Welcome to Reifenhäuser Digital.

Which potential can be exploited if solid machine manufacturing meets a clear vision for the future, latest digital technologies and a highly motivated team of experts? We are working for you on finding the answer. For the extrusion of the future. For an intelligent production.

Vision

Setting the New Standards
With Industry 4.0 Toward Intelligent Production

Digitalization offers to our industry a potential for future innovation never seen since the beginning of plastics extrusion. We work on exploiting this potential for and with our customers and have a clear vision.

In the future, it won‘t be just line operators and process engineers who know our machines inside out. The system will become an expert on itself. It will know its status, it will be able to predict the effects of parameter changes, it will communicate with other systems, learn and act autonomously to fulfill the production targets. Our machines will guide our customers to best qualities and the most reliable process. Just imagine your machine recognizes the best quality parameters on its own and adjusts itself to fulfill them. Just imagine your machine interface guides you intuitively through every phase of the process, minimizing the possibility of operating errors. You can be anywhere you like, but still have everything under your control. Imagine massive volumes of data can be transformed into unique knowledge for your company. We can imagine much more. And we will make it happen.

Portfolio

Path To Success
The Digital Business Platform

With our solutions we enable the digitalization of extrusion and direct utilization of the advantages of Industry 4.0 – all perfectly tailored to meet our customers’ needs. The long-term aims are clearly defined: maximized machine performance with the greatest possible flexibility, minimized waste and rejects, and optimum quality. Our modular Digital Business Platform depicts the steps to get there.

Operation System

Serving Future Needs

Less complexity, higher performance, increased userfriendliness – the Operation System is the interface of the future. Operations are made intuitive and are modeled on cutting-edge Web technologies. People and machines join together as a perfectly coordinated team and are ideally prepared for the future demands of digitalization. In terms of machine productivity, this means shorter starts and changeovers resulting in longer productive periods.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Intuitive usability
  • User support & guidance
  • Context-sensitive operation
  • Reduced complexity
  • Universal overview
  • Intelligent assistance
  • Ergonomic work space
Performance Cockpit

Gathering Information

The Performance Cockpit converts all figures and data into information relevant to the entire production process. This allows the optimum analysis of line performance and a direct response to deviations. Thus, easier production planning, optimized controlling, and better calculation of required material resources is possible. All results of your operative decisions can be measured and visualized directly – not only at your production site, but from anywhere around the globe.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Automated data collection
  • Data evaluation
  • Individual configuration
  • Data visualization
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Worldwide access
Diagnostic Center

Assuring Quality

Assuring absolute quality by correcting errors before they happen. The Diagnostic Center always keeps you one step ahead. You get an overview of the precise line and process status at any given moment and are notified of potential and actual risks. You also have the ability to intervene and prevent productivity falloffs and quality losses. The analysis of the data gathered provides a basis for long-term process optimization and the best possible planning of machine maintenance schedules.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Condition monitoring
  • Quality monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Alarm management
  • Root-cause analysis
Enterprise Integration

Networking for Success

Connected information exchange – Enterprise Integration enables you to fully integrate corporate planning systems and the entire value creation chain in compliance with the highest data security standards. You can view the overall status of your company with a single click – not only at your production site, but from anywhere around the globe. This enables precise optimization of production planning and increased productivity.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Value chain integration
  • Collaboration
  • Standardized interfaces
  • Interoperability
  • Real-time overview
  • Traceability
  • Network security
Cloud Analytics

Utilizing Big Data

Thanks to our extensive experience with machine learning and extrusion technologies, we deliver the expertise you need to exploit the benefits of Big Data Analytics. With Cloud Analytics, you can precisely scale your applications and achieve maximum productivity independently of the ability of the operator. The productivity of your machines achieves entirely new levels – thanks to information derived from your own data!

All Benefits at a glance

  • Big Data
  • Advanced analytics
  • Decision support
  • Prediction functions
  • Machine learning
  • Smart automation
  • Easy scalability

Path To Success
The Digital Business Platform

With our solutions we enable the digitalization of extrusion and direct utilization of the advantages of Industry 4.0 – all perfectly tailored to meet our customers’ needs. The long-term aims are clearly defined: maximized machine performance with the greatest possible flexibility, minimized waste and rejects, and optimum quality. Our modular Digital Business Platform depicts the steps to get there.

Discover our way towards intelligent production

Operation System

Serving Future Needs

Less complexity, higher performance, increased userfriendliness – the Operation System is the interface of the future. Operations are made intuitive and are modeled on cutting-edge Web technologies. People and machines join together as a perfectly coordinated team and are ideally prepared for the future demands of digitalization. In terms of machine productivity, this means shorter starts and changeovers resulting in longer productive periods.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Intuitive usability
  • User support & guidance
  • Context-sensitive operation
  • Reduced complexity
  • Universal overview
  • Intelligent assistance
  • Ergonomic work space

Performance Cockpit

Gathering Information

The Performance Cockpit converts all figures and data into information relevant to the entire production process. This allows the optimum analysis of line performance and a direct response to deviations. Thus, easier production planning, optimized controlling, and better calculation of required material resources is possible. All results of your operative decisions can be measured and visualized directly – not only at your production site, but from anywhere around the globe.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Automated data collection
  • Data evaluation
  • Individual configuration
  • Data visualization
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Worldwide access

Diagnostic Center

Assuring Quality

Assuring absolute quality by correcting errors before they happen. The Diagnostic Center always keeps you one step ahead. You get an overview of the precise line and process status at any given moment and are notified of potential and actual risks. You also have the ability to intervene and prevent productivity falloffs and quality losses. The analysis of the data gathered provides a basis for long-term process optimization and the best possible planning of machine maintenance schedules.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Condition monitoring
  • Quality monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Alarm management
  • Root-cause analysis

Enterprise Integration

Networking for Success

Connected information exchange – Enterprise Integration enables you to fully integrate corporate planning systems and the entire value creation chain in compliance with the highest data security standards. You can view the overall status of your company with a single click – not only at your production site, but from anywhere around the globe. This enables precise optimization of production planning and increased productivity.

All Benefits at a glance

  • Value chain integration
  • Collaboration
  • Standardized interfaces
  • Interoperability
  • Real-time overview
  • Traceability
  • Network security

Cloud Analytics

Utilizing Big Data

Thanks to our extensive experience with machine learning and extrusion technologies, we deliver the expertise you need to exploit the benefits of Big Data Analytics. With Cloud Analytics, you can precisely scale your applications and achieve maximum productivity independently of the ability of the operator. The productivity of your machines achieves entirely new levels – thanks to information derived from your own data!

All Benefits at a glance

  • Big Data
  • Advanced analytics
  • Decision support
  • Prediction functions
  • Machine learning
  • Smart automation
  • Easy scalability
People

Faces behind
Reifenhäuser Digital

Developing digital solutions behind closed doors is not our approach. We build on close collaboration. Interested in an exchange with our digital experts?

Thomas Fett
Head of Technical Development

Thomas Fett is our technology visionary. He keeps an eye on technical novelties and works on turning our visions into reality. He is the right person to turn to if you want to cooperate with us as a development partner.

Dr. Benedikt Brenken
Head of Business Development

Benedikt Brenken is our strategist and networker. He is constantly seeking new challenges arising from your production, and approaches for digital solutions. He is the right contact if you want to find out how digitalization can help you.

Careers

The Future Starts now.

Will digitalization revolutionize plastics machinery manufacturing? We are convinced it will. Become a part of our vision – shape the future of an entire industry.

Scrum Master (w/m)
Reifenhäuser Group, Troisdorf

Contact

You want to learn more about our Digital Business Platform? Please contact us. We will be pleased to hear from you.