Zidan invests in EVO XD from KBA-Flexotecnica

Growth potential in the Chinese flexo market

After signing the contract: (L-R) Zhang Peng, sales manager flexo at KBA China; Andreas Dallavalle, sales director, KBA Flexotecnica; Claudio Bisogni, CEO, KBA Flexotecnica; Lu Weida, general director, Shanghai Zidan Food Packaging & Printing; He Congyou, chief engineer and deputy general director; He Hongjian, production director (all Zidan) and Andreas Friedrich, general manager web press sales and service, KBA China

Reducing changeover downtimeMettler-Toledo’s metal detection systemsFood and beverage manufacturers can benefit from optimized metal detector performance and reliability due to a new Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) reporting enhancement from Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection. Developed for metal detection’s Profile, Profile Advantage and Signature Touch systems, the new feature supports manufacturers in improving the efficiency of their production lines. By streamlining the collection of OEE data, it allows operatives to analyze consistent types of information together with reporting data from other machines on the line. Manufacturers can use this data to enhance their operations by reducing maintenance or changeover downtime and maximizing productivity.The OEE reporting enhancement from Mettler-Toledo enables manufacturers to access and download key performance data for their metal detection systems, such as alarm history, faults and warnings, and changeover informationThe new OEE reporting enhancement enables manufacturers to access and download key performance data for their metal detection systems, such as alarm history, faults and warnings, and changeover information, in the same way they do with their other pieces of equipment to help them understand how efficiently the machine is operating. This can then be collated with information from across the entire production line to be analyzed at a centralized remote location.
In addition to their OEE reporting enhancement, the Profile, Profile Advantage and Signature Touch metal detection systems are now enabled for Packaging Machine Language (PackML) v3.0 – the most recent version of PackML for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC). PackML v3.0 simplifies machine-to-machine integration, which allows OEE data to be extracted from the metal detector and viewed on remote interfaces in a uniform, easy-to-read and industry standardized manner.

Zidan invests in EVO XD from KBA Flexotecnica 1OEE data from the Profile, Profile Advantage and Signature Touch metal detectors can be extracted using an existing RS232 and Ethernet interface or through Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection’s new Fieldbus Interface Module (FIM). The FIM is available for use with EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP Fieldbus networks and provides the critical bridge between the metal detector and the customer’s Fieldbus network. Fully incorporated into the machine, this allows direct transfer of information to the manufacturer’s management information system for later analysis and reporting.

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