“Nobody else builds topload closing machines in the way we do!”Markus Zerbe, Head of Sales at ECONO-PAK
For more than 35 years, ECONO-PAK has been an owner-managed company from Flonheim, that offers packaging solutions for food and non-food products. ECONO-PAK has extensive expertise in handling confectionery and meat, but especially in packaging of frozen foods and convenient food. The other day I personally convinced myself of this!
ECONO-PAK offers everything from conception, development and construction to the commissioning of individual machines or complete packaging systems. The sales manager Mr. Zerbe is proud of every machine type. Every machine shows the passion and enthusiasm of ECONO-PAK for the packaging industry.
ECONO-PAK is happy to show the machine type carton box erector – also at their online presence! Up to 60 boxes per minute can be set up per erector head, i.e. up to 240 boxes per minute per machine are possible. The underlying closing technique or box construction can be individually adapted to the needs of the product (see Figure 2).
After erecting and loading the box has to be closed. Therefore, ECONO-PAK offers high-performance solutions as well. “Nobody else builds topload closing machines in the way we do!”, says Mr. Zerbe in the interview. And with up to 250 carton boxes per minute, the high-performance closer certainly doesn’t have to hide itself.
ECONO-PAK relies on control and operating solutions from a single source to implement your machines – Siemens! The operating solutions at ECONO-PAK are based on SIMATIC HMI panels, which show much more than just machine diagnostics. Additionally, the TIA portal applies automatic control and synchronization of all dynamic processes of the machine.
But not only the good interaction of every component in the TIA Portal, but also the high service availability and strong sales support from Siemens have convinced ECONO-PAK for well over 25 years! And that’s why we’re particularly pleased that you’ll see our latest edge computing solutions at ECONO-PAK.
Using the latest Industrial Edge apps, for example SIMATIC Performance Insight, enables you to display and evaluate the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) of each of your machines or lines distributed worldwide in detail (see Figure 3). The Edge app SIMATIC Machine Insight can also be used to optimize maintenance intervals. This saves you and your customers unplanned downtime, reduces maintenance costs and, above all, you can minimize travel costs for expensive service assignments.
The underlying infrastructure and thus your data are managed on-premise, and they can also be connected to the well-known IoT solutions via MQTT. With this edge computing solution you are independent of the different infrastructures, you will find at your customers.
Let yourself be convinced by the extensive high-speed packaging solutions with the latest edge applications – take a look at the online presentation of ECONO-PAK!