AI for Predictive Machine Operations - Milacron/ei3 @ EIF 2019

By Constanze Schmitz

Industry Trends

On May 21-22, 2019, ARC Advisory Group will host its European Industry Forum (EIF) in the Meliã Hotel Sitges in Spain.  The European Industry Forum is part of ARC’s successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan.

Giovanni Spitale, President Aftermarket Support and Service, Milacron, and Stefan Hild, Director of Data Science, ei3 Corporation, will present “AI for Predictive Machine Operations: Some Real World Results”.

AI for Predictive Machine Operations

There is widespread interest in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to machine data in order to enable predictive machine operation, i.e., to anticipate machine performance and failures to adjust production schedules and maintenance plans.  If successful, this results in higher asset utilization and lower unplanned downtime, both leading to cost reductions for the operators.  There is growing body of evidence on the theoretical foundation of this topic but limited real-world experience - positive or negative - or customer success stories.

In our joint presentation, we will report on the application of AI algorithms to a series of injection molding machines.  We report on a year-long project that covered the raw data analytics to the definition of AI algorithms and their implementation on machines, in real production environments with selected customers.  

ARC European Industry Forum

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May 21 - 22, 2019, Hotel Meliã, Sitges (Barcelona), Spain

Predictive Machine Operations EIF%202019.jpgParticipants are invited to attend a series of exclusive plenary and breakout sessions.  In these sessions, ARC analysts and other automation experts will analyze trends and drivers in manufacturing and tell the inside stories of successful operations and applications.

ARC’s European Industry Forum features dedicated workshops, offering ample opportunity to learn and discuss trends and developments.

You are welcome to join ARC’s European Industry Forum on May 21 – 22, 2019.  For more information, please go to  or contact

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