As a key player in the Factory of the Future movement, Gebo Cermex - world leader in packaging line engineering and material handling - will be returning to ProPak Asia 2017, demonstrating the latest advanced performance systems and innovative solutions for the beverage, food, home and personal care markets.
On booth BW01 (Hall 104) at Asia’s leading processing and packaging event that takes place 14 - 17 June in Bangkok, the company will be demonstrating its portfolio based on its Agility 4.0™ Advanced Production System programme.
Guido Ceresole, Zone VP SEAP for Gebo Cermex, comments “With our recently unveiled program, Agility 4.0™, we are bringing the 'Smart Factory' to life in order to create a world of greater choice and unique consumer experience driven by packaging mass customization and product diversity.”
Encompassing 'Smart Machines', system and data intelligence, digital connectivity and powerful simulation tools, Agility 4.0™ is designed to enable producers to manufacture small production batches at cost levels typically associated with mass production, without compromising on key performance criteria such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and sustainability.
A main focus for the ProPak Asia booth will be the leading role that Gebo Cermex plays in the implementation of cobots in packaging applications, helping make previous manual ancillary tasks fully automatic while enabling complete interactive human/machine relationships. These developments in collaborative robots - demonstrated by a cobot operating on the booth - provide reliability and, importantly, eliminate the potential for operators’ musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). As Gebo Cermex leads the packaging industry in the use of virtual reality, the booth will also offer a great immersive and interactive experience to visitors. The main purpose will be to demonstrate innovative ways of training operators and maintenance personnel, as well as providing an insight into how the future of packaging lines will look via an engaging tour of a production facility.
Other innovative modules covered on the Gebo Cermex booth at ProPak Asia 2017, will include:
• Connected machines that are easy to operate and manage across the whole organization via user-friendly design interfaces
• EIT™ - the Efficiency Improvement Tool that uses comprehensive line monitoring to accurately detect the causes of unplanned stoppages and help increase operators’ responsiveness.
• Remote video assistance, which - in the event of breakdown - uses video and audio technology with augmented reality to allow Gebo Cermex experts to view the line as if on-site, to secure a rapid recovery.
In Bangkok, Gebo Cermex will be presenting many new solutions developed to make Industry 4.0 opportunities a reality for packaging producers within the South East Asia Pacific region, in areas such as line design, services and asset optimization. Ceresole explains: “One of the key aspects of the Agility 4.0™ program is the ability to use high-precision simulation and modelling tools to allow customers to both visualize and forecast, so that they can make all the right decisions and thus keep their Operating Expenditure (OPEX) to an absolute minimum. At ProPak Asia this year, we will be showing how our approach – based on a unique integration business model – is able to ensure high performance, cost-effectiveness, high productivity and greater agility for packaging lines of today and tomorrow.”