From a technical point of view, the patch making machine PMK and the connected cartoner MKC have always been in perfect harmony. With the new design elements that will characterize all Harro Höfliger turnkey lines in the future, the combination now gives the appearance of one harmonized system. The clear design language was developed by the agency designship in Ulm. Thomas Starczewski and executive designer Thomas Koch aimed not only for a distinctive look but also for high customer benefit and operator protection (read more in the interview). Among other things, generous folding and sliding doors at the PMK provide for improved access during production and service.
Enlarged details of the machine:
Generous folding and sliding doors provide for improved access
The scratch-resistant safety glass protects the operator and can be cleaned GMP-compliant
For the first time, the HMI (Human Machine Interface) touchscreens can be moved by the operators along the entire machine length and ensure comfortable and safe control of the system. The design concept features prominent status lights and light strips as well as linear machine front panels. The panels are made of scratch-resistant safety glass, which is also GMP-compliant and easy to clean. These elements emphasize the high safety and quality standard of Harro Höfliger. As usual, format changeovers can be made quickly and almost tool-free on both machines.
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