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Where Will Technology Take Tissue Converting and Packaging Equipment?

03/14/2018 | Pete Augustine



On March 21-23, more than 200 of the world’s leading tissue industry suppliers from across the entire supply chain will meet on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center at Tissue World Miami 2018 to share innovations and insights that are moving the industry forward, especially as it relates to digitization.

Among key attendees will be Fabio Perini, with Fabio Perini North America President Pete Augustine slated as a featured speaker on March 22 at 3:10 p.m. during Tissue World Technical Session 4. His presentation, Fabio Perini Value Proposition for Industry 4.0, explores how digital technologies are enabling tissue converters to:

  • Use and interpret data at the converting and packaging equipment level
  • Implement and improve line efficiencies
  • Integrate with the processes that come upstream and downstream from them in the tissue supply chain
Further, Augustine will discuss Fabio Perini’s Smart Factory approach to helping customers improve efficiency and overall equipment effectiveness, reduce waste and enhance sustainability. Smart Factory shifts focus from being solely on individual machines to providing a complete value creation process built around digital technologies and data that wholly integrates:  
  • Smart Machines that automate individual components within the converting and packaging process to reduce changeover times, increase speed, etc. This is an ongoing initiative for Fabio Perini, and is seen in such applications as the CONSTELLATION rewinder, the new automatic blade change log saw (179AX) and the automatic format change wrapper (Trolley One-Touch)
  • Smart Applications geared toward interconnecting individual pieces of equipment to boost production efficiencies and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), as demonstrated in Fabio Perini’s All-In-One Solutions
  • Smart Services that leverage self-regulated machines to capture a variety of machine/process health data using closed-loop control, then analyzing that information to predict and adjust maintenance and maximize performance

Fabio Perini is already working with some customers to phase in Smart Factory solutions. The concepts of Smart Machines, Smart Applications and Smart Services are a reality that will be available for the tissue industry within the next few months at the iT’s Tissue event, making 2018 truly a transformative year as factories not only become more efficient, but more intelligent.

In addition to attending Pete Augustine’s presentation, be sure to visit our Tissue World Booth #J520 for information and updates on how Fabio Perini is Everywhere and can meet Every Need:

Fabio Perini is Everywhere, with strong presence in the Americas

  • North America: offering full on-site assembly capabilities, a high-speed Pilot Line and more than 100 on-site employees
  • Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean: adding more local technicians and enhanced service capabilities to serve the region
  • South America: with Fabio Perini Brazil undergoing an expansion, consolidating its position as the region’s undisputed leader

Fabio Perini can offer solutions for Every Need:

  • The new MYPERINI family now offers complete turnkey tissue converting and packaging lines available with competitive prices and fast delivery times for manufacturers looking for production at speeds in the range of 450 to 800 m/min
  • Tissue converting for folded products (napkins, facial tissue, folded towels, etc.) through MTC, which was acquired by Fabio Perini’s parent company, Körber Group
  • Fabio Perini’s partnership with Engraving Solutions continues to provide an embossing solution that can take a product from concept to finalization in just four weeks
We look forward to seeing you at Tissue World Miami 2018 and sharing our industry-leading converting and packaging equipment knowledge. You can also reach out to us anytime to discuss how Fabio Perini North America can be your trusted partner for providing innovative solutions and unparalleled service.

Topics: Fabio Perini

Pete Augustine

Written by Pete Augustine

Pete Augustine oversees the entire operation for Fabio Perini in North America, including strategic planning, sales and production. Augustine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Purdue. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army. Augustine was named a 2017 TAPPI Fellow and currently serves on the TAPPI Board of Directors as its Vice Chair.

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