SMART Solutions

SMART Solutions are all about networking machines in production: for more productivity, flexibility, quality and safety. Our “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 to the KRONEN database in real time. Wherever production managers, technicians or foremen are located, they can check the production status of the machine or line on their laptop or mobile device at any time.

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 therefore possible, and you can influence possible production downtimes.

Your benefits

The data are sent to the KRONEN database for analysis. You can access from any location and at any time via your 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 aims to prevent future breakdowns and production downtime.

Being able to control of the knife and belt speeds and the blade grinding intervals helps you to guarantee continuously high product quality.

Production is optimized by tool recognition. Parameterization with the KRONEN SCADA system enables recipes or machine programs to be stored and communicated to the machines.

The data are stored on servers in Germany and the Netherlands in data centers certified in accordance with the security standard DIN ISO 27001 and in compliance with EU data protection law, thus ensuring the highest security standards.

Alternatively, the data are stored in our own data center on a local server or on the machine (on-premises).

Are you interested in the application scenarios?
Get in touch with us to find out more.

Service on demand, notification of critical condition, knife recognition via RFID (automatic and contact-free identification), recipe management, water temperature sensor, maintenance lists and 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 for hardware & networking

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

  • Kai Rohrer: Hardware & networking

  • Stefan Köbel: Customer and sales representative advisor

  • Benjamin Münch: Data, software & IT security

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

We implement solutions for the fresh-cut industry and show you how SMART applications can be incorporated into fresh-cut activities.

Your SMART Solutions contact:

Andreas Ell, Head of Project Management - KRONEN
Römerstraße 2a
D-77694 Kehl am Rhein
Stefan Köbel, Export Division Manager - KRONEN
Römerstraße 2a
D-77694 Kehl am Rhein
Area of responsibility:
Belgium - Flanders
Bosnia and Herzegovina
North Macedonia
South Africa
Czech Republic
United States