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19 / 06 / 2019

PROPAK Asia 2019

A+F End of Line Experts again with strong performance!

At the PROPAK ASIA 2019 in Bangkok visitor’s expressed strong interest for A+F technology.

The “End of Line Experts” showed once more their expert knowledge of packaging solutions at this trade show.

A big thank you goes out to the numerous visitors and guests who made the participation at the PROPAK ASIA 2019 a total success with their interesting inquiries.

13 / 05 / 2019

PROPAK Asia 2019

A+F at PROPAK ASIA 2019

From June 12th to 15th 2019, the packaging industry will meet at PROPAK ASIA 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand and A+F will participate again.

A+F Automation + Fördertechnik GmbH, is a specialist for the complete range of end of line packaging in various fields of packaging.
Whether beverage, food or pharma industry – all will look for latest technological innovations in Packaging. A+F has realized quite a number of projects in Asia during the last years and highlights its international business approach by exhibiting at PROPAK ASIA 2019.

We look forward to generate again many interesting contacts and projects.

The A+F team will welcome you in Hall 99, Booth AT49

10 / 04 / 2019

Empack NL 2019

Lots of visitors at the Empack 2019 in s´Hertogenbosch NL confirm A+F approach

Many thanks to everyone who visited the A+F booth at the Empack 2019 in s´Hertogenbosch!

This time A+F presented the FlexLine, an innovative pick and place machine concept. The machine recognizes the products to be packed using a 3D cam system. Our team explained the advantage of this technology and where it is used best.

FlexLine-Tech.-Information

Whether we have chocolate bars, small cartons, cups, pouches or sticks, the machine will identify position and type of product, pick them up and place accordingly. A big success was also the presentation of the A+F Condition Monitoring. Our customers were surprised how easy it can be to monitor complex systems never loosing critical points of production out of sight. Downtime is significantly lower or avoided all together.
The successful participation at the Empack 2019 has proven again the innovative and forward-looking product portfolio as well as the cost saving potential of A+F Digital Packaging. Never before was investing into the future more rewarding.

Only 1,5 hours from Hengelo A+F is close by when it comes to delivery and service. Customer orientation, flexibility and rapid response times describe the nature of A+F services.

If you haven`t been able to visit us at our booth please get in touch: info@af-gmbh.de. We are sure that we find a state of the art solution for your packaging requirements.

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11 / 03 / 2019

Empack 2019

See next steps into the future!
Visit us on the 3rd or 4th of April at the Empack 2019 exhibition in s´Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

We invite you to visit the A+F booth 1D146 to experience our A+F Packaging machine FlexLine 3D live.
This packaging unit is capable of creating trays, packages or wrap-around cartons allowing the flexible change of formats. Products will be identified using a 3D camera.
https://www.af-gmbh.de/en/machines/stack-conveying/af-flexline-for-sticks/

Whether we are talking about cartons, bags, sticks, bars, deep drawn parts or other products – all are identified by the 3D camera system then positioned and placed in the carton. This technology enables a very gentle product handling.

The system can produce a large number of carton variations, for example trays, wrap-around cartons or boxes. The various carton formats will be pre-glued in the integrated tray erector using hot melt glue.

Actuators enable the operator to adjust the system fully automatic. The use of format change parts and the change time will be reduced to a minimum.

The packing is done by a 4-achses Delta 3 robot with specific grippers. These can be replaced using a quick change mechanism. The number of Delta 3 robots used, determines the speed and output of the machine.
Computer controlled, the products will be placed in one or more layers in the open carton. When the preset quantity of product is packed, the carton will go through the closing unit. The carton can be marked with a barcode, the best before date or other information. The pack will then be conveyed to the palletizing station.
Discover Digital Packaging – in particular the module Condition Monitoring. It provides insight into your machine by gathering data of the machine, production and machine environment. These are saved, archived and made available using the A+F Dashboard.

You have plans to change the way you do your packaging? We are glad to provide insight into the necessary technology and help you to find the right solution.

Please schedule a meeting using our mailbox: info@af-gmbh.de. We are looking forward to see you in s´Hertogenbosch.
For all the news of end of line packaging at A+F Automation + Fördertechnik please follow us on www.LinkedIn.de

Your A+F Sales Team

An “Appetizer” for you!

The End of Line experts thank you for your commitment in 2018 and look forward to a continued good cooperation in 2019! As an “appetizer” now, a great project from last year.
In two steps, an all-in package for a customer from England was put together successfully. 3 final packing lines were delivered.
In the first step, a tray-erector type MultiFormer and a third-generation SetLine sleeving system were commissioned at the customer site. Here, 4 and 6 cup sets are wrapped in sleeves and placed into the preformed tray. The challenge was the very short project lead-time. This was implemented through optimal standardization. A + F has built over 60 pieces of this machine category in the last years and is the market leader in this flexible, high-performance segment.
https://www.af-gmbh.de/en/machines/sleeving-machines/setline-packaging-system/

In the second step, two lines for packaging cups in pillow wraps were delivered and put into operation. The latest generation of FlexLine picks up the cups (also for different flavours) with a special gripper in several tracks and groups them. The cups can be placed on a bottom sheet either side by side or one above the other.
The stacks thus formed will be packed in the integrated film machine into a pillow wrap. A separate format-flexible MultiFormer erects the trays.
The supplied pillow wraps are grouped by the integrated TwinLine and will be packed in the trays. As another option, the cups can be placed directly into the tray. The finished products will be delivered to the palletizing equipment. All systems are equipped with the module A + F Condition Monitoring. This system enables the continuous evaluation of faults and makes the line efficiencies permanently transparent in an overview.

We thank all participants for the good cooperation and look forward to further joint projects.Stay up to date and find out more at www.LinkedIn.de.We look forward to you!

In-House Exhibition 2018 at A+F – a full success

A+F presents innovations in the field of complete end-of line packaging machines and digitalization of the packaging components.
Many national and international customers as well as other interested parties took the opportunity to visit A+F during the in-house exhibition on November 14th – 16th in Kirchlengern. At the event A+F presented complete End of Line packaging systems and several individual machines:
SetLine sleeving machine, newest palletizer series 355Q and the latest packer and erector generation.
Another highlight was the presentation of the A+F Digital Packaging Program and showing plant planning software using 3D technology. Visitors were able to check live the future possibilities of the virtual world by means of 3D googles.
The guests had the opportunity to experience several packaging machines live in motion and to discuss individual requirements in a nice atmosphere with the A+F sales team.
We thank everyone for their interest. A very special thank you is send to our partner companies vr-on, Festo, Nordson, Schneider Electric and FSM for their participation and outstanding service.

You have not been able to visit our in house exhibition? Please send a request to info@af-gmbh.de
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In-House Exhibition 2018 at A+F – have a look behind the scenes

We invite you to the A+F in-house exhibition on November 14th – 16th, 2018 from 08:00 – 18:00 h in Kirchlengern, Germany.

Experience the advantages of the A+F „End of Line Systems Competence“.

We present the A+F Setline sleeving machine for various cup heights and snap on lids, the high performance layer palletizer of the newest series 355 Q, the servo-controlled tray erector 216s which satisfies the newest retailer requirements. Also we inform about A+F Digital Packaging and present the next steps into the digital future.

Our team looks forward to your visit. If required we can arrange a meeting to discuss your specific requirements in detail.

05 / 10 / 2018

FachPack 2018

At FachPack 2018 A+F offers complete End of Line Packaging Systems and puts the focus on digitization.

At FachPack 2018 A+F offers complete End of Line Packaging Systems and puts the focus on digitization.

A+F presented a tray erector of its machine line up. The Multiformer Combi combines tray erection, the capability to insert compartments and the high quality standard of A+F machines
https://www.af-gmbh.de/en/machines/wrap-around-case-packers/moduline/
Also on display were new modules of the A+F Digital Packaging Program. A+F visitors were very interested in the digitization of the machine portfolio.
A minicomputer collects all data from the machine controls and enables the operator to immediately identify any problem. Currently our experts work on a way to track the machine data of the electrical components and on maintenance management.
Recently delivered machines show an increased line efficiency by 3 to 5 % because of the digital information available.

To present the A+F product line up and explain the digitization strategy A+F will host a home fair on Nov. 14th – 16th, 2018 on their premises in Kirchlengern, Germany.

Invitations can be requested at Ulrike.Westerholt@af-gmbh.de
We are looking forward to see you in Kirchlengern.

The A+F Team thanks everybody for visiting.

10 / 08 / 2018

FachPack 2018

Be our guest! A+F exhibits at FachPack 2018

From September 25th to September 27th 2018, the packaging industry will meet at FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Be ready for new encounters, new products, new trends and more know-how.

For more than 40 years A+F offers systems for packaging, palletizing and conveying – the complete range of end-of-line packaging. A special exhibit this year will be the new A+F

MultiFormer Combi / Your extended A+F stamp and funnel tray erector.
New feature: makes also trays with compartment inserts

Also NEW: A+F Digital Packaging – check it out and take the next steps into the future.

Check it out! In hall 3, booth 241 we will inform you about our integrated packaging solutions and present our product portfolio. We look forward to meet you in Nuremberg!

Please see interesting interview with A+F CEO Robert Roiger about digitalization, company strength in R+D and giving an outlook on the next five years…

Top quality with a global reach; those few words succinctly describe the German company A+F Automation + Fördertechnik GmbH, a specialist in innovative end-of-line packaging solutions. In line with Industry 4.0, its future business direction is set by global partnerships and digitalisation, as CEO Robert Roiger confirmed. Romana Moares reports…

There are many packaging machine manufacturers around the globe but A+F Automation + Fördertechnik GmbH (A+F) stands above most of its competitors thanks to its comprehensive range of first-class machines handling the full end-of-line packaging process. Employing approximately 170 people, the company is small enough to provide maximum flexibility so that each and every machine solution is tailor-made. “We are true experts in this field with 40 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers around the world,” said CEO Robert Roiger.


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