At interpack 2017, Packaging 4.0 was the prominent theme at B&R’s pavilion. The company showcased a variety of its automation solutions for the packaging industry. However, the biggest highlight at the show was its intelligent conveyor technology SuperTrak, which is a new generation of robust, operator-friendly intelligent conveyor technology based on long-stator linear motors. SuperTrak offers true industrial-grade reliability and easy serviceability. Its independently controlled shuttles allow mass production of highly customized products, while also minimizing time lost on stoppages and product changeover.
Also shown was how open standards like POWERLINK, OMAC PackML and OPC UA can provide seamless connectivity—the lifeblood of industrial internet of things (IoT) solutions.
Dinesh Mungi, assistant manager – OEM sales, B&R Industrial Automation said web-based HMI has now been made easy. mappView relies 100% on web standards to ensure content can be viewed optimally on any output device or even customized for specific users or user groups.
“OEMs in India are eager to adopt these technologies as there is a lot of pressure from end users to learn about the productivity of their machines, downtime, energy consumption, etc.,” Mungi said.
Talking about the response at the company’s interpack stand, especially from Indian visitors, Mungi informed there were quite a few Indian visitors, especially existing clients who wanted to know about the latest offering from the company.