01/06/2017 | Packaging

interpack: Theegarten-Pactec focused on Industry 4.0

Theegarten-Pactec’s resumé of interpack fair includes several successful contracts, numerous visitors and a high degree of internationality and professional expertise. With a total of eleven exhibits, the company presented the wide diversity of wrapping styles and the high performance of its machines for packaging small-pieced confectionery and other products.

The Industry 4.0 topic was the highlight for the innovations presented at the booth. All Theegarten-Pactec machines are equipped as standard with a new control system and a redesigned user interface. In the future, manufacturers will benefit from simplified machine operation. The integration of the user interface into mobile devices will enable machine data to be retrieved and processed from any location worldwide. To this end, the machines are equipped with sensors which provide the data for evaluation. This includes aspects such as the support of the maintenance and cleaning processes, as well as active notification of service and maintenance intervals via the machine.

Using an application example of a networked production line for chocolate, Theegarten-Pactec also presented the possibilities of cross-manufacturer, machine-to-machine communication. The application shown represents the beginning of the new ChoConnect project, within which the Dresden machine builder has joined forces with Winkler+Dünnebier Süsswarenmaschinen, Sollich and Chocotech, Loesch Verpackungstechnik and Bosch Rexroth.