The touch display PLC replaces the central PLC. A gateway to the fieldbus is no longer required, the SmartWire-DT line is connected directly to the HMI-PLC. Operating data of the motor feeders, such as motor current, thermal motor load, switching states and trip indications are transferred to the HMI/PLC via SmartWire-DT. Servo drives, frequency inverters and also Eaton hydraulic components are integrated in the automation structure via standard fieldbuses. Electrical and hydraulic drives replace the mechanical system and enable flexible production. The machine operator selects the production quantities and recipes via a touch display. Downtimes and changeover times become a thing of a past.