June 29, 2018
OPTIMA nonwovens develops future technologies together with customers
ONTEX visited OPTIMA nonwovens during the in house show “Partnering with the Packaging Pioneers”To engage in dialog with customers at the earliest possible stage. To get feedback. To find out whether you are on the right track with your thoughts and developments for the future. This is what the in-house exhibition “Partnering with the Packaging Pioneers” at Optima Nonwovens is all about. From June to August 2018, customers learn about cutting-edge technologies and the latest solutions in Schwaebisch Hall. They will gain inspiration in the fields "next level of modularity", "reduction of the last user interface through automation" and "communication and service in the context of digitization". The feedback from exhibition visitors will have a decisive influence on further developments.
Very impressed by the CobotEarly visitors were impressed by the exhibition concept: "I highly recommend in-house exhibitions, as the focus is more on the customers and their needs than on trade shows, where you can just have a quick hello and not really go deep," said Martin Gärtner, Group Manufacturing Director at Ontex, a leading manufacturer of hygiene products. Over the coming months and years, he wants to pursue some of the approaches he learned about at the exhibition. "It is always interesting to be inspired by new ideas," said Martin Gärtner. He was particularly impressed by the Cobot in action – an approach worth considering in times of rising labor costs.
The requirements of users are changing constantly. So users don’t need a complete line every time the requirements change, Optima Nonwovens developed the modular design.
Dominik Roll, Project Manager at Optima Nonwovens explains the line management software OPAL. The digital product from Optima creates an efficient production line and has the customer react fast to deviations in the OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency).
How does the communication of the future look? First answers are offered by Dominik Roll. One possibility: Augmented Reality.