Barwell Global USA, world leaders and manufacturers of high-quality and cost-saving rubber processing machinery is about to make a smart move with the introduction of the next generation of Barwell Preformers.

Visitors to the Barwell booth (#241) at the IEC Rubber Show, 8-10th October 2019 will be the first to see the new ECO-NX range of Industry 4.0 ready Smart Rubber Preformers.

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The modern factory is now moving to what is known as the fourth industrial revolution (or Industry 4.0). A smart factory is an environment where automation, data collection, and instant analysis ensures that the monitoring of machine performance improves production quality and efficiency, as well as enabling predictive maintenance and instant trouble-shooting to take place.

The next generation of Barwell Preformers will transform rubber processors’ preforming by using a safe Internet Gateway and advanced technology allowing machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other.

Barwell’s new ECO-NX range provides Process Engineers with vital information and data from all points in the manufacturing process to aid decision-making and identify key areas that require development. The ECO-NX range will also provide Operators with alarms, production history, error logging, live tracking, service reminders, daily checks, and document storage to make daily tasks simple and trouble-free.

Another major benefit to owners of the ECO-NX will be the ability to allow direct remote access to the machine’s control panel for solving urgent problems from anywhere in the world. There is also the ability to connect via an IP camera to view the machine remotely providing instant support to help machine owners.

The new range also includes improved safety features and paneling to keep Operators safe during their working day and to meet international safety standards.

Existing Barwell owners will still enjoy all the features that Barwell has developed and pioneered over the years, including the proven Barwell scales feedback system for automatic weight adjustment to ensure rubber blank control, barcode reader, extended center for easy cleaning, reversing conveyor, large color touch-screen operator interface, quick product set-up due to a 5000 product database and an auto cycle option, and of course, the renowned Barwell production accuracy, saving material wastage and cost. 

Ian Turner, Vice President of Sales and Service in the USA commented: “This is an exciting and groundbreaking development for the production of rubber blanks. It is key for factories to have efficiency, quality, and safety at the forefront of their planning, and the ability to make decisions using actual data is essential. The ECO-NX series makes this possible and will be a key part of any smart rubber factory in the future.” 

If you would like to arrange to visit the Barwell stand or for Ian to visit your facility to discuss the new ECO-NX range, please contact our office at 330-225-9557.

Barwell has effectively served the automotive, footwear, sports and leisure, medical, and technical and general rubber industries for over 50 years and has hundreds of machine owners throughout the USA. The Barwell range includes batch-fed and continuous running rubber preformers, cooling conveyors, deflashing machines, and compression presses.

Barwell delivers a high level of customer service and lifetime support, which includes machine specification and sales, design, installation and commissioning, technical support, spares, user training, servicing, and emergency call-out.