KHS at BrauBeviale – Technology & digital service for the beverage industry

Participation underlines KHS' claim as reliable partner

The optimized version of the Innofill Can DVD has a pneumatic lowering device for the centering bells. This provides significant benefits with regard to the standard of hygiene. Photo - KHS

By taking part in BrauBeviale from 10 to 12 November in Hall 7A, KHS demonstrates that a trade show can also be successful for exhibitors even under difficult circumstances. As a reliable partner to the beverage industry the Dortmund engineering company continues to be on site in person for its customers in these trying times – while observing all of the currently valid hygiene and social distancing rules, of course. The exhibition focus will be on KHS’ new and further developments in filling technology, especially those for the can and glass bottle segments. The KHS Group will also present its broad portfolio of digital services that give customers numerous benefits, particularly in view of the current social and travel restrictions.

Dr Johannes T Grobe
Dr Johannes T Grobe, central statistics office for the KHS Group

“As an exhibitor of many years we value BrauBeviale as a venue that strengthens our customer relations in the long term, encourages technical discussion and the transfer of knowledge and provides us with the perfect opportunity to present our innovations to a specialist public,” explains Dr Johannes T Grobe, central statistics office for the KHS Group. Particularly in challenging times, such as the current corona pandemic, it is essential to maintain personal contact with business partners, he continues. “We continue to endeavor to be at our customers’ side as a partner they can depend on. Our taking part in the show this year underlines this all the more.”

KHS said a conscious decision has been made not to exhibit any machinery. “In doing so we’re adhering to the hygiene and social distancing rules currently in force and protecting our customers, business associates and employees,” is how Grobe justifies this move.

Numerous optimizations in filling technology

With its further developments for beverage cans, KHS meets the growing market demand for this container segment. For instance, the KHS Innofill Can DVD can now fill beverages while they are warm. Another important upgrade is the new pneumatic lowering device for the centering bells that further boosts the standard of hygiene already inherent on the can filler. ‘Little brother’ Innofill Can C, on the other hand, has had its production capacity-optimized. Instead of 5,000 to 15,000 cans an hour, the machine can now process up to 50,000 containers simultaneously.

Furthermore, with its Innofill Glass platform, KHS is expanding its portfolio to fill sensitive beverages such as beer and fruit juice. The long-tube filler is especially convincing here with its high degree of flexibility and modular design, said KHS.

Digital systems prevent production loss

When social distancing and travel restrictions greatly hamper the maintenance and repair of machinery, creative solutions are called for. “With our comprehensive range of digital services we’re showing which efficient measures can help minimize downtimes and prevent production stops,” Grobe states. With its ReDiS remote diagnostic service and augmented reality service KHS also reliably helps its customers to remedy faults quickly and directly by remote access – without a KHS service engineer having to be on site.

Digitale Loesungen Digital systems
With its ReDiS remote diagnostic service and augmented reality service KHS also reliably helps its customers to remedy faults quickly and directly by remote access.

The digital monitoring of entire lines is just as smart; this is made possible by the web-based Basic Line Monitoring software that assesses the line’s efficiency and pinpoints any possible errors. The German turnkey supplier also proves a reliable partner to its clients with its 24/7 Service HelpDesk. This is available round the clock for spare parts inquiries and to process any technical problems that might arise. The KHS Group will be in Hall 7A at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, from 10 to 12 November 2020.

The KHS Group is one of the leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and liquid food industries. The KHS Group includes the following companies: parent company, KHS Corpoplast, and numerous subsidiaries outside Germany, located in Ahmedabad (India), Sarasota, and Waukesha (USA), Zinacantepec (Mexico), São Paulo (Brazil), and Suzhou (China).

KHS manufactures modern filling and packaging systems for the high-capacity range at its headquarters in Dortmund, Germany. At its factories in Bad Kreuznach, Kleve, Worms, and Hamburg, the group’s PET expertise is pooled. The KHS Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SDAX-listed Salzgitter AG corporation.

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