Handtmann at the IFFA with comprehensive digital solutions for the processing procedure

handtmannThe market environment for modern food processing plants today is characterised by cost pressure, a highly dynamic approach and complexity. Plant and production managers frequently feel forced to pursue competing aims under difficult conditions: stringent quality requirements coupled with ambitious cost targets, quickly fluctuating demands and changing operating staff are typical challenges. Handtmann Maschinenfabrik offers intelligent digital solutions for a wide variety of requirements that provide effective support and create real added values.

The Handtmann Monitoring Function HMF, for example, independently stops the filling and portioning line if quality-relevant parameters are exceeded or not met. Misproduction can thus be reduced or even altogether avoided. The Handtmann Data Interface (HDI) features a standardised interface for easy communication with data processing system for process optimisation. The Handtmann Line Control (HLC) allows status monitoring of complex automated production lines in real time, as well as automatic programme change for the entire production line via the Handtmann vacuum filler’s control system.

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Digital solutions. Handtmann main topic for the IFFA 2019

The Handtmann Communication Unit (HCU) has since many years been the leading Industry 4.0 solution for the planning, control and optimisation of the filling department. New functions, such as user login, are the basis for comprehensive documentation and will be presented at the IFFA. A further step towards paperless production.

The IFFA will also see the premiere of the Handtmann Machine Cockpit (HMC), an online tool that stores defined data such as operating hours, pressure curves, error messages and machine status in the cloud. An up-to-date overview of this data is thus also available on mobile devices anywhere and anytime – almost in real time! Critical information such as due date of the next maintenance are not only available to the customer but also to the Handtmann contact responsible for service scheduling. Machines that are maintained in good time help avoid unplanned downtimes and keep operating costs low.

There is, however, also a large number of individual digital solutions to see at the Handtmann trade fair stand that offer added value in daily production for specific applications and systems, for example the MSA Machine Setup Assistant. Based on product information such as weight, length or casing type, it automatically proposes equipment options and parameter setting for the machine. This provides optimum support for new or inexperienced operators and ensures save and reliable production. In the production of formed products, the HPV Handtmann Product Visualization offers easy setting of the desired product shape by graphic representation on the vacuum filler’s control system. The IFC Intelligent Filler Clipper Interface ensures performance and process reliability through optimum synchronization of vacuum filler and clipper. See these digital solutions and many more at Handtmann in Hall 12 Stand A80. www.handtmann-iffa.de