Most people know them from in-flight food or breakfast buffets in hotels – small, neatly packaged portions of preserves and honey. The Italian company Menz & Gasser specializes in working with these small fill quantities. One of the key factors in the filling process for Menz & Gasser is safety – for both plants and employees. This is particularly important when employees, for example, have to have access to the interior of the machines during the filling process for monitoring or maintenance purposes. “It is very important for us that we provide a guarantee to operators that they can work safely when the protective enclosure is raised,” explains Ruggero Zanco, responsible for industrial automation at Menz & Gasser. And the use of up-to-date solutions from Siemens is the primary reason the company can meet this requirement.