“Faster, better, easier, and more convenient”. These are the benefits of our new portfolio K 4.0. This complements our core business – highly customized packaging technology for consumer products, contact lenses, and medical devices – by adding services addressing digitalization in special machine manufacturing. K 4.0 stands for our innovative strength, the early recognition of your needs, and transformation into practiceoriented solutions. Solutions perfectly suited to your KOCH blister machine or line, and your daily packaging routine, in order to make things easier and more efficient.
Service glasses permit immediate support at the machine when an on-site visit can be avoided. A secure voice and live image connection links one of our experts to your operator so he can be led through preventive maintenance measures or rectify a malfunction. The advantages: reduced outlay for support, fewer on-site visits, and significantly increased machine uptime resulting from the global support of our services specialists.
A first in special machine manufacturing: the ordering of spare, wearing, and format parts for your specifi c machine confi guration with just a few clicks. Navigation through the catalog – available both online and off line – is uncomplicated. Drawings and 2D models assist fast identifi cation of the required parts. Assembly drawings are available for every machine, and the integration of additional information and files is possible.
Another K 4.0 solution is virtual commissioning using 3D machine simulation and original soft ware. It speeds up the commissioning of your machine or line, and your personnel can be trained using the virtual model. When upgrades are required, the machine continues to operate while one or various retrofi t options are simulated virtually prior to deciding on the best solution for the actual upgrade.
The optics of a tablet, 21" monitor, graphical switch panel, and clear images of all relevant machine views and para meters: the HMI panel permits intuitively correct operation and fast setups – directly at the machine or via a mobile device.
KOCH provides the right type of blister and custom ized packaging technology from a single source. In cooperation with you, we attune the blisterdesign to your requirements and the technical capabilities of your new machine, thus ensuring a smooth packaging process from the start. Every solution strictly adheres to the specifi cations governing primary and se condary packaging, and takes appropriate account of the production form and costs: simple and low-priced for inexpensive goods in large quantities, and more sophisti cated types of packaging and machine technology for products of higher value.
With the K 4.0 Smart App, you have two options to access machine parameters at any time: Via a QR code, you receive all individual production data of your packaging: Via Beacon Scanning - automatic connection of mobile devices with small Bluetooth transmitters in closed areas such as your production halls - you can access the live data of your KOCH machine or line. All data are stored in a cloud and can be used for analysis purposes. The app includes comprehensive security features, with both network and application protection. The K 4.0 Smart App is available through iTunes and Google Play, system requirement is iOS7 or Android 4.3.
Your goals are our yardstick
The potential for added value must be recognized and tapped. To meet this standard, we have put together perfectly matched digital service packages which are individually applicable to your customer requirements.
The K 4.0 smartpacks stand for more productivity, increased availability and optimized overall equipment effectiveness. The reduction of unplanned downtimes and the permanent reduction of maintenance costs are particularly important to us.