The Packaging Valley Germany association networks around 90 companies from the southwest of Germany. Members of the packaging cluster will be presenting themselves to FACHPACK visitors at a joint stand.
The chairwoman of the Packaging Valley association, Sabine Gauger (Optima Packaging Group) sees sustainability and environmental awareness as a necessity and an opportunity for the future. She is a board member of the association and on the FACHPACK advisory board. “For us, getting better and better means working together on sustainable solutions. The tightrope walk between product and environmental protection must be solved with new approaches in the future.”
It has been one year since the two associations Packaging Valley Germany and Packaging Excellence Center merged. Now the joint packaging cluster between Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Nuremberg has over 90 members. And the trend is rising. You can meet 23 of them at FachPack. In Hall 3C, the huge joint stand with 14 members cannot be overlooked. Plant manufacturers, component manufacturers, automation companies and service providers present themselves clearly and compactly. The focus of the members at the joint booth is on environmental protection, efficiency, precision and digital solutions.
A+V Automation und Verpackungstechnik GmbH is a specialist in packaging systems for solid and corrugated board. All machines are offered climate-neutral with the company’s own climate protection program ClimaCert. Under the term “Circular Packaging”, Optima Packaging Group GmbH will be showcasing sustainable packaging solutions. Digital tools such as the real-time communication system Remote Assist increase machine availability and efficiency. Everything revolves around mobile assistance systems, data monitoring and digital engineering at the Heitec AG booth. Under Heitec 4.0, tools are offered that enable networked and efficient production.
Resource conservation and maximum efficiency are also the focus at Camozzi Automation GmbH. Flexible and smart components regulate the use of resources and combine several packaging steps. In addition to hardware and software components, Jetter AG will also be showing digital solutions for resource-saving production. At the booth, visitors will learn all about cloud solutions and current programming environments.
How packaging material can be saved is also a central question at Ishida GmbH. Misweights, unnecessary packaging and food waste are avoided and leaking MAP packaging is ejected. Ishida is showing fully automatic machine solutions for this. Another weighing specialist on the joint stand is Wipotec-OCS GmbH. On display will be weighing technology and inspection solutions that meet high requirements for precision and hygiene. Automation specialist Omron Electronics GmbH will show solutions for product tracking and quality inspection in the pharmaceutical sector. Under “Rethink Manufacturing,” it is focusing on collaborative developments.
The variety of surfaces that can be created by thermal spraying can be marveled at at the Rybak + Hofmann rhv-Technik GmbH & Co.KG booth. Among other things, this can improve service life. Efficient sensor applications for increasing plant availability will be presented by Leuze electronic GmbH & Co. Among other things, visitors will learn all about the world’s first combination fork sensor for labeling machines, which compactly combines the advantages of the two detection principles of light and ultrasound in one housing.
Instead of plastic, cardboard inserts are also possible for protective packaging such as blister packs. This is demonstrated by SVZ Maschinenbau GmbH, a specialist in erecting outer cartons, boxes and cartons. roboter automatisierung GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baier Engineering GmbH, will be showing robot solutions for palletizing buckets, bags, bottles with servo-electric grippers. Flexible and compact is the Cobot carton palletizer, which does not need a protective fence and is therefore very space-saving and economical.
Everything to do with labeling solutions can be seen at Stako GmbH Maschinenbau. In addition to systems with labeling modules, semi-automatic filling machines for sensitive liquids will also be on show. We can look forward to the latest product from HO-MA GmbH, which will be presented at the trade show for the first time. The specialist for transport and feeding systems also manufactures unpackers, buffer tables as well as semi-automatic machines.
In addition to the 14 members on the Packaging Valley joint stand, nine other companies from the packaging cluster will be showing their product diversity in the immediate vicinity. These include: Breitner, Euchner, Harro Höfliger, Mosca, Murrelektronik, PackPart, R.Weiss, Syntegon, Transnova Ruf and Uhlmann Pac-Systeme.