The Meeting Place of the Packaging World

Packaging Valley represented by 13 companies at FachPack in Nuremberg.

Under the motto of FachPack “Good Ideas Start Here”, the association “Packaging Valley“ presents itself in Hall 2 with a joint booth of 1,200 m² and a lounge as a meeting place for discussions and networking. Packaging Valley thus creates a relaxed atmosphere for long-term exchanges between FachPack visitors and the member companies.

In and around this lounge, thirteen member companies from Packaging Valley, the region around Schwäbisch Hall and Crailsheim, will demonstrate innovative machine systems and the latest technologies. Once again, the diversity of technological skills and competence in the field of packaging systems which is to be found in Packaging Valley is quite clearly demonstrated. The exhibitors include packaging machine manufacturers, components suppliers and service companies. “With our booth concept for Packaging Valley we place great value on displaying the entire processing chain and presenting ourselves as a future-oriented, regionally-linked network in the packaging industry” according to Kurt Engel, CEO of the Packaging Valley Association. For Packaging Valley the FachPack is also an opportunity to present the new joint website and to promote the packaging conference “Packaging Valley Days 2016”.

At, visitors will find detailed information about Packaging Valley and its members – an opportunity to find the right supplier thereby providing even more benefits from a visit to FachPack.
There are thirteen good reasons to take a break in the Packaging Valley Lounge:
13 companies offer a diverse portfolio of technical systems and solutions for greater efficiency.

Covering various format ranges quickly and easily

Visitors can take a closer look at the Clean-Design transport conveyor system developed by HO-MA GmbH which sets new standards in cleanability. It integrates components which enable fast and uncomplicated format changes for practically all sizes.

Here too, the company so-matec epple GmbH, manufacturer of cartoning machines, demonstrates with the interchangeable Stellmax components, products which are flexible and can find use in almost any machine.

Newly developed cartoning machines which cover a large range of formats and outputs within the smallest space are presented by Hohenloher-Verpackungs-Systeme GmbH. These are fascinating in their extreme flexibility of applications.

The carton erecting machines designed by SVZ Maschinenbau GmbH optimize secondary processing of the latest carton designs for ease of handling by the processing and logistics industries.

Fast further processing through integrated functions

Fully automatic filling machines combined with transport systems and labeling machines are demonstrated by STAKO GmbH. These are especially designed for small production lots and make a convincing arguement with their rapid format change facility. At the trade fair the portfolio is extended to include turntables for the pharmaceuticals industry.

Separation, detection, glue closing or insertion are all possible in a process presented by POPP Maschinenbau GmbH which is of particular interest to customers in the print and paper branches but which can be transferred to other production and services industries.

High-performance machines for efficient processes

Another focus in and around the Packaging Valley Lounge is on high-performance packaging systems for snacks and products that need to be weighed. Here the focus is on multi-head weighing devices, as demonstrated by Ishida GmbH with its high-performance machines for the food industry.

Also known for its high-precision weighing technology is the manufacturer OCS Checkweighers GmbH which demonstrates its extensive range of dynamic control scales for weight verification and X-ray scanners for the detection of foreign bodies. Track & Trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry round off the spectrum.

High production efficiency in the packaging of portion packs or personalized products is achieved by Optima intelligent solutions. Automated and digitalized processes set new standards in the age of Industry 4.0.

Intelligent robotic solutions

Also shown here will be a completely automated robotic application for a secondary packaging area. R.WEISS Verpackungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG presents their well-known, modular UNIROB Toploading Pickerline. One special feature shown is the Intelligent Shuttle System, which can be easily programmed to transport the cartons to several stations of the Pickerline.

BAIER ENGINEERING GmbH offers complete robot automation of palletizing systems for a great variety of packs. Processes are simulated in real time with the Baier Industry 4.0 software tool before the complete line with individual servo-electric grippers and CE approval goes into production.

Upgrading machine engineering with digital solutions for the Industry 4.0 era

The company HEITEC AG stands for engineering competence. This services company is also represented at the Packaging Valley Lounge. Here the focus is on virtual illustrations in full scale through which installation time and unplanned downtimes are considerably reduced. Live training is offered by means of 3D glasses.

As a further manufacturer of robotic automation and software solutions Erhardt + Abt Automatisierungstechnik GmbH is also represented as the latest addition to the Packaging Valley association and part of the HEITEC group of companies.

Other member companies at FachPack:
As well as companies in the immediate vicinity of the Packaging Valley Lounge there are also other member companies of Packaging Valley to be visited at the FachPack. In Hall 1 the companies BREITNER Abfüllanlagen, Rudolf Deckert and PCA Roboter- und Verpackungstechnik will present their machines. Visitors should also not miss a visit to the booth of Transnova-RUF Verpackungs- und Palettiertechnik in Hall 3.


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