Kurtz GmbH and ei3 bring IIoT to particle foam and foundry machines

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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.

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.

"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."

"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.”

Kurtz is preparing for a full launch at the K-Show in Dusseldorf, Germany slated for Oct 16-26. See the Kurtz POWerBoard in action in Hall 13/B27.

About ei3 Corporation

ei3 offers a suite of no-code IIoT apps and AI-based solutions for the industrial manufacturing sector. With a focus on enhancing efficiency, sustainability, and cost savings, ei3 enables businesses to achieve predictive outcomes. Printing, Plastics, Packaging, and Commercial Real Estate are some of the company’s key market segments. ei3 is headquartered in New York with offices in Montreal, Tokyo, and Zurich. For more information, please visit

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.

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