Products such as IV bags, Syringes, Catheters, etc, are all manufactured on injection molding, welding and extrusion platforms with a high degree of quality demands. Procedures such as scientific injection molding are now the main practice in an industry where keeping close to correct dynamic relationships and correlations between materials, tools and the machine are essential.
These processes provide large amounts of data such as pressures, velocities, temperatures, and resin properties need to be analyzed properly. By using a multivariate approach one can monitor the entire plastic processing system by analyzing all data together using one model and plotting results in real-time. For every cycle (shot, etc.) a multivariate process signature is calculated and used for fault detection and root cause analysis.