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
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.
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.
Sysmac Delta Robot Series Increases Production In High-Speed Pick & Place Packaging Applications
We were consulted to troubleshoot a Delta robot that only worked when the safety light curtain’s beam(s) were broken. This is the opposite of how a safety light curtain operates. The problem traced all the way back to the power supplies. Learn the reasons why safety and motion control systems need separate power supplies.
Line jam-ups, mis-applied labels, product spillage and poor product appearance are just a few of the undesirable impacts of a dented, torn, streaked or otherwise defective plastic bottle finding its way into the filling position. Now Omron can help companies avoid this expensive problem more effectively and economically than relying upon human inspectors.
Related product news
Automated data logging has become a staple on many manufacturing lines due to its effectiveness in bolstering quality control and traceability. This steady stream of data provides helps companies create a rock solid workflow record that is incredibly valuable in protecting against legal or other problems down the road.
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
The Premier Automotive Event of the South
October 04 - 06 , 2017
Birmingham, AL , United-States
Employing a highly efficient table-top format, Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo provides a forum for face-to-face interactions where packagers discuss, network, solicit advice, and display the latest products and concepts that help them achieve results.
October 24 - 24 , 2017
Mississauga , Canada