The Krones AG, headquartered in Neutraubling near Regensburg, is characterised as „Synonymous of systems engineering“, and this is no coincidence. Complete filling machines and plants are developed and manufactured by the company, and shipped to renowned customers in the process, filling and packaging technology sectors around the world. Flexible format adjustment with positioning systems from halstrup-walcher.
The world of pharmaceutical manufacturing is changing. Market trends such as small batches and broader use of gloveless isolators are moving robots to the center of production. At CPHI Frankfurt on 1-3 November, Stäubli Robotics will show how the role of robots can be optimized to deliver even more flexibility and precision.
Automatic bottling and conveyor systems in beverage and liquid food production set high requirements for energy efficiency, operational reliability, wash-down-capability and corrosion protection. As one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers for mechanical and electronic drive technology, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS knows the industry’s requirements and provides efficient, hygienic and reliable solutions for bottling and conveyor technology in beverage lines.
With the FBPS 600i, only one device is needed for safe position detection. In the past, system manufacturers had to use two sensors and two different technologies for position detection. But not anymore: The new FBPS 600i safety bar code positioning system from Leuze enables position detection with a single sensor.
The example of KHS’ InnoPET TriBlock stretch blow molder/labeler/filler block illustrates how automated format changeovers can be successfully implemented. And it shows that beverage producers can combine maximum flexibility with a high level of efficiency.
The Barifill Canto is the only filler offered by the Krones Group that can handle glass and PET bottles as well as cans on a single machine. Our Italian subsidiary Kosme is responsible for its development, construction, and installation.
The challenges associated with manufacturing PET containers are varied and complex. Process windows are short, and even the daily changes in ambient temperature and humidity in the production hall require regular manual adjustments to various process parameters to ensure the required level of container quality.
With the help of modern robots KHS has brought low-feed palletizers up to speed – whether they process cans, PET or glass. For beverage fillers this means easier operation, greater efficiency and higher availability.