Your automation partner in packaging

If you manufacture packaging machines and want to increase your profitability, then we can help: with a complete range of services and products designed to increase your machine’s speed, versatility, performance and safety.

Although some of these packaging machine solutions are highly advanced, they are also proven to be extremely reliable, to maximise your customers’ loyalty.

Use our knowledge as a specialist automation partner to develop a new machine or upgrade an existing model.

Packaging segments

Your speciality – our specific expertise

Are you a specialist in bottling? Or perhaps you focus on snack foods? Do you manufacture primary packaging machines or do you offer secondary and final packaging machines as well? Whatever your speciality, we can discuss with you about increasing your profitability in packaging in any of the following sectors:

  • Bakery & biscuits
  • Beverages (alcoholic, non-alcoholic, dairy, oil &CSD)
  • Confectionary
  • Cosmetics & healthcare
  • Dry food & snacks
  • Fresh food
  • Homecare & other
  • Liquid & canned food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Ready meals

Manufacturing

Quality

Even before the end-product is wrapped, canned, bottled or bagged, many packaging machine builders take time to consider their customers operations from start to finish.

The repeatability of operations with high productivity and high quality standards is a daily challenge.

That’s why Omron offers a wide product portfolio adapted to recipe-driven batch production, this requires technologies such as high-speed, high-resolution multi-loop regulation control, high-speed data processing and storage as well as seamless vision-based quality inspection.

Primary

Speed

Speed is the main challenge here. But there is also a need for

  • product batch size independence
  • easy-to-clean and easy-to-operate machines
  • maintaining hygiene standards.
Omron solutions for primary packaging increase both the speed and the flexibility of your primary packaging machines – thanks to our new leading-edge controller, which combines the latest real-time Ethernet fieldbus technology, EtherCAT, with our “One Software Environment” concept.

This unique combination empowers you to phase-out conventional mechanical systems, and replace them with highly versatile Delta-robot and vision systems.

Secondary

Flexibility

The key challenges here are:

  • to match the production speeds of the primary packaging
  • to ensure individual pack or multi-pack integrity
  • to ensure easy adaptation of linear guides to convey both primary and secondary packages.

Omron solutions help you build more flexibility into your machines. We can provide the latest robotics and vision systems to help create, for example, robotic cartoners that pick and load 12 products simultaneously, using a pack pattern of either one, two or three layers.

With a set-up like this, increasing the speed is simply a question of increasing the number of products picked per operation.

Final

Robustness

The main challenge here is to ensure that high loads can be reliably handled at continuous high cycle frequencies.

Omron solutions include a wide range of highly robust electromechanical linear axes. Ready-to-install linear modules with different drive variants and turn/gripper modules complete the fully equipped handling modules.

The ability to use electric actuators in any combination also increases the versatility for cost-effective adaptations.

White papers

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Integrated Safety Solutions

Industrial automation processes, as well as the machines, are becoming increasingly dynamic. The need to increase productivity, flexibility, ergonomics and safety has become indispensable. This white paper describes how the Omron Sysmac Safety solution enables you to meet all possible safety scenarios and requirements.

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What we say about

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Technology helps machine builders offer improved availability

The ongoing pursuit of ever better OEE scores has become a real focus for end users in the food and beverage industry in recent years. OEE itself, however, is not a conversation end users routinely have with their machinery suppliers, with the focus instead tending to be on areas such as baseline speed, cycle times and overall performance.

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Maximise your potential with data integration

How close is ‘Industry 4.0’ to being a reality? A futuristic, completely-connected industrial world is already taking shape, and data integration is a key enabler. Collecting and storing production data also offers many other rewards – from measuring OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) to helping OEMs meet increasing legal requirements for reporting. Dan Rossek takes a deeper look into the challenges and benefits of data integration in ‘From shop floor to top floor’.

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Traceability through serialisation

The demand for greater traceability – to reduce counterfeiting and improve consumer information – presents growing challenges for manufacturers. How can serialisation help? In ‘Traceability through serialisation’ Dan Rossek focuses on what serialisation means today and shows why the flexible layer solution is better than the, seemingly easier, end-to-end solution.

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Challenges in machine building

The ramping up of the low wage economies in the machine building sector means that OEMs often feel they are working under the shadow of the threat of cheap imports. In the first of a series of articles, Robert Brooks looks at the ‘must-have’ features that will keep UK machine builders ahead of the pack, and the opportunities to add even greater value.

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Events

Foodpro 2017

The iconic event for the food and beverage manufacturing industry returns to Sydney in July 2017 to showcase the latest technology and innovations in food processing, packaging, science and technology.

International Convention Centre Sydney 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2009

16 Jul 2017 - 19 Jul 2017

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