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(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., is pleased to announce a long-term partnership agreement with the renowned Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT) University of Applied Sciences in Freising, Germany.

Since it was founded in 1971, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences has developed a range of degree programs from nature and the environment to food; including a prestigious Bachelor of Engineering in Brewing and Beverage technology. The program educates future Brew Masters and beverage industry leaders on subjects ranging from manufacturing processes to engineering and technology used in production and filling processes through to distribution.

The university will be deploying the MMAAZZ suite of sensor solutions in their internship program for the 2017-18 semester and on an ongoing basis to educate students on the influence of pressure, impact and shock within the bottling process. Additionally, a Bachelor thesis about the technology and the optimization potential will take place.

Pablo Asiron, EVP, Global Sales for MMAAZZ explains, “Until a few short years ago, the accurate and repeatable measuring of mechanical influences like pressure, impact/shock and rotation/tilt on containers in filling and packaging lines was unavailable. While industry experts believed this kind of line optimization would lead to reduction of damages on containers and equipment – they lacked the tools to effectively do so. With our suite of sensor solutions, bottlers and equipment manufacturers are now enabled to optimize and supervise lines through mechanical and control interventions. We are very proud of the fact that we are now part of university studies both to teach the next generation and validate our technology within a research environment.”

In addition to deployment at the university, through the partnership MMAAZZ sensor solutions will also be deployed at the world’s oldest brewery, Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan for line optimization.

Dr. Ing. Andreas Weideneder, an agent for MMAAZZ as Business Development Management – Europe, adds, “The brewery is owned by the state of Bavaria and over the years the grounds around the brewery were developed into the university campus. Their thought is that with both the university and the brewery having access to the product line, it would be the best possible exchange of know how between university and industry.”

In addition to the partnership agreement with Weihenstephan, MMAAZZ has recently announced a major study with the highly respected Spanish testing facility, CTM Centre Tecnologic on the subject matter of glass scuffing within the bottling industry and its effect on the expected lifespan of recycled glass bottles.

“The brewery is owned by the state of Bavaria and over the years the grounds around the brewery were developed into the university campus. Their thought is that with both the university and the brewery having access to the product line, it would be the best possible exchange of know how between university and industry.”

- Dr. Ing. Andreas Weideneder,