Friday 10 July 2015

Software expertise in a keg!

Huber Packaging Group GmbH in Germany, needs to respond with the utmost flexibility to seasonal fluctuations and wideranging customer tastes.
Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software was used in the design of the 5-litre party keg from Huber
©Huber Packaging.
This is a challenge the design department has met using the Solid Edge portfolio from Siemens PLM Software. Simple operation and supplementary programs provide valuable support to the company’s metal packaging development engineers.

The 5-litre party keg is something of a highlight in the Huber product range. Not only does it have to be capable of withstanding tough conditions such as fluctuating temperature and pressure levels, it also has to enable easy operation and recycling, and be cost-effective to manufacture.

“Using Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software, we are able to address every one of these wide-ranging design challenges”, says CAD Project Manager Timo Pietsch from the Industrial Engineering Division.

Operating simplicity and useful supplementary programs
Because Solid Edge is intuitive to operate, users quickly become familiarized with the software. Through its partner PBU CAD-Systeme GmbH, Siemens also supplies supplementary programs such as the “FastFinder”. Drawings can be quickly located and their update status checked by entering a key word or date. Another benefit is the simple exchange of data between the design, sales and production departments and with external partners. A number of different file formats are ported and transformed directly using Solid Edge – whether non-standard formats such as “dft” or neutral formats such as “DXF” or “PDF”. This saves time and simplifies cooperation.

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