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.
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.
A worldwide milk and soya producer identified two specific areas of the production line at their Canadian facility where additional safety features could be applied.
Italian-based pallet delivery vehicle manufacturer, TecnoFerrari, chooses Omron PLCs thanks to their ability to handle the complex path definitions, high speeds and extreme accuracy of its completely automatic systems.
“With our new weighing and packing system, costs are now one third of what they were previously and our capacity has doubled.” Andy Toyne, Tasco Production Director
With Omron’s help, packaging specialists Storopack developed a new system for making void-fill paper that’s compact, fast, and extremely versatile.
“Industrial robots are often thought of as expensive and complicated but, with the latest models this is no longer the case. The truth is that modern robots, particularly those offered by Omron, provide exceptional flexibility in complex handling operations at a very reasonable cost.” Steve Badger, director at Secure Technologies
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?
“Delivery performance, in terms of quality and accuracy, is very important - but not everything. Flexibility is also essential. Fortunately, Omron always reacted quickly and flexibly with additional requests, which significantly increased our efficiency.” Tim Gutmann, Nordson Purchasing Manager
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.
“We used the Omron NJ controller to handle both the logic I/O and the machine movements. This saved costs but also fully met the complex requirements.” Luca Fraticelli, Packaging Project Leader, Omron
“A single platform reduces the number of components and the wiring and programming times in the work- shops. It also reduces stock volumes, and the variety of spare parts needed.” Denis Oerther, Mecapack Purchasing Manager
“The architecture by Omron enabled us to use a single control system to manage the logic, the motion, and the dosing,” Francesco Gusson Chief Engineer, Martini Packaging
“With Omron’s support, the new control concept was quickly integrated into the production system, and we benefited because experts from Omron programmed essential modules, thus reducing time to market.” Jürgen Martin, Head of Electrical Design, Mall + Herlan
Line Equipment design and manufacture Vertical Form Fill & Seal machines and with our support, the implementation of our software and hardware solutions into their machines has enabled them to bring more advanced products to market.
"Omron is our first choice for control technology and feedback control systems." Joachim Kraus, managing director, Kraus Maschinenbau
“Our customers appreciate that we listen to their needs, and we deliver results that fit their particular demands. It’s what I experience and value when working with Omron.” Joachim Kraus, managing director, Kraus Maschinenbau
“We’ve found that with Omron’s Sysmac automation platform programming, design, commissioning and installation are all a lot easier and faster,” Juha Kiiskinen, Automation manager.
“There was absolutely no doubt that Omron clearly understood our requirements clearly and knew how to meet them efficiently and cost effectively.” Chris Barfe, Ibonhart Director
“Omron understood our requirements and did their upmost to meet them. Omron will be my first point of call on any future projects of this nature.” Andrew Kwa, Greenvale’s Operations Analyst
Read how Aranow Packaging Machinery is increasing production and improving the quality of its products thanks to integrated control with our Sysmac Automation Platform.
“As this is the first real experience with a linear motor, we didn’t want any unpleasant surprises. That’s why we chose Omron.” Giovanni Ronconi, MD of Mectra
Read how a camera control system verifies the correct position of stoppers in vials in a star wheel as required by GMP Annex 1-121.
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.
“Our customers don’t want a black box, they want open machines which can be adapted. Omron has understood this for some time and the use of an open network with shared programming protocol confirms it once again.”
Carlo Innocenti, Ecocap’s
UK manufacturer Converging Solutions is growing its business in the rest of Europe and the USA by making its Pack Stacker faster, more versatile and more competitive. Find out how…
“Normally, you would need days to adjust the PID. But this solution does it automatically and allows the PID to be adjusted directly in the customer’s work environment.” Andrea Parlato, Technician at Clever
“Inserting a dispenser in a package of frozen goods represents an added value for the frozen food industry and one that enhances the product brand. This aspect makes it possible to maintain the freshness of the production, allowing the Marketing department to hit the market with a much more attractive offer”. Matteo Betti, International sales manager at Betti Srl.
“We will listen to what customers in Europe say to us, and when we need to develop more advanced solutions, we know that we can rely on Omron to help us.” Turgay Gezer, Beta-Pak general manager.
Other advantages include: PLCopen programming standard, less time required for system implementation, and more powerful programming, leading to new features such as Data Structures.