The high speed XTS packaging machine line is improved by multiple Next Generation disciplines. The packaging grippers are optimized by topology to create a significant weight reduction. All material without functionality is removed.
The geometry of the grippers and the movers are adjusted to the most optimal 3D-printing process. The material of the components are a combination of polymer and metal.The user interface is redesigned to an Augmented Reality control. The machine line can not only be operated by Augmented Reality, but also relevant information about the system will be displayed to the user.
The combination of topology, 3D-printing and Augmented Reality demonstrates an optimal ‘industry 4.0’ case. http://www.itmgroup.eu/tdc