Kurtz GmbH and ei3 announce a strategic partnership to bring the benefits of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to users of Particle Foam and Foundry Machines
New York, Oct 17, 2019 – Kurtz’s new digital solution — the Kurtz POWerBoard, based on ei3’s industry-leading IIoT solution — allows Kurtz clients to enjoy the benefits of digitalization and Industry 4.0 on their particle foam and foundry machines.
With Kurtz POWerBoard, users can use secure connections to their Kurtz machines to:
- INCREASE MACHINE PERFORMANCE by remotely monitoring, benchmarking and visualizing production data across manufacturing sites worldwide.
- REDUCE DOWNTIME by identifying future performance issues and anticipate failures of machine parts.
- IMPROVE QUALITY by recording and analyzing test results, defining best recipes and applying other Standard Process Control (SPC) methods.
- SAVE RESOURCES AND ENERGY by using consumption information to perform advanced analysis and develop predictive models to alert on deviations from normal parameters.
On the request of the users, Kurtz technicians can also connect to the machines to upgrade programs, trouble-shoot problems and provide remote assistance.
“We are pleased to partner with ei3, who enables us to deliver IIoT services at the highest quality with a high level of compliance and IT security for our customers,” says Uwe Rothaug, Managing Director at Kurtz Ersa. ei3 operates in compliance to some of the most stringent security requirements and privacy controls, including the International Standard Organization (ISO) 27001:2013 and NIST 800.
Constantin Kemmer, Technical Director at Kurtz adds, “With far-reaching expertise in delivering IIoT since 1999, ei3’s dynamic no-code solution is a perfect addition to Kurtz’s offering. This strategic alliance jump-starts our IIoT capabilities. ei3 was extremely quick to configure their solution to fit our machines and the specific requirements of our clients.”
Kurtz has soft launched the IIoT Program at GIFA in June 2019 with a small set of customers. The results of which were outstanding. ei3’s CEO Spencer Cramer affirms, “We care deeply about the success of our partners and are proud to collaborate with Kurtz Ersa on this important program.”
Founded in 1999, ei3 Corporation powers turnkey, premium machine-builder Industrial IoT programs with its scalable multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service. ei3’s solution increases machine productivity, transforms the service business, enables predictive maintenance, and reduces energy consumption. It integrates seamlessly with machinery found in a wide range of discrete and continuous manufacturing industries. ei3 is headquartered in New York with offices in Montreal and Zurich. www.ei3.com
About Kurtz Gmbh
Kurtz GmbH is international market leader in particle foam processing and part of the Kurtz Ersa Corporation. Kurtz’ portfolio ranges from project planning up to maintenance, from stand-alone machines up to entire plants. An important focus lies on industry 4.0 solutions – be it virtual commissioning, intelligent process control or central monitoring. https://www.kurtzersa.com/homepage.html