Success Stories

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IWK Verpackungstechnik GmbH is a leading global supplier of packaging systems in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and cosmetics sectors and has stood for cutting-edge technology with outstanding performance and maximum reliability since 1893. At Interpack, it will be presenting an IWK FP 8 tube filler for sustainable filling. An IWK SC 4 horizontal cartoning machine with new debug cameras will demonstrate the safe cartoning process of single vials.

Solution implementation and benefits

IWK based the automation solution of the FP filling platform on PacDrive 3. It is the standard automation solution at IWK for machines that include motion control or robotics. PacDrive 3 provides basic features which IWK uses to implement sophisticated functionalities in their machines:

  • Maximum connectivity with Ethernet-based fieldbus and Ethernet TCP/IP
  • OPC UA and other web protocols
  • Comprehensive diagnostic mechanisms on systems level
  • Diagnostics software tool
Tube filling machine IWK FP 8
Customer Objectives

Your tube filling machine is ready to use!

  • Plug and produce
    The installation takes less than 15 minutes.
  • Easy to handle
    All operations from cleaning to format change are easy.
  • Robust in use
    An IWK machine always stands for durability.
  • All types of materials
    Processes plastic, laminate, metal, and paper tubes.

We have been working with Schneider Electric for years. The PacDrive 3 system offers us important functionalities which we need for our visions in terms of Industry 4.0 or the Internet of Things (IoT). This solution includes a modular programming concept which meets our goal of building a software kit with standardized functions for programming all our machines.

Mathias Ponzelar, Vice President Sales, IWK Verpackungstechnik GmbH Stutensee