Tetra Pak launches virtual reality platform pilot project with Hexagon

By Jenny Eagle

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Tetra Pak to further enhance its virtual reality platform. Photo: Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak to further enhance its virtual reality platform. Photo: Tetra Pak

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Tetra Pak has partnered with Hexagon’s PPM Division to enhance its Smart Solutions Platform, with the first pilot project underway in Lund, Sweden, and a global rollout to start this year.

The upgraded Plant Engineering Platform will use virtualization for greater transparency and smoother project implementation, from faster on-site installation to customized optimization, enabling digital twin technology over the entire plant lifecycle.

More agile

With Tetra Pak´s Smart Solutions Platform it will be easier for customers to do business with us​,” said Marie Sandin, VP projects, engineering & plant automation, Tetra Pak.

Collaboration in virtual space will make us more agile in both the projects and the lifecycle work​.

"The development will be made in a number of internal pilots in 2020, and the first wave has now started. It involves staff from both Tetra Pak and Hexagon’s central organizations and market organizations. At the end of 2020, the plan is to apply the platform to a customer project, which will be subject to evaluation to achieve correct and smooth implementation of the technologies."

She added with Hexagon it can visualise the complete offer, from an engineering tool suite to Industry 4.0 applications for future growth.

We look forward to collaborating with Tetra Pak, a company that shares our commitment to drive digital and sustainable end to end solutions for the Food & Beverage industry​,” said Mattias Stenberg, president, Hexagon’s PPM Division. 

Smarter business

“Its wealth of knowledge and expertise in food processing together with our asset information management and engineering design technologies will help customers achieve their goals.”

The food and beverage industry has seen rapid change across the manufacturing sector to make smarter, more informed business decisions.

By using Hexagon’s software Tetra Pak will be able to collaborate with customers, colleagues, and suppliers globally in designing a total production plant, making it easy to simulate, evaluate and answer specific customer’s needs.

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