Krones AG, an internationally operating manufacturer of filling and packaging equipment, relies on VisiWin 7 by INOSOFT as an open, flexible and powerful basis for their trendsetting “Connected HMI”. Krones’ HMI won the iF Design Award for its intuitive operator interface and user-friendly and innovative navigational concept.
For 65 years now, the iF Design Award has been a globally recognized trademark when it comes to excellent design and outstanding user experience (UX). And that’s precisely where the Krones Connected HMI proved persuasive in the communication design category for the jury of 63 international experts.
“Companies in the beverage and food industry demand easily customizable and easy-to-use HMI systems. With the new platform, we wanted to minimize complexity for the users while still allowing for the complexity of the HMI applications and the increasing wish for customization. Thanks to VisiWin, we have achieved this goal,” explains Thomas Stauber, Head of Visualisation Systems at Krones.
“VisiWin is modular, open and sustainable. Version 7.2 of the software allows to create innovative user interfaces that are ergonomic, intuitive and customizable while offering an unlimited range of functions for logic and interaction. These strengths prove particularly effective for Krones’ high-end machines,” explains Stefan Niermann, sales and marketing manager at INOSOFT. “We are delighted that an industry giant like Krones relies on our software and that we could help develop an innovative HMI platform.”
Krones AG, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops, manufactures and installs machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio is rounded off by information technology, factory planning and valve production. Krones’ experience and innovation power as well as the successful integration of mechanical engineering, line expertise, process engineering, microbiology and information technology have made Krones the world’s leading provider of system technology. About 5,500 full and utility patents bear witness to the company’s innovative potential. The main buyers include breweries, beverage companies, the food industry as well as the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Worldwide, Krones employs about 16,000 people. Approximately 90 per cent of its products are sold abroad. Consolidated sales in 2017 totalled 3,691 billion euros. The Krones Group includes not only Krones AG (M-DAX), but also more than 90 sales and service companies worldwide.
For more information about Krones, please visit www.krones.com
Stefan Niermann (sales manager at INOSOFT), Stefan Schmidt (project manager at Krones AG) and André Weber (Digitec Vertriebs GmbH) talk about VisiWin, the opportunities of modularization and the successful implementation of Krones’ Connected HMI.