What's on show at ProSweets Cologne 2020?

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020

What's on show at ProSweets Cologne 2020?

A supplier trade fair for the sweets and snacks industry, ProSweets Cologne 2020, will be presenting developments in packing machines and materials, alongside innovative production technologies. Exhibitors will demonstrate how complex production and packing processes can be optimised for more quality, efficiency and sustainability. The trade fair will be running from 2 to 5 February, 2020 in Cologne, German.

Italian exhibitor IMA will be presenting the IMA GIMA FTO513, a high-speed wrapping machine. The machine, which can process up to 300 sheets a minute, offers a host of solutions to provide forgery-proof, high-quality packing. These include an inline tear-off tape unit, a double roll holder and an automatic adhesive film device. The machine is also available with an airtight sealing option, for moisture-sensitive products. IMA will also present solutions for maximising the efficiency of film and sugar-coating processes with its flexible active coating plants and coating machines. The construction of solid wall and perforated drums provides good mixing and gentle product handling.

Exhibitor Bi-Ber will be showcasing its CognexVisionProViDi software. The software performs visual product testing for manufacturers of fine chocolate and wafer products. During the final inspection, it checks that no foreign bodies are contained inside the products and that they correspond with the aesthetic standards. Conventional, rule-based automatic image processing (machine vision) cannot reliably distinguish between irregularly structured surfaces and normal variations. Automatic quality control based on artificial intelligence (AI) increases recognition reliability. The software contains a tool for segmentation and error recognition, requiring a few images to train an artificial neuron network. During a test run of the software, the company used 49 images of good products and 58 of reject products, with new shapes and products able to be programmed in four minutes.

VEMAG Maschinenbau will be demonstrating a range of production lines, including the flow curve, for the shaping and accurate portioning of fine doughs and paste-like, pumpable masses. VEMAG will also be displaying production lines designed to handle continual changeovers, such as the Robot500 portioner with the cutting device ASV811, a filling machine of the HPE series with integrated MMP223 portioner and the multitray loader MTL280, for the inserting and depositing of items into packaging.

Image credit: ProSweets Cologne Stand: OEX

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