WS Pack for production data acquisition in bottling and packaging plants
The foundation work for the current Weihenstephan Standard for production data acquisition in bottling and packaging plants (WS 2005.05 --> WS Pack V08) was already accomplished with the "Standard-Pflichtenheft für BDE-Systeme innerhalb von Getränkeabfülllinien“ (WS 2000). The rapid spread and acceptance confirmed the need for standardization. However, it became clear with the first realizations that additional definitions are needed for an easy system installation. Therefore, details were worked-out in close collaboration with breweries, bottling and packaging companies, machine suppliers and system vendors for the network integration, the requested data points, the data evaluation, as well as the implementing and safe operation by overall systems.
The research projects were financially supported by the science support of the German brewing economy inc. and were awarded with the Henrich - Funke - Pschorr – foundation price in 2005 for excellent research projects with the greatest possible practical use. Until Dezember 2017 >60 company licenses and >400 single licenses were registered by the industry.