Sustainability and digitalization are key issues for modern packaging production. A key element of Greiner Packaging’s sustainability strategy is efficient production: the goal is to avoid rework as far as possible and keep unnecessary material or energy consumption to a minimum. The company can only achieve this with plant-independent, seamless, round-the-clock monitoring and control of shop floor processes. Now Greiner is able to utilize smart factory innovations and industry 4.0 benefits, as well.
A modern MES for smart production environments
Greiner Packaging uses MES CAT SUITE, T.CON’s SAP-based manufacturing execution system, to digitalize its production and collate information. The machine times – downtime, idle time, productive time – are also transmitted in parallel to SAP ERP, where they are linked to the production order.
T.CON’s suite was chosen for its seamless integration in SAP ERP and SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) and its ability to adapt flexibly to discrete production systems with high quantities and high performance.
From injection molding to the Kavoblow machine
The new MES is now connected to over 500 systems in 15 plants worldwide – injection molding and extrusion machines; deep-drawing machines and the innovative “Kavoblow” for injection stretch blow molding.
Read our project report to find out more about the key figures the specialist packaging company evaluates in MES CAT, the cockpits used by its production managers, and the new tools employees are benefitting from.