At Omron, we like to listen to our customers. We could spend all day listening to their needs – it gives us ideas. And because we’ve been listening to our packaging machine customers for more than 20 years, you won’t be surprised that we’ve had quite a lot of good ideas.
But rather than us tell you about them, we thought you would prefer hearing it from people like you: our customers.
Large companies are increasingly turning to robotics to streamline manual processes in factories and warehouses. One example is Diva International, based in Umbria, Italy. Diva wanted to transform its system for transporting wet wipes from its production facility to a palletising island in the same warehouse. Through its facilities management provider, FM Vision, it developed a new, automated system using five OMRON autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and OMRON’s Sysmac NJ machine controller. This has led to a safer, more efficient and more flexible process.
German medical technology expert Senova cooperated with OMRON and Kraus Maschinenbau GmbH to pioneer the factory of the future.
Inline quality inspection ensures defect-free production of bottles
Delta Engineering uses OMRON technology to control its new pallet assembly robot
Overcoming the challenge of accuracy for a large retail group
Global flexible packaging manufacturer uses automation to power their best-in-class bag making machines
With a strong focus on sustainability, US-based flexible packaging pioneer Liquibox was seeking a way to reduce the amount of waste generated during production of all its pouch and bag-in-box products.
The Dutch fish manufacturer achieves 75% reduction in manual labour and up to five times the speed with the automated production line. The solution created by Innovotech BV, a local automation partner, includes control and vision systems from OMRON, and enables the company to preserve competitive production in the Netherlands.
Palletizing process automated with OMRON TM12 cobots
Turkish chocolate manufacturer BOLÇİ needed to meet its promise of delivering chocolate products that are ‘untouched by human hand’. Omron and Innovas joined forces to commission a line of three Omron robots in the packaging section of the factory’s production line, with the aim of enhancing production quality and reducing labour costs.
The oral hygiene manufacturer TePe has installed a new manufacturing line to replace its manual handling and quality inspection at their factory in Malmö, Sweden.
Ganahl, Swiss manufacturer of bottles for the cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industries opts for eCobra robots, feeding solution, vision technology as well as NX1 controller for holistic robotics support from Omron.
An integrated approach combining vision, robotics and a versatile feeder.
With Omron’s Sysmac machine and NX-TC temperature controllers
Single-pick packing line cuts downtime and staffing costs
Parallel robots and vision system speed bell pepper packaging line
With single integrated Vision-Controller-Robot solution
Read how Aranow Packaging Machinery is increasing production and improving the quality of its products thanks to integrated control with our Sysmac Automation Platform.
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.
A state-of-the-art packaging machine that is compact, reliable, full of innovative features and whose parts are all easily accessible. Read about the features of the new line of stick packaging machines, designed by Omag in collaboration with Omron for the manufacture of Dompé's drug, "Okitask".
How did a contract manufacturer supply 1,000,000 serialized packages for multiple pharmaceutical customers with varying standards and procedures… and within a network of multiple production sites, contract manufacturers, re-packers and other service providers – and all according to the expected EU regulations to centrally register all the unique codes?
Watch the interview to see how, with our support, the implementation of our software and hardware solutions into their machines has enabled Line Equipment to bring more advanced products to market.
Providing advice and technical support, Omron helped facilitate the development and build of the new palletiser. It has defined a number of new target-markets for the new type of PLC, food and beverages being one of them.
Effytec is happy with the effectiveness of the SYSMAC platform, which has shortened development and implementation time. In particular, they noted that the single motion and logic control software made programming much easier, while ensuring that all motion on the production line is fully synchronised.
Today producers need to fulfill extensive quality assurance requirements for their manufactured parts.
To eliminate tedious manual handling in the manufacturing process for water-testing swabs, manufacturing automation expert Secure Technologies Ltd has developed an efficient and cost-effective solution based on an Omron SCARA robot.
Creating complex packaging in the food sector can be problematic, especially when the application requires great accuracy and performance in systems operating inside cold stores with very high temperature ranges.
Filling the voids between a product and its container – for example a cardboard box – is an issue that confronts many product suppliers. One method that has traditionally been used is tightly folded paper, which has the advantages of being lightweight, easily available and reusable or recyclable.
Sysmac automation: simplifying the complex process of metal tube production, and reducing time to market
The production of cans for beverages, foodstuffs and other products is a complex process, in which a metal sheet is deep-drawn into a tube, painted internally and externally, printed, filled and packed.
Kraus Machinenbau, who produce specialised equipment for printing and packaging industries, have developed the FK Codingline system, which verifies the track/trace codes that must be printed on packaging for food and pharmaceuticals, in line with increasingly stringent international regulations.
Kraus Maschinenbau’s new BS320 high-speed pouch cutter uses a rotating blade operating at more than 400 cycles per minute – twice as fast as systems using a shearing process – for cutting desiccant-filled pouches and similar products delivered from a continuous reel or web.
Finnish machine-maker Jomet builds a comprehensive range of packaging solutions, responding to customer demands for innovation.
Beta-Pak, Turkey’s leading packaging-machine maker, exports its high-quality thermoforming machines to 35 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. The company relies on Omron for its automation equipment and systems, and is now building its business in Western Europe.
The challenge was to reduce food-product (fresh vegetables: broccoli/cauliflower) packaging and minimize packaging-related throughput losses, while increasing output.
When one of Britain’s leading manufacturers of automatic bread slicing and packaging equipment won an order from a bakery in Kazakhstan, it decided that remote access was essential. Software upgrades and fault-finding had to be made possible remotely from Norwich, England, without having to send an engineer 6,000 km to visit the customer site.
Greenvale is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh potatoes. Until recently, it had a packaging problem - the wrong labels were used too often. The solution seemed simple: use an Omron vision system to check.
Spanish bread-baking automation specialist, Auxpama, recently released a new automatic cutter tray, which makes the scars on the top of loaves just before baking. The machine is so advanced that it reduces the time taken for this process from 6+ minutes to just 2.45 minutes. And at the heart of it all is the Omron Sysmac unified control platform.
Marketed as “adaptable to any and every plant need and to any kind of product”, TecnoFerrari pallet delivery vehicles handle a variety of highly complex and demanding path definitions, speeds and accuracies. That’s why the company chose CJ2 PLCs.
When Italian packaging machine specialist, Ecocap’s, decided to develop a new machine for the energy drinks market it gave them the opportunity to adopt a new automation model based on the Omron Sysmac platform. The idea was to develop a system for bottling up to 20,000 cans per hour with automation of all stations using a single high-speed bus: EtherCAT.
Italian packaging machine specialist, Clever, recently developed a heat-shrink sleeve applicator using a film cutter on electronic cams.
After evaluating and ranking more than 260 suppliers, the precision dispensing equipment manufacturer Nordson recently awarded Omron its best “global Supplier” award at its group headquarters in Luneburg, Germany.
One of the Ristora brand’s most recent packaging lines uses a palletizing system created by Italian packaging specialist Mectra. The new system uses an Omron Accurax Series linear motor – replacing the conventional belt pusher. The result? More speed, greater flexibility, higher reliability.
The Converging Solutions Pack Stacker is widely used in the UK food industry for automatic stacking of pre-formed packs. When the company wanted to compete in non-food markets and other countries, they needed to make the machine do more, and do it faster.
The French specialist manufacturer of primary and secondary packaging machines recently developed a turnkey packaging line based on a single line controller.
The Italian-based Mespic specializes in the design and construction of integrated end-of-line packaging machinery. The company recently worked with Omron to develop an all-in-one secondary and final packaging solution for packs of tea.
Cerulean, part of the Coesia Group, has opted for a complete solution from Omron for the control system of its packaging solutions. This has also prepared the company for the development of Industry 4.0 capabilities in the future.