In the consumer packaged goods industry, a product’s packaging plays a crucial role in its success. As the intermediary between consumer and product, packaging must strike a perfect balance between functionality and design, and it must do so within the constraints of technical and economic feasibility. To achieve harmony between all of these competing factors, you need packaging machines that are extremely flexible and fully automated. You need packaging lines that synergize all the benefits of state-of-the-art motion control, robotics, safety, image processing and IT connectivity.
In our dedicated packaging portal, we present an impressive range of advanced solutions that cover the full breadth and depth of requirements faced by our partners in the packaging industry.
B&R is blazing a trail of innovation in the pursuit of solutions that perfectly solve our customers’ requirements – setting new standards in productivity, energy efficiency, flexibility and maintenance along the way.
Primary packaging machines face the challenge of transforming batch production into discrete products.
As a pivotal interface to the process, primary packaging machines require the most speed, flexibility and connectivity of the entire line.
Primary packaging machines are particularly technology-driven. Mechatronic development, robotics, safety and vision inspection systems need to converge in order to achieve a new level of OEE, better quality and maximum sustainability.
Secondary packaging machines prepare a product for shelf presentation and transport the primary packaging from the producer to retailers.
Machines for applying labels and bundling primary packages explore every possibility offered by advanced motion control technology. Flax offers maximum flexibility for cost-optimized solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of industrial motors – from brushless, stepper and induction motors to direct drives. Robotics are also playing an integral role in product loading, sorting and handling processes, while product tracking is already a standard market requirement.
- End-of-line packaging
- Labor savings, ergonomics and flexibility are the driving forces behind the growing use of palletizers and robots in the packaging industry.
- Advanced software may require integration with vision and tactile sensors as well as sophisticated communication technology. In the near future, EOL machines will be intimately integrated into ERP and logistics systems, providing a link between the factory and the courier service. They will allow certification of pallet integrity and handle all deliveries and returns to stock. This is why Flax places top priority on compliance with international standards and support for open architectures in order to be optimally prepared for the next great evolution in the packaging industry.