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Zenon the Ideal Basis for An Ergonomic HMI

Technology Category
  • Automation & Control - Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Applicable Industries
  • Packaging
Applicable Functions
  • Discrete Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Process Control & Optimization
The Challenge

KHS develops and produces machines and equipment for filling and packaging in the drinks industry. Because drinks manufacturing, filling and packaging consist of a number of highly complex processes, the user-friendly and intuitive operation of equipment is increasingly gaining in significance. In order to design these processes as simple as possible for the user, KHS decided to introduce a uniform, transparent and standardized solution to the company. The HMI interface should meet the requirement for people with different qualifications and enable them to work on a standard platform.

About The Customer
KHS GmbH is a supplier of filling and packaging systems based in Dortmund, Germany, with more than 4,600 employees. The company offers filling lines for glass and PET bottles, kegs, and cans for the beverage, food, and non-food industries, and is a wholly
The Customer
The Solution

KHS decided to use Zenon from COPA-DATA for the implementation of the new ClearLine HMI. The Zenon HMI/SCADA platform offers precisely what we need for our machines and production lines. The zenon software has well-developed graphical display possibilities and numerous HMI elements already included as standard. Software Components - Zenon: the HMI/SCADA software from COPA-DATA - Everywhere App

Data Collected
Device Status, Machine Performance, Production Efficiency, Quantity Of Parts Produced
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.
  • [Product Improvement - User Acceptance]
    Better user interface with a universal platform and less training were needed for employees.
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
    Real-time status reports enable production engineers to remotely monitor the status of a device on a production line.

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