The German packaging machinery group is planning to use the Interpack trade show in Dusseldorf in May as a launch pad for several new innovations.
One of the highlights is a new Human Machine Interface (HMI) panel. Oystar plans to equip all future machines with the panel so that customers only have to familiarise themselves with one navigation concept.
The panel, displayed in the photo on the right, uses a multi-touch system on widescreen displays (10 to 21 inches).
A company spokesperson said: “Handling of the Oystar panel is intuitive - similar to the iPhone - and is carried out using a modern multi-touch system, so that machine operation for customers is greatly simplified.”
Oystar said machine workflows and current messages are displayed so they can be recognised at a glance. Optional widgets can be added to satisfy individual customer requirements.
Among other innovations for the food industry, Oystar is launching a new wrapping machine for pasty products at Interpack.
With an output of 100 packages a minute and format flexibility of 50 to 1000g, the Multipack 3000 is being hailed by the company as “the most flexible single-cell filling and wrapping for pasty products.”
New form, filling and sealing (FFS) machines
And with a dairy industry audience in mind, Oystar will be a new presenting a new form, filling and sealing (FFS) machine at Interpack for yoghurt pots.
The new THM 8/48 packages up to 12,000 yoghurt cups an hour in up to 2,100 trays.
Oystar will also be presenting the Ecoform FFS machine at Interpack. Suitable for a range of dairy products including yoghurts, desserts and cream cheese, the machine is being marketed on its usability and size. Oystar said it can manufacture up 14,000 cups per hour in a small amount of space.
The other new food-related product to be given its initial showing at Interpack is the Legend 120 – a continuously working cartooning machine.
Developed for the US market, the new machine is suitable for a range of applications from pizza cartons to handkerchiefs across the food and consumer industries. It is capable of reaching speeds of 120 cartons per minute with a maximum size of 30cm. Product changeovers can be completed in 15 minutes.