SMART Solutions

It is about networking machines in production: For more productivity, flexibility, quality and safety. “SMART Solutions” are communication-enabled machines and processing lines.
KRONEN SMART Solutions: networking of machines in production: for more productivity, flexibility, quality and safety – machines and processing lines that are able to communicate with one another (Industry 4.0)

Production is becoming SMART: Transparency for more efficiency

The SMART Machines or a SMART Factory transmit machine statuses in real time to the KRONEN database. Wherever production managers, technicians or foremen might be, they will be able to check the production status of the machine or line on the laptop or mobile device at any time in future.

The collected data can be used to make production processes even more transparent and efficient, for example with regard to productivity, flexibility, quality and safety. The KRONEN SCADA system gives instructions to the SMART Machines. Predictive maintenance is thus possible and you can influence possible production downtimes.

Your benefits

The data is sent to the KRONEN database for analysis. You can access them anytime and anywhere: via PC or mobile device (Android and iOS). Alternatively, an in-house solution can be implemented.

The individual production steps along the entire value chain can be monitored and made even more efficient. Predictive maintenance is intended to prevent production downtimes in the future.

The control of the knife and belt speeds as well as the knife sharpening interval support the guarantee of a continuously high product quality.

Production is optimized by tool recognition. Through parameterization with the KRONEN SCADA system, recipes or machine programs are stored and communicated to the machines.

The data is stored on servers in Germany and the Netherlands, in data centers certified according to the DIN ISO 27001 security standard and in accordance with EU data protection law, thereby ensuring the highest security standards.

Or the data is stored in a separate data center on a local server or on the machine (on-premises).

Are you interested in the application scenarios?
Get in touch with us.

Service on demand, notification of critical condition, knife recognition by RFID (automatic and contact-free identification), recipe management, water temperature sensor, maintenance lists, reports - these are just a few examples of what is possible with SMART Solutions.


The SMART Solutions project team

  • Andreas Ell: Project planning

  • Benedikt Jost: Sub-project manager hardware & networking

  • Frank Wickersheim: Sub-project manager data, software & IT security

  • Kai Rohrer: Hardware & networking

  • Stefan Köbel: Customer and agency consulting

  • Benjamin Münch: Data, software & IT security

  • Kira Krollpfeiffer/Christina Maier-Streif: PR & marketing

We implement solutions for the fresh-cut industry and show you what SMART applications in fresh-cut can look like.

Your SMART Solutions contact:

Andreas Ell, Head of Project Management - KRONEN
KRONEN GmbH
Römerstraße 2a
D-77694 Kehl am Rhein
Stefan Köbel, Export Division Manager - KRONEN
KRONEN GmbH
Römerstraße 2a
D-77694 Kehl am Rhein
Area of responsibility:
Egypt
Albania
Belgium - Flanders
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Israel
Italy
Canada
Kenya
Kosovo
Malta
Montenegro
Croatia
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
South Africa
Czech Republic
Hungary
United States
KRONEN GmbH
Römerstraße 2a
D-77694 Kehl am Rhein