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At interpack 2023 at Booth A31 in hall 6, Syntegon is showcasing its ALF 5000 filling and closing machine, which has been equipped with smart functions. Syntegon will also present the next stage of its cloud-based software solution Synexio, which makes it easier to identify potential for equipment and process optimizations.
Syntegon’s Single Object Data Acquisition (SODA) system is being displayed on the ALF 5000. It assigns all object and process-specific data of primary packaging materials to individual batches and containers—even after they have left the machine. In combination with the smart containers EVERIC© smart from primary packaging manufacturer SCHOTT, SODA offers a special advantage: the pre-coded containers are already equipped with a unique data matrix code that can be read via cameras.
The ALF 5000 also features an intelligent piston pump—the “Smart Pump” from Syntegon. “The pump always carries its memory with it on an RFID chip, even when it is not installed in the machine,” explains Daniel Sturm, product manager automation at Syntegon. “The system automatically recognizes the pump, for example after cleaning, which significantly increases process reliability, reduces human error, and saves a lot of time in ongoing production.”
The AR solution with HoloLens glasses also ensures time savings, as well as fast training of inexperienced staff. Format changes can be carried out faster, thanks to guided operator support. Errors during ongoing production are displayed immediately in the field of view along with virtual support.
The new cloud-based software solution Synexio enables the acquisition, evaluation, and visualization of equipment and production data. The entry-level package “Monitor” visualizes various KPIs and creates greater transparency in production.
Synexio is part of Syntegon’s new Service Agreements, which form the basis for effective equipment and maintenance management at fixed prices. Seven dedicated levels enable customers to minimize production risks, make service costs more transparent, and simplify complex processes—enabling them to focus on their core business. With each level, the scope of the covered services increases, from basic service including inspection and remote service to guaranteed production performance of their machines.