Digitalisation is opening up new opportunities for companies in the food and beverage industry to network their processes. At Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, exhibitors will be showcasing how the digital transformation can be successfully implemented – and Schubert is no exception. The packaging machine manufacturer from Crailsheim will be presenting a lightline cartonpacker which packs grated cheese pouches into cartons on site. Another highlight: For the very first time, Schubert Additive Solutions will be exhibiting its new 3D printer developed in-house for high-quality printing of format and spare parts – the PARTBOX.
Every three years, companies from the global food and beverage sector gather at the Anuga FoodTec in Cologne. From 26 to 29 April 2022, it will be that time again. The theme of this year’s trade fair is digitalisation. In Hall 7.1 at Stand C071, packaging machine manufacturer Schubert will be showcasing its solutions to support the digital transformation. On site, a lightline cartonpacker will pack grated cheese pouches into cartons, whereby the cartons are erected and filled with the pouches. Thanks to the two carton blank magazines, the pouches can be packed into two different types of cartons. A GS.Gate industrial gateway enables secure access to the machine and production data. “What this means is that we can carry out remote maintenance and use the data obtained to increase the machine’s performance,” explains Georg Koutsogiannis, Senior Sales Account Manager at Schubert.
Digital data as the foundation for new services
“The more digital packaging machines become, the more data is generated during their operation,” Koutsogiannis adds. “With targeted digital services, this wealth of data is turned into hard cash for manufacturers and operators.” At the trade fair, the Schubert team will be presenting its new digital CARE services, which can be used to optimise packaging processes whilst saving resource and costs.
Schubert supports the switch to environmentally friendly packaging
Schubert will also be providing information on the high-profile topic of sustainability at the Anuga FoodTech. For example, visitors will discover how, with support from the experts at Schubert-Consulting, the switch to environmentally friendly packaging solutions can successfully reconcile sustainability and cost-effectiveness. The team will also be on site to answer questions about in-house packaging development.
Premiere: New 3D printer to be presented to the public for the first time
Schubert Additive Solutions will also be presenting a new development in Cologne. Using the Schubert subsidiary’s virtual web platform, manufacturers can produce plastic parts in their own production facilities using 3D printing. Schubert Additive Solutions has developed a high-quality 3D printer for this purpose, which is connected to the platform via LTE and which ensures outstanding printing results. “The PARTBOX enables users to produce the parts they need directly on site,” explains Marcus Schindler, Division Manager of Supply Chain Management at Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Managing Director of Schubert Additive Solutions.