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Krones Awarded Two German Design Awards

Krones won the German Design Award in the Excellent Product Design Industry category for its Contiform stretch blow-molding machine and the mobile production robotics system.

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The Krones Contiform family of stretch blow-molders, now in its fourth generation, is used to produce PET bottles. The focus in this latest evolution was on sustainability and digitalization – two issues currently pre-occupying all players in the industrial sector. Intelligent features such as Contiloop AI, Air Wizard Triple, and Skip-and-Run combine to reduce the new generation’s CO2 emissions by 16%. Due to a synergized symbiosis of human-centred operating options, any malfunctions are displayed not only on the control panel but also on mobile terminals.

The mobile robotics system, supports operators in supplying materials to the filling and packaging lines. In one such application, it is used for the automatic refilling of film reels in packers. By automating activities previously performed by hand in this way, line owners can reduce operating costs and render their production more flexible. Thanks to its integrative, no-frills design, the robot accurately meets all relevant standards in the food and beverage industry.

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