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HCU Software

By Handtmann

The tool for controlling, monitoring and optimising production. Handtmann Communication Unit (HCU): Planning, monitoring and control of the entire filling department. Handtmann's software for networking filling systems with the production operation data network for optimising complex production processes.

Batch tracking and accurate documentation of production by filling line as well as tracking of downtimes ensures complete traceability, thereby pointing out potential for savings. Transparency and direct comparison of filling lines make it possible to selectively improve production capacity utilisation. Another advantage is direct evaluation of data as part of collection of operating data.

An integrated online weighing system is an additional option. A checkweigher connected to the network performs a progressive comparison of target and actual weights. A trend calculation corrects the Handtmann filling lines, which are also connected to the network. In this manner the system achieves a minimum standard deviation around the set target value on the order of tenths of a gram. Then the system automatically readjusts the portion weight.


  • Comprehensive production monitoring and organisation
  • Transparency and optimisation of production processes
  • Automatic weight regulation, which greatly reduces costs

Production planning
The HCU tool for planning and transferring production volumes to the production lines. Production line availability, the number of operators and the type of product being filled are automatically taken into consideration. The order list is transferred to the vacuum filler control system easily and centrally using drag & drop. And complete production can start right away.