Growing importance of industry 4.0
MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG is a leading global provider of integrated food packaging solutions. MULTIVAC, from the Bavarian town of Wolferschwenden, also offers solutions for product handling, marking, labeling and processing. In addition to the food industry, MULTIVAC also provides solutions for handling and packaging of life science and health care products, as well as industrial and consumer goods. The company has more than 80 subsidiaries and 13 production sites worldwide, and the trend is rising.
For some years now, connectivity and IIoT have become more and more important to MULTIVAC. The networking of machines and production lines, and the extensive process data involved in that, represent an enormous potential for optimizing availability and reducing unplanned downtimes. MULTIVAC relies on netFIELD technology from Hilscher to connect their machines. More specifically, the packaging solutions provider integrates the netPI edge gateways into its machines to collect process data independently of the control unit. The collected data can then be easily managed using the netFIELD OS for optimizing services.