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    Bottling on Demand

    Highly flexible line solutions for the demands of tomorrow

    Production on demand? It is within our reach!

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    The provision of personalised and customised products is an unavoidable trend which is also increasingly shaping the food manufacturing market. The related interweaving of the consumer world with the production world is a pivotal challenge faced by this development. Current solution approaches in the Industry 4.0 environment offer major potential for creating customised, flexible production methods which are still economical.

    The question is: can the smallest batches of up to batch size 1 be handled in a filling line? And so that the expenditure also makes economic sense? KRONES developers and the "Robofill" project team of the Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut (BFS = Bavarian research institute) believe yes and re-explore the limits of flexibility with the concept of a high flexible line.

    At a glance

    • Just-in-time filling of the smallest of batches
    • Individualisation of beverages and packaging
    • Product changes without change-over time
    • Production of mixed pallets without warehousing and order picking
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    Bottling on Demand: the showcase

    Bottling on Demand: the showcase

    Conclusion

    Bottling on Demand allows a wide range of product variants to be manufactured on a single line – in the smallest of batches and in quick succession. When combined with suitable dry-end machinery, the range of applications is expanded to include an additional option: To create mixed pallets directly on the line for subsequent immediate dispatch – without taking a detour through the warehouse and without order picking.

    All in all, Bottling on Demand creates ...

    • pallets with individually arranged packs
    • containing individually filled bottles with
    • individual artwork and
    • individual product tracking.

    Or quite simply: the real batch size 1 for the beverage industry!


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