Industry 4.0 + Energy save

Our goal is to reduce carbon footprint throughout our entire value chain

Reducing our manufacturing carbon footprint means innovating across our label finishing and packaging machine portfolio, and innovations are best achieved in partnership with other experts.

Less pollution & waste reduction with UV-LED technology
Technologies such as LED drying lamps, energy-efficient motors (IEC2-4), re-generating servo drives (collecting braking power) and intelligent fan controls are all contributing to the lowest in class energy consumption.

UV LED systems do not generate ozone and, unlike traditional UV lamps, do not contribute to the release of mercury into the environment. What's more, the use of UV LED lamps significantly reduces maintenance costs, eliminates the cost of mercury bulb replacement, offers half of CO2 emissions and provides up to 70% energy savings compared to mercury lamps.
All this contributes to the protection of the environment and to the improvement of the financial results of our clients

GM is working with manufacturers of high-energy drying systems to convert all old mercury systems to LED within the next 2 years.

We are making strong progress on our targets to reduce the carbon footprint
The energy consumption in the machinery is further reduced by using regenerating drives picking up the energy used to slow the machinery down.

In GM we are determined to do our part by cutting the carbon footprint of our operations and our entire value chain. That is why our ambition of ZERO carbon footprint 2030 is based on science-based carbon-reduction targets aligned with the Paris Agreement’s more ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C.

We are making strong progress on our targets to switch to more renewable electricity and decarbonize our manufacturing plant. And by working with our partners and suppliers, we are reducing the carbon footprint of our entire value chain.


NOTE: The GM “Energy” marking indicates that our machines are designed with energy re-generating and saving components.

 

GM is in the industry-forefront with the Industry 4.0 adoption.
In GM we are preparing to heavily focus on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. All GM Industry 4.0 certified machines are built to be cloud connected for easy remote diagnostics and connection to various production systems (MIS).

GM’s cloud link uses the latest VPN technology with hard encryption for compliance with strict IT security infrastructure. This connectivity, which is one of the Industry 4.0 characteristics, provides fast online assistance, preventive maintenance, and fault logging.

GM converters and the management system is supported by JDF and JMF
Moreover, the bi-directional communication between GM converters and the management system is supported by JDF (Job Description Format) and JMF (Job Messaging Format). By simplifying data exchange, JDF makes digital production faster and more efficient, while also facilitating faster movement of job details. A JDF electronic ticket specifies how a job is to be handled and produced from customer concept to final production.

JDF ensures automation of the production by providing data in XML format for:

  1. setting automatic knives
  2. laser die-cutting
  3. data printing with Domino, Markem-Imaje or other printing heads
  4. start and stop converting the job

Data for process automation can be also acquired by integrating GM systems with third-party solutions such as Esko, Xeikon, HP and others.

CERM system increases efficiency
In addition, GM converters are ready for integration with all digital label presses for full inline production. The possibility of integration with the CERM system increases efficiency and automates the workflow at all levels of production.

GM SmartView ensures integration
GM SmartView is our own automated system which provides real-time data of all GM converting lines owned by our customers. GM SmartView ensures integration with MIS and compliance with JDF standard. It can be used to get a quick overview of running machines, to show the job ID, operator name, the current machine status (run, idle, error), current web speed and distance run, and is an excellent solution for analysis GM converters performance, operators’ performance, and reporting failures.

Still, with today's standards, each automation solution is unique.

 

Contact us to hear how we can help you get the best possible integration.