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Windmöller & Hölscher and work hand in hand

Two innovation leaders cooperate to take an important step towards further digitization of the workflow with the IoT system RUBY.

Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) and the leading provider of ERP/MIS software for the printing and packaging industry will go common ways concerning the W&H product RUBY.
RUBY is the IoT system for optimizing packaging production with regard to the digitalization of the value chain. By intelligently improving parameters, higher productivity and better quality are achieved. Thanks to data-based error detection and alarms in real time, packaging production also becomes more efficient.

The focus of the cooperation is based on a plug and play concept for the new connectivity module RUBY Connect 4 Flow , which digitizes the manual order process at the machine. This enables W&H machines, initially limited to the business units of printing and extrusion, to be networked via RUBY with the C3 ERP/MIS software from The aim is to create a standardized solution for the digital transfer from C3 to the W&H systems and from the W&H systems back to C3. In this way, the transfer of order data and machine settings, as well as production feedback, take place digitally. It allows experts to prepare the job with all relevant machine parameter settings like temperatures, tensions etc. conveniently from the office and to send all this data digitally to the subsequent job level of the different machines. All that remains is to select the next job from the list and all machine parameter settings are already done at the push of a button.

The cooperation brings great added value for W&H customers: There is less integration effort during installation, the degree of automation can be directly increased and human error settings can be reduced. "We are pleased to create new benefits for our customers. Thanks to the cooperation, RUBY will be networked even more efficiently. This does not only save time and prevents errors but also ensures maximum transparency as well as production control," reports Stefan Brinkmeier, Product Manager for Connect 4 Flow at W&H. The concept was already presented in October 2022 at EXPO, W&H's in-house exhibition, and met with great interest from customers. Currently, the interface and data architectures are being coordinated and programmed. offers its customers many advantages with C3 as the leading software for the printing and packaging industry: From digital production orders via MDC/DMI to the transmission of orders to machines and now the connection to RUBY. Nevertheless, RUBY remains an open system that can be networked with other ERP systems than C3.

About is a software development and implementation company. With the C3 system, provides the leading ERP/MIS software for companies in the printing and packaging industry. C3 offers the advantages of integrated business processes and consistent data as the basis for continuous improvement processes. From CRM, variant configuration and costing to purchasing, logistics, quality management, order processing and AI-driven production planning to dashboard-supported controlling and post-costing, C3 organizes all processes in the company. Over 200 companies in 30 countries with more than 14,000 users automate their processes with C3 every day.

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