When Hauni uses the phrase game changer to refer to the Protos-M5e, it bases its conviction on its roughly 370 built-in quality and process sensors. Although many cigarette and filter manufacturers focus closely on the performance of quality sensors used to measure their products’ weight, diameter or visual characteristics on a daily basis, they often ignore crucial process sensors. Inside the Protos-M5e, more than 300 different sensors ensure precise measurement and control of speeds, pressures and temperatures.
“We put a great deal of effort into selecting and integrating the right process sensors into our systems,” affirms Kristin Fock, Product Manager Hauni Group. “They form the basis for continuous improvement in machine performance. If we had previously promised an efficiency of 85 percent for our machines and were able to increase it to 95 percent with the second generation of Protos, this is very much thanks to the sensor technology. The same applies to reducing the overall amount of waste to one percent.”