VAHLE enters into strategic partnership with CoreTigo 07.04.2022

Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG is entering into a strategic partnership with CoreTigo. Together with the leading manufacturer in the field of high-availability wireless communication systems for automation technology, the Kamen-based company is arming itself for the increasing requirements of the packaging machine industry. By combining its inductive power transmission systems with CoreTigo's IO-Link wireless components, VAHLE will in future be able to offer an even more comprehensive range of products for system integrators and manufacturers of packaging machines and production lines.

"We want to improve our service offering not only by further developing our own products, but also by providing our customers with a comprehensive overall package through targeted strategic partnerships," says Achim Dries, CEO of the VAHLE Group. To this end, the Kamen-based systems provider for mobile industrial applications will in future be working with the Israeli manufacturer of IO-Link wireless technologies, CoreTigo. "CoreTigo's wireless real-time communication systems are an optimal complement to our inductive energy supply solutions and decisively expand VAHLE's portfolio of system solutions," explains Dries.

The benefits, of the joint solution from VAHLE and CoreTigo, can be seen in the numerous stages of machine design, machine production, machine set-up, and by plant operators. For example, an increase in production capacity is achieved through simultaneous assembly processes while the product carriers are in motion. Furthermore, a wide range of packaging variants (size, weight, shape, material) can be used efficiently, on a single packaging machine. This also means that changeover times between different packaging types can be significantly reduced or eliminated completely. At the same time, the use of these technologies reduces the space requirements of the machines/systems, as fewer cables and external robots are needed. The permanent machine and process analysis, based on the available real-time data, enable preventive maintenance to avoid downtimes and increase the availability of the machines.

Through the cooperation, VAHLE primarily addresses factory automation. "Especially for packaging machine manufacturers who need a high-availability communication solution with low latency and deterministic behavior for real-time control and monitoring of their equipment, we can offer significant added value with IO-Link Wireless," says the CEO. At the end of March, VAHLE and CoreTigo already held a joint webinar on "Empowering Motion: Wireless Data & Contactless Power for Sensors and Actuators". Interested parties can view the recording free of charge at the following link: youtu.be/vnUwQHgJXg8

In the long term, this system solution will be extended to other markets. "Through the strategic partnership with CoreTigo, we are putting ourselves in a position to respond even faster to the dynamic requirements in various automation areas. Customers in various sectors will benefit from this," emphasizes Dries.

Joint product presentations and trade fair appearances are also planned.

Further information on CoreTigo can be found at: coretigo.com

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