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Digitalisation at Krones

    The future starts now

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    It appears to be THE revolution of the 21st century: digitalisation. In actuality, however, the quest for more effective production has been preoccupying the food and beverage industries for decades.

    Creating a shared language for everyone
    Integration

    If your production operation incorporates machines and systems of different kinds, you’re often going to look in vain for crucial information. With Krones, all data can be brought to one and the same level, thus enabling new insights to be gained.

    Our approach

    By using intelligent sensor technology and prefabricated IT components, Krones gets older machines and lines fit for digitalisation that were hitherto unreachable for data acquisition. In addition, we offer standardised interfaces to a huge range of different systems, enabling information to be networked on the same level.

    Eine gemeinsame Sprache für alle schaffen

    The advantages

    • Clients obtain information from machines and systems that had hitherto been “mute”.
    • Existing systems are permanently incorporated using appropriate integration concepts.
    • The barriers between the information levels are eliminated.

    Products and solutions

    • Data Management Machine (DMM)
      Standardised machine interface
    • SitePilot ReadyKit
      Solution which can be connected to brownfield installations
    • SAP Botec Integration
      Consistent standard interface between SitePilot Botec F1 and SAP MES (SAP MII) for vertical integration in SAP ERP
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    A completely networked production process
    Digitalised Supply Chain

    If you want to survive and prosper in the digital world, you need appropriately edited information. Krones networks the production operations involved, and converts the data from production and processes over the entire value added chain into digital form – from goods procurement all the way through to the consumer.

    Our approach

    With our smart machines fully prepared for digitalisation, and our IT solutions, which cover the categories of production, filling, and packaging, plus intralogistics, we create the basis for digitalisation: namely to make available digital data for the entire processes in a factory, thus enabling them to then be utilised from the viewpoint of the entire value added chain.

    Produktion komplett vernetzen

    The advantages

    • Data are available in sufficient quality and quantity.
    • These have been defined, structured and classified for maximally profitable utility


    Products and solutions

    • SitePilot Botec F1 
      Process automation (batch processing)
    • SitePilot Line Management 
      Coordination of orders in the filling and packaging technology, material management, printing and scanning
    • SitePilot Asset Management 
      Maintenance management and spare parts administration
    • Bottling on Demand 
      New concepts for fully flexible small-batch production
    • Direct printing 
      New technology for individual container decoration
    • SAP Manufacturing 
      Integration and Intelligence Integration platform between machine and company control level
    • SAP S/4 HANA 
      ERP business suite for a digital company
    • SAP Yard Logistics 
      Planning and execution of yard processes and yard monitoring and payroll
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    Identifying the full potential of the process
    Analytics

    If you want to find new options for improvement, you have to look behind the scenes of your production operation. Krones offers digital analyses and evaluations of the entire process, thus creating the basis for correct decision-making.

    Our approach

    Using data warehouse solutions and algorithms following best-practice approaches, we take an analytical look at the process situation involved, enable comparisons to be drawn, and map out potentials. By linking together the data acquired from highly disparate systems, analyses can be performed on a consistent basis and in the requisite context.

    Alle Potenziale im Prozess erkennen

    The advantages

    • Events can be examined holistically beyond the limits of the systems concerned.
    • Weak points, causes and potentials can be quickly and easily identified, so as to derive specific recommendations for action.
    • Clients obtain a foundation that enables them to reconstruct and evaluate any action taken.

    Products and solutions

    • SitePilot Manufacturing Intelligence
      Extensive exchange of information and analysis based on key figures available throughout the company
    • SitePilot Line Diagnostics − standard or starter version
      Quality, cost and output-relevant data from filling lines
    • SAP Digital Manufacturing Insights
      Central, cloud-based performance-management solution which provides the stakeholders with important insight on a cross-plant level for important operative and strategic decisions
    • SAP OEE management with SAP MII
      Measuring and analysis of cross-plant performance both, in real time and historical
    • SAP Energy Management
      Reveals correlations between production process, production order and energy consumption
    • SAP Lumira
      Visualisation software with which BI analyses can be performed and insights gained and data stories created
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    The synergy between man and machine
    Collaboration

    If you want to improve collaborative efficacy in your company, you need communication. Krones brings together the requisite knowledge of staff and systems, and thus creates enhanced efficiency for the daily work routines.

    Our approach

    We link up the machine networks, the IT systems and the company’s staff on a central platform, thus creating a comprehensive pool of knowledge that makes available – any time, any place – all relevant information on the lines and processes plus the employees’ expertise. In order to supplement this knowledge pool to include service information, there’s also an option for integrating manufacturer’s networks, e.g. Krones or OEMs.

    Das Wissen von Mensch und Maschine vereinen

    The advantages

    • Events in the production operation can be tracked in real time – in mobile mode, independently of the location involved.
    • In the event of a malfunction, tried-and-tested solutional options are available, or can be jointly found in the team concerned.
    • Colleagues have an option for mutual feedback and reciprocal support beyond the confines of lines, facilities or time zones.
    • Knowledge not available in the system itself can be accessed in a contextualised form.

    Products and solutions

    • Share2Act
      Cloud-based collaboration platform
    • SAP Asset Intelligence Network (AIN)
      Cloud-based platform for fabricators, service providers and operating companies of the line on which data such as operation and maintenance instructions, specifications, and spare parts lists all the way to sensor data about the current state of the line can be shared with one another.
    • Connected HMI
      Simple and user-oriented operation of the machine by means of a completely new interface with enhanced connectivity for mobile devices
    • Assistant systems
      Simple validation of complex machine parameters and support for the operator during maintenance or training operations with the help of augmented reality
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    Maximising added value
    Total Productive Management

    If you want 100-per-cent availability, you have to get reliable predictions. Krones supplies the best precautions against failures and the most promising approaches for optimisation, thus assuring dependable production, flexibility and product diversity.

    Our approach

    In regard to Total Productive Management (TPM), we meet and master the requirements involved in avoiding failures, defects and quality losses or minimising their consequences, and thus continuously improving the processes along the entire value added chain. We focus here on aspects like planning, condition-based monitoring, quality management and predictive maintenance.

    Maximale Wertschöpfung erreichen

    The advantages

    • Clients receive the requisite statistics that enable them to utilise TPM throughout the entire company.
    • Costs can be saved by predictive maintenance.
    • The plant’s efficiency and efficacy can thus be upgraded as a long-term benefit.

    Products and solutions

    • SitePilot Laboratory Information Management
      Documentation of the complete quality-related information from the production and filling process and their real-time analysis
    • SitePilot Serialisation
      Product and consumer safety thanks to clear, tamper-proof coding of individual packs
    • Condition Monitoring
      Checking of individual components by means of sensors and mathematical models and predicting maintenance rates
    • KRONES.shop
      Spare parts supply for machine maintenance and upgrade for adding and enhancing functions
    • LineXpress
      Rapid product change-over by means of an automated process
    • SAP Predictive Maintenance and Services
      Reduces maintenance costs, increases the line availability and improves the customer satisfaction thanks to changing from reactive to preventive maintenance and service
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