At this year’s IPACK-IMA exhibition in Milan, we will be reinforcing our position as the leading automation partner for packaging equipment in the food and beverage sectors. Our stand at the exhibition will focus on innovative solutions that have been developed specifically to help companies address present day challenges that include ever-increasing demands for consumer safety, total product traceability and the adoption of eco-friendly packaging.
Among the major new products we will be showcasing at the exhibition are vision systems that aid product traceability and help fight counterfeiting, delta robots that can be easily integrated into automation systems, and photoelectric sensors that operate reliably with modern transparent packaging materials.
The latest in vision systems,
Easy to set up and dependable in operation, our vision systems are ideally suited for tracing products through every step of the supply chain. They are, therefore, invaluable in helping users to meet the requirements of legislative measures that include the Falsified Medicine Directive (FMD), the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and the Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA) in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FMSA) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in the food and beverage sector.
Delta Robot solution...
Also in the spotlight on our stand is our Delta Robot solution (tcm:40-46042), which allows the same programming environment – Sysmac Studio – to be used for machine control, vision, HMI and safety, as well as for the robotic operations. This makes it much easier to develop reliable, cost-effective and efficient robot-based packaging systems.
...supported by the innovative NJ5 controller
The Delta Robots are supported by the innovative NJ5 controller (tcm:40-37430), which incorporates EtherCAT, the world’s fastest motion network, and which is capable of calculating Delta-3 kinematics in microseconds. These features mean that NJ5 controllers, each of which can control up to eight robots, can provide motion performance that easily matches the requirements of even the most demanding packaging applications.
and showcasing E3S-DB photoelectric sensors
To support the growing trend toward transparent packaging, we will showcase the E3S-DB photoelectric sensors at IPACK-IMA. The high stability and reliability of these sensors make them ideal for the detection of transparent objects and films. In addition, the sensors incorporate P-opaquing (polarisation matting) technology, which optimises their performance with PET bottles. The range also includes models suitable for making measurements and for precise positional control.
IPACK-IMA 2015 Processing & Packaging Exhibition
Hall 7, Booth C174
19th – 23rd May 2015
Throughout the exhibition, our automation experts will be available on the stand to discuss how companies in the food and beverage sector can benefit from choosing Omron as an automation partner, to provide information on the company’s new products and to offer advice relating to visitors’ own specific application requirements.