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Krones’ “Mobile Line Assistant” wins Automation App Award

Krones’ “Mobile Line Assistant” app has won the best corporate app in the “production” category in the field of automation at the sps ipc drives 2014 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany for “authentic added value for the workforce.”

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The jury emphasized that seldom had there been so unanimous a decision as with the “Mobile Line Assistant” app from Krones. The app provides line personnel with an expert system right in their pockets. With the app, an operator gets malfunction messages precisely and quickly provides soutions. For the operators, this means “authentic added value for the workforce.”

The apps were rated against the criteria of benefits, usability, and the originality of the idea. Besides the verdict of the five-strong jury, online voting at elektrotechnik.de and user ratings in the app store also played a significant role.

The “Mobile Line Assistant” app from Krones supports the line’s personnel in performing daily responsibilities at bottling or canning plants. Thanks to clear information presented in an easy-to-read overview, operators identify problems swiftly even in stressful situations.

The “Mobile Line Assistant” will in future be a part of Krones’ “SitePilot” IT umbrella brand, a part of the firm’s comprehensive range of modularized software, all the processes concerned are planned, visualized, documented, and controlled.

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