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PLM System as Data Centerpiece used by Packaging Systems Specialist

keytech PLM: Solution for every Challenge!

Schäfer & Flottmann GmbH & Co. KG’s range of services fully meet the requirements of modern packaging and commissioning processes. „Due to the complexity of our products, a single machine can consist of around 3,000 items and the bill of materials can contain up to 10,000 individual parts. This requires not only top-notch performance from our designers, but also the participating IT systems like M-CAD, E-CAD, ERP or PDM have to meet these requirements,“ says IT Manager Eugen Zimbelmann. With the introduction of the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solution keytech PLM, complex data management as well as high process reliability for this specialist for packaging machines is permanently guaranteed. keytech PLM is the key data center of the IT landscape, including deep CAD and ERP integration, and it allows the epartments to grow together and enables the employees to have the correct view of the same project – often looking at a project from a different and very specific angle such as electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, computer science, manufacturing or administration.

Schäfer & Flottmann GmbH & Co. KG, Gevelsberg
Schäfer & Flottmann have been specializing in the automation of packaging and product-sorting processes for over 60 years. Whether as a single module of a packaging machine or as a complex, customer-specific packaging line, the wide range of services is the result of decades-long, innovative and flexible development and design work and includes erectors, packaging machines, sorting and picking equipment, pick-and-place systems, closing and lidding units, robot palletizers and handling systems as well as wrapping machines predominantly for the food industry. The family company from Gevelsberg in Westphalia offers everything from its own mechanical and electrical design according to customer requirements, a high production depth allowing for batch sizes of 1, its own switch cabinet construction, its own assembly and commissioning as well as its own software development for machine and plant controls including GUI design from one source - modular and thus expandable.


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