Parma - Italy October 27 - 30, 2026 #cibustec

Cibus Tec presented itself from 2011 as the first exhibition dedicated to the food technology sector to enhance its proposals with a unique and innovative initiative. What better way to provide visitors with the opportunity to see machines and technologies in operation during the event? And what better showcase for the exhibitors to display the latest solutions dedicated to the food&beverage sector?
This concept gave rise to the Cibus Tec Industry project, which, thanks to the collaboration of an ever growing number of technology partners, has made possible for us to recreate several highly automated and fully operational lines showing some of the phases of processing and packaging of food products.
Discover Cibus Tec 2023 Demo Lines 
By exploring the Cibus Tec industry area visitors had the opportunity to witness the latest cutting-edge technologies in action. 

Three new highly automated demonstration lines featuring fascinating technologies were presented during Cibus Tec 2023.

An unmissable opportunity for visitors to see the future in action and get a sneak peek of the latest innovations.

We invite you to discover our special area and be insipired by the possibilities of tomorrow, waiting to come and learn about the next technological innovations at Cibus Tec 2026!

This line is designed to recreate Doypack packaging, a method that allows various applications ranging from powdered products to confectionery, ready meals, sauces, and much more. 
In this case, we are packaging candies, which were transported using a FABER vacuum conveyor to a 10-head weigher produced by PENTAVAC. The weigher features buffering buckets responsible for dosing the product into the Doypack packages.
Handling this process is the MACS packaging machine, which is easily accessible and fully automated. It includes a bag loader with pick & place servo assistance and a system for discarding unopened or mispositioned packages. The packages are opened using a vacuum suction cup opening system. 
Additionally, this line includes an electronic gas mixer from DANSENSOR, which, when integrated with the gas analyzer, completes the solution. It ensures direct communication with the machine and minimizes gas consumption in continuous flow packaging machines. 
Subsequently, the packages pass through an in-line seal integrity control system produced by ANTARES VISION GROUP. This system performs non-destructive checks on 100% of the production, ensuring food safety and the quality of the final product. 
At the end of the line, the packages rest on a rotating table produced by PENTAVAC. 


The portioned cheese production line consists primarily of a cheese cutting machine, the GELMINI slicer. This machine is designed to cut slices of hard or semi-hard cheese, with different diameters and heights, resulting in products with fixed geometry or calibrated weight. 
The portioned product travels on a SANI-FLEX transport system specially designed by M.H MATERIAL HANDLING to meet the most demanding guidelines. It is designed for easy disassembly without the need for tools. The robotic system for handling and quality control is provided by INNOVA and is characterized by two vision systems (2D and 3D) capable of analyzing both the dimensions and appearance of the products. The handling is done by 2 STAUBLI anthropomorphic robots responsible for positioning the product on two different packaging machines. 
On one side, the product is placed on the VERIPACK thermoformer for MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging). The thermoformer is integrated with a monitoring system for desired production standards and a comprehensive vacuum control system. To complete the process, the packaging is handled by a modular chain transport system provided by M.H MATERIAL HANDLING, and then it passes through the automatic weighing and labeling system provided by COOPERATIVA BILANCIAI. This system can work with both fixed and variable weights and can label packages on both the top and bottom. 
On the other side of the line, the product is packaged in Skin on cardboard using a fully automatic in-line heat sealer produced by ILPRA. It integrates CPS (Constant Placement System) technology, ensuring maximum production capacity with completely mechanical sealing. The machine's movements are driven by brushless motors, offering low energy consumption, low noise levels, and minimal maintenance costs. 
Once packaged, the product moves on a modular chain transport system (also provided by M.H MATERIAL HANDLING) and passes through a combined X-ray and weight sorting system from ANTARES VISION GROUP. This system is ideal for both packaged and unpackaged products and can detect dangerous foreign objects. 
Both packaging lines unload the packages onto rotating tables provided by PENTAVAC. 
To build the line, we used stainless steel protection provided by SATECH, ensuring the operator's safety during operations. 


This line replicates the forming and packaging process for baked goods, specifically 'pinse' in this specific case. 
The line begins with a PROGRESSA bread former by FRITSCH BAKERY TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG, capable of residue-free production, offering maximum yield with minimal space, a wide range of products, and ensuring extreme weight precision and delicate dough handling. Thanks to its minimal use of oil and exceptional construction in compliance with hygiene standards, sanitation operations are simple and quick. 
In this case, 'pinse' are produced, and they are transported using a conveyor belt provided by LM GROUP. The belt has a tensioning and extraction system to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. 
At this point, the baking and cooling process of the product is simulated before it is packaged. 
This process is carried out by a horizontal flow-pack packaging machine produced by PFM, completely servo-assisted, which includes the ERS LONG DWELL sealing system to produce hermetically sealed packages with three seals starting from a roll of heat-sealing film. The machine features a robust support structure, state-of-the-art hardware, reliable and user-friendly software. 
The packages pass through CEIA metal detectors, devices for detecting accidentally present metallic contaminants in industrial products and artifacts. 
The line concludes with a weight control system for fixed-weight production, a compact system to minimize space in the production area and ensure ease of use, capable of achieving a rate of 240 packages per minute. Additionally, there is an in-line compact labeling system capable of applying millimeter-precise labels, provided by COOPERATIVA BILANCIAI. 

Technological partners


2023 - Cheese line

2023 - Doypack line

2023 - Pinsa line

2019 - Ricotta cheese line

2019 - Hamburger line

2019 - Ready-to-eat meals line

2016 - Sliced deli meat line

2016 - Cheese wedges line

2016 - Stuffed biscuits line

2014 - Ready-to-eat soups line

2014 - Sliced deli meat line

2012 - Minced meat line

2012 - Portioned meat line

2012 - Sliced meat line

2011 - Sandwiches line

2011 - Diced mozzarella cheese line