MULTIVAC Line Control can do this for you
Efficient and central process control
MULTIVAC Line Control (MLC) is an innovative solution that enables MULTIVAC processing and packaging lines to operate efficiently and centrally. This includes the functions throughout the entirety of the line for starting, stopping, running up, and running empty, as well as product changeover. Thanks to the standardization of these frequently reoccurring operating processes, MLC ensures reliable and reproducible processes are achieved and minimizes potential operational errors. In addition, it offers the basis for simply linking a packaging line to ERP, MES, MRP, or PPS systems via OPC UA.
Highest level of availability
Operators benefit significantly from shorter walking distances, and simple and rapid operating functions performed faultlessly. The result is a substantially higher level of availability throughout the complete line and a higher output. Moreover, thanks to the provision of all the relevant process data, MULTIVAC Line Control is also the ideal basis for optional digital services.
Running the line up to full operation
After the main switches on all line elements have been activated, a line item for the entire line can be centrally selected at any control terminal. Each line element automatically receives the appropriate article suggestion, which the operator then confirms after any necessary set-up procedures have been performed manually.
MULTIVAC Line Control makes it significantly more efficient and reliable to run the line up to the entire operation. Significantly reducing walking time and distances for operators when loading individual recipes for each machine. Recipe management throughout the whole line automatically ensures the correct recipes are used.
Starting and stopping the line
Using MLC, the entire line can be started and stopped centrally at any control terminal. When the line is stopped, every line module goes automatically to "Stopped" status.
MULTIVAC Line Control makes the starting and stopping of lines a structured process, and this, in turn, makes it significantly more straightforward and faster. In addition to time savings and shorter walking distances for the operator, the availability of the line is also increased.
Running the line empty
By using MULTIVAC Line Control, a line can be run empty at any time and at any control terminal in a controlled way. All the products and packs, which are still in the line, are run out of the line under controlled conditions. They then go through the remaining process stages. The line modules then go automatically to "Complete" status, and the line is ready for the end of a shift or a change of product or recipe.
MULTIVAC Line Control makes running empty lines a controlled process, which, in turn, makes it particularly simple and reliable. In addition to time savings and shorter walking distances for the operator, this MLC function also assists in the particularly efficient preparation for product changes.