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?
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Your automation partner in packaging

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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Applications

  • Traceability through serialization

    The ability to trace individual products through the supply chain is becoming increasingly important to fight counterfeiting and increase consumer safety. Do you have everything in place yet? Learn more

    How to Diagnose a Light Curtain Issue Caused by Power Supplies

    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. Learn more
  • Get Damaged Bottles off the Line... Automatically

    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. Learn more

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