2021 without drinktec – Krones showcases its innovations online
The drinktec 2021 has been postponed until 2022 due to Covid 19 – so what do we do now? Just waiting around for next year to come is simply not an option. After all, we have quite a few innovations up our sleeves that we would like to share with you. That is why you can find innovations on this page that we wanted to present to you at the exhibition in October. You will get a kind of sneak preview of our innovation work – and experience at first hand which solutions from the Krones Group you can use to optimise your production even further in the future.
But you should note that we have much more to offer than what you see here on your first visit to the site! We will be continually adding new innovations and content – so feel free to stop by every now and again. And it goes without saying that we will not only be showing you videos. What is most important for us – with or without an exhibition stand – is personal dialogue with you. For this reason we will soon be sending you an invitation to join us for a conversation – and today we would like to once again extend our invitation to visit the Krones showroom. After all, no-one needs to leave their desk to view a recycling system, for example.
You can obviously reach us through a number of channels already: Do you already follow us on LinkedIn? We look forward to meeting you there for a lively discussion. You can also use the contact form to get in touch with the right expert in the Krones Group. And of course your familiar contacts at Krones will be only too pleased to take the time to speak to you about current innovations and appropriate solutions for your production process.
Attractive and functional: sustainable packaging from Krones
Flexible and reliable: can lines from Krones
The beverage can is currently on the up and up – no wonder as consumers appreciate its low space requirement, its ease of use and the always excellent product quality that it guarantees. Benefits that not only apply to the cans themselves, but also to the lines on which they are handled. And, as always, just when you think it cannot get any better, Krones goes one step further: with solutions for different output ranges and a real milestone when it comes to hygiene.
Lean and efficient: glass systems from Krones
Even more compact, more efficient and more hygienic – beverage producers have numerous demands on the glass filling world of tomorrow. And Krones transforms them into concrete solutions. For we combine numerous innovations and improvements to individual machines to form one great unified collective: the glass line of the future. One of the highlights here is actually an old friend. The Dynafill celebrated its première at the drinktec back in 2017 – but, since then, Krones has continued developing it to create a pre-production filling system which has already accumulated a great deal of practical experience over the last four years.
Nothing more than pure, unadulterated taste: advanced aseptics from Krones
Whether fruit juices, dairy products, or plant-based milk-substitute drinks: sensitive beverages are just as diverse as the people that drink them. Yet they have one thing in common: The place where they feel most at ease. A place that protects them from external influences. And where they are treated in a way which is best for them. Where is that? A Krones aseptic line! In the next few weeks you will learn how we are improving our technology for sensitive beverages even further.
High speed and flexibility: Krones makes it possible to have both
Either super fast or highly flexible? Why not have both? Whether it be water treatment, stretch blow-moulding technology or dry-end equipment: Clever automation solutions and systematically implemented robotics are the key to high-performance and simultaneously adaptable production technology. We will show you soon just how we implement these options and what use you may have for them in our innovation videos.
Increased efficiency: Production data with added value
You were able to experience some of our digital solutions back in 2017 at the drinktec. These subjects have been used as a basis for what has since become an overall picture from which your production as a whole may benefit – ultimately through improved efficiency and lowered production costs. Over the next few weeks, you can experience here in detail how the further development of our IIoT platform enables crucial data-based improvements. Regardless of whether you require help analysing your production data or more efficiency in your cross-site process optimisation – with the Krones Ecosystem we will present you with the key to success.
Only the best for your product: Krones Group process technology
Sustainability not only plays a key role in the filling and packing technology sector. In product manufacture there are a number of options available for saving water, energy or media. And the process technology experts from the Krones Group have dedicated themselves to discovering exactly this and translating it into suitable solutions. Whether you manufacture alcohol-free beverages or milk products, whether you are at home in Europe, North America or Asia, whether you are searching for a mere line solution or a partner for complete process technology integration – you are in good hands with Krones.
A selection of our innovations
Sustainable alternatives to film-wrapped packs
When it comes to reducing the use of materials, we mostly think of the beverages containers first. But if we take a closer look, we can see that there is also plenty of savings potential with secondary packagings. The LitePac series is made up of innovative packs and packaging that are in keeping with modern times in terms of sustainability and preservation of resources.
The leap into a new era!
The Linatronic AI is the first of its kind in the world –and ushers in a new era of the empty-container inspection technology. How is that? Because it is equipped with a neural network trained with Deep Learning for maximum precision.
Modulfill VFS-M filling system with synchronised mixer with PFR valves
Time is money – that is the motto for the new Modulfill VFS-M with PFR valves. Not only the duration of the filling process, but also the air consumption and space requirement have been reduced – which is also easy on your budget.
Filling and capping within only five seconds
Time reduced by 50 percent, distance reduced and only one instead of two machines in use – these and many other advantages of the Dynafill are very convincing: Filling and capping is done in one sole functional unit – and that within less than five seconds.
Aseptic filling systems
Renamed for more transparency: As of now, all our aseptic filling systems are divided into two major categories. The determinant factor here is the phase of the filling process in which sterilisation takes place.
Clear benefits when it comes to hygiene and change-over time
Those who know Krones will also know: we offer just the right filling system for each type of beverage – and are also continually working on making use of new technological features and improvements in user friendliness, space saving and, of course, hygiene to improve our products.
Compact glass filler for the low output range Craftmate G
The Craftmate C has been on the market since 2015 – inspiring small and medium-sized breweries and craft breweries all around the world ever since. Thanks to the major success of the compact can filler, Krones has now also developed a dedicated filler for the low output range for glass applications: the Craftmate G.
As part of a pilot project, Evoguard developed an intelligent valve that continuously monitors the condition of a seal.
Bottling on Demand
Bottling on Demand enables a broad spectrum of beverage variants to be produced on a single line – in minimised batches and in swift succession.