Offering innovation in packaging machine manufacturing for Food & Commodities and beyond
From food and beverage to converting and consumer packaged goods, Omron is your trusted global partner in packaging. Omron understands that packaging companies are challenged with producing a consistently high level of product quality, maximum throughput and plant availability, optimum machine efficiency – all with the flexibility and scalability to meet ever-changing customer demands. Addressing these challenges today and in the future is possible only with fully integrated solutions tailored specifically to the packaging industry.
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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.
Omron automation solutions help prevent inconsistent recipes, unexpected overflows and other mistakes that hurt the bottom line.
Omron's automation solutions are explicitly matched for converting applications such as automated slitting, coating, laminating and printing machines.
Omron automation solutions address CPG challenges that span from recipes and production to storage and distribution.
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
FSMA and similar regulations are a major force spurring manufacturers selling food and beverage products in the United States and globally to upgrade their traceability systems. Vision systems, advanced barcode readers and intelligently designed controllers are key components of the solution.
Check out our five part eBook series where industry experts team up to tackle the packaging industry's top drivers.
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.
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.