Bringing Smart Factories to life via Agility 4.0™ program at Interpack
At the international packaging fair, Interpack 2017 (4 - 10 May) in Düsseldorf, Gebo Cermex will be demonstrating the latest advanced performance systems and innovative solutions for the beverage, food, home and personal care markets. As a key player in the Factory of the Future movement, Gebo Cermex will again be underlining its commitment to help producers embrace Industry 4.0 opportunities by demonstrating a portfolio completely based on its Agility 4.0™ program.
Agility 4.0 brings Smart Factories to life in order to create a world of greater choice and unique consumer experience driven by packaging mass customization and product diversity.
“At Interpack, we will be showing how our approach is able to ensure high performance, cost-effectiveness, high productivity and greater agility for packaging lines of today and tomorrow,” explains Marc Aury, President & Managing Director of Gebo Cermex. "We are bringing Smart Factories to life through the five pillars of Agility 4.0: virtual factory; smart factory systems; the connected factory; eco-friendly efficiency; the extended factory."
During the event, Gebo Cermex will be showcasing several innovative, advanced and connected systems helping to build smart, comprehensive solutions. These include:
- CareSelect™ - global launch at Interpack 2017 - the universal and modular shaped-bottle infeed system for robotic or traditional case packers, surpassing traditional ‘endless screw’ collation systems in terms of bottle integrity and protection
- Fenceless cobotic version of FlexiLoad® - also exhibited for the very first time - the latest development of the reliable cardboard magazine loading solution, now enhanced via the world’s strongest collaborative robot with 35 kg payload
- Latest version of the WB46 Wrap Around case packer – featuring a more compact footprint due to an innovative, “on the fly” robotic product-loading station and a brand new, user friendly Human Machine Interface (HMI)
As Gebo Cermex leads the packaging industry in the use of virtual reality, the company’s booth will offer great immersive and interactive experiences to visitors, on the future of packaging line design and future operator and maintenance training.
Marc Aury continues: “Gebo Cermex always keeps pace with the latest automation, robotic and cobotic technologies thanks to the company’s strong partnerships with industry-leading players such as Rockwell Automation, Fanuc, Siemens and Schneider.”
However, the most exciting news by Gebo Cermex at Interpack this year - and the most significant - is an announcement concerning the company's new breakthrough
container handling technology, AQFlex®.