attendance tracking

Turn time into money, capture every minute of every day, prevent lateness, and never miss a second of chargeable time again.
See who’s on shift, who’s running late, who forgot to clock-in/ clock-out, and who’s on break.

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Products database and your company knowledge management

The more you use Prodio – the greater technology of products is created; thanks to that, new employees’ training process will be easier, faster, and the knowledge will stay in the company.

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Tips and tricks for your industry

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Assign employees and their shift number to orders lasting more than a couple of days

In your industry, there is sometimes one operator working on two or more machines, so to make it more transparent, apart from the order of tasks:

Your perfect products database

From now on, your company actual know-how can be finally stored – all parameters are going straight into the software.

1. In Settings (Settings – Additional boxes), such as ex. Mould number, mould temperature, injection time/vulcanisation, degassing times, number of connectors.

2. Add to a product in the form of attachment photographs of example defects (complaints based) and photographic documentation of moulds assembly on particular machines.

3. Product technology sets machines, which the product is made on, and their respective norms.

4. When you produce the same product in various colours – add them as tags to operations to be visible on the production plan.

Organise moulds marking and preparatory processes

When you create additional boxes for the product, make sure you create a package with MOULD NUMBER, and to number, it uses their products ID from Prodio or 1 to 100 and so on.

When you organise mould assembly operations on machines, it’s worth marking them as additional operations (SETTINGS) because:

  • you can learn real-times and costs of changeovers,
  • you can attach photographic documentation and manuals for your assembly employees to optimise the whole process further.

Short-list with other suggested settings and useful tricks in production management:  

What is best to write down and set as “product” in Prodio:

A given detail, together with its production technology. The following information can be added based on a copy of that first one.

Production plan – what can you set as machines/operations?

Particular injection moulding machines – best in the order they are placed at the production hall. You can also add quality control or breaking off.

Production plan – tips regarding displaying and planning

Machine order should mirror their placement at the production hall. In announcements, you can let employees know who is working, which shift.

Additional boxes worth adding for your branch:

For the product: – mould number, – machine’s program number, – temperature, – injection time, – comments on mould assembly, – comments on product control.

Additional TAG-s at the production hall and in the product categories

Shifts (ex. morning, afternoon, night) Colours

You may find interesting:

More than 50 tricks in Prodio to make production management efficient How does Prodio’s production plan work? Efficient production calculation and accounting How to print production orders and register them based on their bar codes.

Frequently asked questions in injection moulding industry

1. Is it possible for one operator to work on many machines at the same time?

Yes, it is. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be possible to register production in your industry.

2. Is it possible to include additional operations such as mould assembly or packaging?

Yes, it is. You can create such technological paths in product technology, and your workers on the shop floor can see it.

3. While working od different projects Clients trust us with their documentation which is often confidential - is Prodio a safe solution?

We do our best to safeguard your secrets – it is clear that the future of our business depends on it.
In 90-95% of cases, data in Prodio is more secure than saved locally:
– connections to web browser are encrypted,
– the server is located in one of the leading and best-secured data centres in Europe,
– in our company, only two people have access to complete data and they have financial liability,

– together with security experts, we request a paid simulations of hacking and breaking in to assess and update the level of security,

– separate server archives data a few times a day.

We are ready to sign an NDA agreement upon request of our regular Clients.

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