Lan Handling Technologies was founded in an attic in 1969 by drawing three palletisers, a loader and unloader for the first customer Burcht Conserven, the business grew considerably in the nineties. In 1995 90% was export and complete machine lines for canned fruit and vegetables and (pet) food factories were built at that time. After the year 2000 customers expected more and more data and capacity. Robots were integrated in the handling systems to meet these needs. In July 2015 Lan acquired Abar Automation BV, situated in Halfweg near Amsterdam. Together they now also manufacture handling systems for bags, bins, stretch and flow-wrapped products. And from here? These days they partner with universities and innovative start-ups on topics such as Industry 4.0, Digital Twins and Big Data.
Prespective came in on the Digital Twin topic and to make an Industrial Assets library happen. Right now, the project is not already finishes, it’s an ongoing process. But we would like to share already some amazing milestones we delivered so far.