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.
How can we support you?
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)
- Cosmetics & healthcare
- Dry food & snacks
- Fresh food
- Homecare & other
- Liquid & canned food
- Ready meals
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.
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.
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.
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.
Examples of our automation solutions
Intermittent motion sealing jaw (servo‐based)
Welds a thermoplastic film on the edge of trays in a vacuum or neutral gas athmosphere
Automated handling of up to 200 trays per minute for food and ready-meals
Forms trays and seals after filling with a foil
What our customers are saying
ZimaPack integrates Omron’s NX7 machine automation controller, Sysmac platform and the MX2 inverter to design CIP (clean-inplace) machines with features that are futuristic, with parts that are easily interchangeable such as nozzle tips for dierent viscosity applications, one-touch tool-less recipe changeovers, reject systems to ensure product integrity and secure access for remote troubleshooting.
The complexity and volume of projects - requiring integrated vision - that MartinCSI is frequently tasked with, prompted Omron to partner with the company and launch a dedicated vision lab to conduct proof-of concept work as well as testing and validation services.
Thanks to the unique motion and control design through APPE's partnership with Omron Automation, the VERTOBAGGER 2.0 continuous motion VFFS bagging machine with ultrasonic sealing sets a new standard in the industry.
Read how Omron PLCs and touchscreens are at the heart of solutions developed by Axomatic to produce and package, all types of creams, gels and emulsions.
What our experts are saying
This position paper aims at outlining our contribution to a fully digitalized manufacturing ecosystem and explains how our core technologies become the enabler to realize a smart digitalized automation infrastructure.
Check out our five part eBook series where industry experts team up to tackle the packaging industry's top drivers.
High consumer expectations regarding food safety as well as new legal requirements mean that food and beverage processing and packaging companies have a growing need for vision systems that check whether information on a package or label has been applied correctly.
Safety is a critical part of any automated manufacturing process… and so is productivity. In today’s manufacturing environment, companies continue to seek more effective ways to protect workers, increase equipment life cycles and maintain stable operations.
Learn about the current trends affecting the packaging market including consumer-driven packaging, retailer pressure, flexible packaging, packaging machinery and market growth.
Can you add value to your machines, perhaps adding greater sophistication and complexity, without impacting on development time and programming cost? Robert Brooks looks at the evolution of a new breed of machine controllers.
Read the first part of our 8 machine building articles where Robert Brooks and Karl Walker look at the ‘must-have’ features that will keep UK machine builders ahead of the pack, and the opportunities to add even greater value.
With PLC’s and Machine Controllers having Ethernet ports supporting the TCP/IP protocol it is very easy to access these devices remotely. A VPN connection assures the secure transfer of data from one network or device to another network or device over shared or public networks like the Internet.
To get the most out of your automation equipment, and use the most optimized solution, good programming practices and well organized software implementations are more than relevant. This white paper explains in detail one of the examples.
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.
This article describes new image processing methods and the usage of optimized parallel hardware architecture to achieve a quantum leap in detection speed and accuracy.
In Form, Fill and Seal machines it is key to create the perfect seal each time and right from the start. For this Omron Sysmac is the solution to integrate temperature control and seal-jaw timing and pressure.
Now, Omron can help you make vibration a non-issue in these high performance machines, while providing superior collision prevention and improving line synchronization too.
Gone are the days of packaging plants running one product per line, with fixed parameters for a specific product size and weight. Enter today’s world of multiple products per line, faster machine cycle times, longer production hours, and the critical demand for modularity in all machines.
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The NX-series modular I/O system is designed for fast and accurate machine control, and is the latest addition to the Sysmac Platform. Sysmac NJ-series controllers form the basis of Omron's new generation of Machine Control Systems.
Kepware Technologies, a leading OPC software provider to the industrial automation space, will launch KEPServerEX version 5.15 which introduces our Omron NJ Ethernet Driver.
Omron Machine Automation Controller featured on Algus' new flexible blister packaging machine
April 24 - 25 , 2018
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