Fraunhofer IVV Dresden is set to showcase two new systems for processing machinery at this year’s interpack event in Germany.
At the event, which is set to take place from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf, the company will exhibit new mobile device for cleaning processing machinery and self-learning assistance system to help address machine faults.
Designed for effective cleaning of processing machinery, the mobile cleaning device (MCD) is said to aggregate the functions of automated cleaning systems and manual cleaning.
The MCD features an optical sensor system for dirt detection and adaptive cleaning, helping to maintain the hygienic state of the machinery.
The device’s own drive unit will facilitate movement between machine modules, and existing transport systems can also be used for the movement.
In addition, the machine’s driven nozzles help in creating foam and spray cleaning.
Fraunhofer will also present self-learning assistance systems to help production line operators in addressing machine faults.
The company is developing different concepts to offer operators with information about fault elimination relevant for the prevailing conditions.
Later, these concepts will be incorporated into self-learning assistance system to enable operators remedy faults through a quasi navigation system.
In addition, the company is planning to develop a cooperative dialog system to support the assistance system to prepare problem-solving strategy and gather information from the operator.
Image: Two variants of the Mobile Cleaning Device: self-driven or on conveyor belt. Photo: courtesy of Fraunhofer IVV Dresden.