Digitisation and networking within the production line are playing an increasingly important role for efficient, high-quality manufacture. The reason is that the more reliably the entire film production process is controlled and monitored, the higher the final film quality. Hosokawa Alpine relies in this case on its tried and trusted ExVis (extrusion visualization) process visualisation software. With the expansion of Version 5.0,a number of features have now been added that further improve the programme and allow intelligent system control. “The emphasis in expanding the software was placed on user-friendly operation and an even better overview of process-relevant data”, says Dr. Holger Niemeier, Executive Vice President and Head of Film Technology at Hosokawa Alpine. Among other improvements, the daily work of film blowing system operators has been made easier by the constant integration of feedback.