Industry 4.0: Intelligent solutions for more success

Production becomes the Smart Factory: Machines and products are digitally networked and communicate with each other. In the cloud, systems are virtually shown and connected with digital systems. Production can be controlled via smartphone or tablet. Already today, we actively help design Industry 4.0 with our intelligent solutions. Design your own digital road to success. From the intelligently networked supply chain up to innovative services and business models.

Industry 4.0 in the food industry
Prepared for the challenges of Industry 4.0!

Industry 4.0 solutions

 

Our innovative products support you in designing your own road to success with Industry 4.0. Benefit with our intelligent solutions from a work and data flow along the supply chain which offers you more growth:

 

  • Customize your products: Mass customization made easy.
  • Machine-to-Machine communication: For autonomous processes and a networked production which analyzes itself.
  • Predictive Maintenance: Optimized production processes - increased system availability.
Industry 4.0 - smarter production

Customizable products

Mass customization

Personalized products become increasingly popular. A trend which also effects production.

 

With our intelligently networked hardware and software solutions we support you to produce even lot size 1 flexibly and efficiently.

 

Example labels: Our fully automatic labeling systems synchronize databases in real time. Product variants or a new label design are possible without conversion. Your benefit: optimal flexibility. You produce customized products without a significant increase in costs and respond to new trends or market changes with minimal effort.

Networked production

Machine-to-Machine communication

A label that a labeling system autonomously controls and checks. These are only two of the many possibilities which our innovative Plug-In®-Label system has to offer:

 

The key is the code on the back of the label. Through scanning, the labeler autonomously adapts to the individual product. It recognizes, among other things, package format, print areas and maximum print speed and automatically adapts to the processing of the consumable. After set-up data is positively adjusted, labeling starts. The result for your production: Reduced set-up times, optimal transparency and a high product reliability – without costly incorrect labeling and recalls.

 

Another benefit for you with the intelligent Plug-In®-Label system: It automatically records label consumption. Supplemented with a warehouse management system it automatically initializes orders. Networked processes which lower costs of your warehouse management.

 

For our innovative Plug-In®-Label system the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg named in 2016 our family-owned business one of the winners of the competition "100 locations for Industry 4.0".

Predictive maintenance

Predictive Maintenance

Even in terms of service Industry 4.0 provides you with new opportunities. With Predictive Maintenance (PM) sensors record your product in real time. On this data basis a virtual image of your system is created in the cloud. Software records, saves and evaluates the data of the digitalized machines in real time. It early detects possible weaknesses and automatically reports them. The service team is automatically notified and can still fix the problem before the machine fails.

 

With our industrial software BRAIN2 Safety_Service we have made the first step towards Predictive Maintenance. Once integrated in your device landscape, a live overview always provides you with the current status and relevant information concerning each device. Maximum transparency for efficient production monitoring.