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bbi-2018-05-iba innovations (Zeppelin excerpt)

Numerous exhibitors will present their innovations in Munich. The editors submit a couple of novelties to give trade fair visitors an insight.

Various innovations

Zeppelin Plant Engineering, Rödermark, will exhibit its various innovations at the iba. Visitors will discover new products and systems for use in various fields and designed by the dough production expert. Enhancements to the product portfolio range from process engineering components and automation concepts through to complete systems for mixing and kneading.

The continuous kneading system CODOS has been entirely re-engineered and presents itself with a new design and a new name: CODOS NT. Thanks to its new drive system, performance has significantly increased despite its reduced size. The new CODOS NT lowers operating costs, is easier to maintain and its high availability will impress more than one. The new system in combination with the redesigned DymoMix dough production system will be presented to the public for the very first time at the iba. Its predecessor, the Codos, has already been installed more than 100 times.


The CODOS continuous kneading system has been entirely re-engineered and presents itself with a new design and a new name: CODOS NT immediate vacuum conditioning

For many years now, Zeppelin Plant Engineering has relied on a large-scale digitalization strategy which is now branded under the product name MIRA. Developments over the past two years have shown that plant automation is changing in the baked goods industry as well. In future, systems that allow for better scalability and are therefore suitable for both small and large plants will be indispensable. And topics such as connectivity and networking will also require implementation, which can only be achieved by breaking down the existing automation structure. At the iba, you will find out how Zeppelin Plant Engineering succeeded. The Prisma Web 3.0 system, which will be cloud ready and controllable via web servers, will be demonstrated live, together with a gesture-controlled manual weighing station.
MIRA Connect automatically identifies components and provides specific information to mobile devices. It also provides precise information on specifications, spare parts lists, instructions for commissioning, operation, and maintenance and service intervals. Any product from any manufacturer can be equipped with it. Zeppelin has created a horizontal platform that enables customers to manage their plants’ service, maintenance and servicing at a glance. Front end by the technician, back end by the service or production manager. Access to HTML based machine control is also possible. MIRA Connect provides a gateway to all system components of a plant, transparency and an overview directly for the service technician or the machine operator.

The main advantage of MIRA Connect: it can be retrofitted to any component or machine of any brand and without the assistance of Zeppelin.

With MIRA Control, Zeppelin provides the trade fair visitors with a glimpse of the near future: in combination with commercial controllers, the software-based approach, which is state-of-the-art in other industries, will take control over each individual component and will be specially adapted to the bakery industry. MIRA Control is modular, open and IoT-ready for integration into any existing system. Furthermore, it is based on standards such as ISA S 88/ISA 95 and has standardized interfaces such as Profibus and Modbus. One of the benefits of using MIRA Control is that it will now be easier to configure the individual components. Operating and monitoring, for example, will be possible via laptop or smartphone thanks to MIRA Connect. It will therefore be much easier to see and adapt all relevant component parameters.

Higher performance diverter valves and rotary feeders
The low and medium pressure diverter valve and rotary feeder product range has also been entirely revised. The components are now more efficient, lighter, more pressure-
tight and come digitally equipped with MIRA Connect for lower operating costs as well as reduced weight and size. EHEDG certification is in the works for the hygienic design of these components. Rotary feeders and diverter valves that are already in use can be easily replaced by the new generation of components.

The article is part of an extended feature, which was originally published in [BBI 5 – 2018]. Read the full article in the magazine: