KOCH SUPPORT & SERVICES –
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE PACKAGING

BY YOUR SIDE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE
SERVICE LIFE OF THE PACKAGING SOLUTION

When designing your custom blister machine or packaging line for consumer products, medical technology and contact lenses, we think way beyond the design and assembly of your packaging solution.

KOCH Support & Services is the comprehensive, modular portfolio with which we support you throughout the entire life cycle of your packaging solution. Take advantage of a custom service package that is the perfect fit for your blister machine, your packaging line and your production environment. With K 4.0, you can also use digital services that substantially simplify and speed up your operating and maintenance processes.

What sets us apart: the personal support from specialists with in-depth technical training and years of experience – from the headquarters in Pfalzgrafenweiler to our locations and sales & service partners around the globe. They ensure the reliable operation and maximum availability of your packaging solution. For highly productive packaging – throughout the entire service life of the machine and beyond.

INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING

Custom packaging systems, standard procedures
In most cases, a KOCH blister machine or packaging line is one of a kind and customized according to your specifications. After it has been installed and accepted in Pfalzgrafenweiler (factory acceptance test/FAT), the required adjustments are made while you can approve packaging materials and products for production. We then disassemble your system, ship it to your production environment and set it up. Then we do test runs and prepare everything for the site acceptance test (SAT) – in accordance with the DIN norm or contractually defined criteria. The acceptance is documented in a detailed protocol. You will have it in writing that your KOCH packaging solution works as designed.

Our installation & commissioning services at a glance:

  • Machine acceptance at KOCH
  • Expert disassembly and transport
  • Setup on site by expert personnel
  • Another machine acceptance with a detailed protocol
  • Start-up support including training of your personnel and production support
  • Faster virtual commissioning using 3D simulation (K 4.0)

TRAINING

Recognizing and fully utilizing machine potentials

A smooth, efficient packaging process requires humans and machines to harmoniously work together. A perfectly coordinated KOCH training based on your requirements and level of expertise allows us to optimally prepare your employees for working with the respective machine types and configurations.

An experienced, certified team of trainers will convey a holistic training concept. Through a mixture of theory and practice your employees will acquire applicable skills right away. To guarantee the routine and productive operation of the machines and greater operational reliability.

Our training services at a glance:

  • Basic training: Before and during the acceptance process
  • Start-up-support: By a service technician after commissioning
  • Machine-specific basic training: After setup, modernization or expansion. It is based on the basic training and the manual of the machine
  • Machine-specific Advanced: Requirement-oriented content with training at the supplementing components and custom, machine-specific training materials.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Always there for you – via a hotline, online or on site
Machine downtimes are expensive and have to be fixed as quickly as possible. The service hotline is the first place to go for quick and competent support. You will talk to a specialist who can help right away or pass your inquiry on to a service technician. They will access the operating system or the machine controller and, if necessary, consult with additional experts. Together with your employees at the system, this allows us to fix two-thirds of all problems right away.

If the problem can only be fixed on site, we will immediately schedule a service appointment. We will first order any required spare parts and schedule the repair appointment so that your production will be affected as little as possible. The service appointments are coordinated by the headquarters in Pfalzgrafenweiler or one of our service locations around the world. The international service network of the Uhlmann Group will also be involved.

Our technical support services at a glance:

  • Phone support on the service hotline
    Germany: +49 7445 181-181
    USA: +1 973 936-1001
    Singapore: +65 9072 9723
  • Online support via Internet or the machine's internal modem
  • Smart global audio and video support when using the service glasses (K 4.0)
  • Coordination of service appointments including material and personnel scheduling
  • Repair and maintenance on site

SERVICE AVAILABILITY

Better performance, fewer downtimes
All KOCH blister machines, cartoners and packaging lines feature a user-friendly design, are easy to operate, offer quick format changes and top packaging precision. We assist you in fully tapping into that potential and to keep the availability of your system on a consistently high level. From temporary production support in case of bottlenecks to a comprehensive production analysis of the entire packaging process with subsequent output optimization.


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AUTOMATION & INTEGRATION

Components and modules for consistent processes

Regardless of which KOCH blister packaging machine or packaging line you have chosen: If you want to make your packaging process easier, more efficient and safer, we will provide the right components that allow you to do so. They are optimally matched to the machine – including programming and control technology.

For example, when using KOCH robot handling, pre-packed or loose products can be inserted into pre-fabricated blister packs very quickly. Integrated inspection systems take care of the product control and check validation-related information. For labeling compliant with
track & trace guidelines, you can use custom inline systems or high-performance offline variants. Additional elements can be added and seamlessly integrated into your SCADA and/or ERP systems.

Our automation & integration services at a glance:

  • Higher degree of automation with feeding components
  • Inspecting & labeling
  • Integration of all process steps – from grouping to final packaging
  • Consistent, user-friendly controls through IPC (K 4.0)
  • Integration into superordinate BDE or ERP systems
  • Calling up production data using the KOCH Smart App (K 4.0)
  • System qualification upon customer request

FORMAT PARTS & SPARE PARTS

Nothing beats the original – manufactured in-house, quickly available

Whether it is feeds, forming, sealing, perforating, embossing or planting tools: KOCH format parts are perfectly tuned to your packaging systems and your production process. The highly precise format parts are operational quickly, and ensure long service lives and top results. If you want, we will also assist you in the commissioning of the tools and take care of program adaptations or validations.

KOCH original spare parts guarantee the optimal operation of your systems as well as an increased machine availability. We have all standard parts in stock and they are available immediately. Upon request, we will install the parts or supply you with a system-specific spare parts package.

Our format parts & spare parts services at a glance:

  • Request system-specific parts online using the SparePartsManager (K 4.0)
  • Custom tools designed and made by us
  • Format optimization for greater efficiency & higher blister pack quality
  • Sealing tool cleaning for top quality and a longer service life
  • Maximum quality and precision for long service lives
  • Optional qualification documentation
  • Original spare parts for all current machine types
  • Spare parts available immediately
  • System-specific spare part packages

YOU NEED SUPPORT WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT? CONTACT US.

When designing your custom blister machine or packaging line for consumer products, medical technology and contact lenses, we think way beyond the design and assembly of your packaging solution.

KOCH Support & Services is the comprehensive, modular portfolio with which we support you throughout the entire life cycle of your packaging solution. Take advantage of a custom service package that is the perfect fit for your blister machine, your packaging line and your production environment. With K 4.0, you can also use digital services that substantially simplify and speed up your operating and maintenance processes.

What sets us apart: the personal support from specialists with in-depth technical training and years of experience – from the headquarters in Pfalzgrafenweiler to our locations and sales & service partners around the globe. They ensure the reliable operation and maximum availability of your packaging solution. For highly productive packaging – throughout the entire service life of the machine and beyond.

Service Team global

KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH
Dieselstraße 13
72285 Pfalzgrafenweiler

Our service team is ready for you from 6 A.M. until 
10 P.M. from Monday through Friday (local time DE).

Service team USA

KOCH Packaging Systems Inc.
1050 Nine North Drive, Suite D
Alpharetta, GA 30004 . USA

Our service team is ready for you from 7 A.M. until 
6 P.M. from Monday through Friday (local time USA).

Service team South-East-Asia

KOCH Singapore Packaging Systems Pte, Ltd.
107 Eunos Avenue 3, #01-01
Singapore 409837 . Singapore

Our service team is ready for you from 7 A.M. until
 6 P.M. from Monday through Friday (local time SG).