Tailor made and efficient even for batch size 1
Packaging machines demand absolute accuracy and great flexibility. Both for high production rates and in small batches down to 1.
Here we offer our professional support. Whether for the reliable flow of material with track-and-trace, the correct handling of different packages, or the reliable handling of the packaging material. With Balluff sensors and system solutions, you can reliably achieve the desired flexibility and speed.
Pillow bag and cardboard packaging machines involve a large product variety, resulting in the need for maximum flexibility. The machines produce many different pillow and packaging shapes. This is because new packaging concepts need to grab consumers' attention. The lot quantities become ever smaller and entail frequent format changes. The required flexibility and speed are reliably achieved with Balluff products.
Our light array sensors measure the edge position of fast-running foil or woven bands. The determined values can be used to precisely control the drive and guides on your production equipment. The result is even and straight web running. Our sensors are available in a number of different versions. This allows you to respond flexibly to any customer requirement.
Trouble-free packaging on the pillow bag machine means ensuring that the roll material is continually tensioned and the correct length of film is always maintained. An inclination sensor from Balluff assists in continually tensioning by directly measuring the angle of the dancer arm.
Our optical sensors reliably detect the presence of transparent film in pillow bag packaging.
To make sure depleted film rolls are replaced in time and that their diameter is continually monitored. The BOD photoelectric distance sensors from Balluff are ideal for this application. They measure with extreme precision, regardless of color, material and degree of reflection in the foil.
Reference and print marks help to reliably detect packaging materials in automated production processes and to position them correctly. The BKT contrast sensor from Balluff reliably detects these reference marks.
With industrial RFID systems you restrict access to machines for safety and to prevent tampering. Distinguishing between persons enables limited access to certain screens. The views for the interface can be automatically changed. Access control allows operator working times to be viewed and regular maintenance to be performed.
Blister packs filled with tablets are precisely packed in portioned boxes. This means they have to be fed with exact precision. Our BMF magnetic sensors monitor the position of the pneumatic grippers on the machine, thereby preventing deviations.
Packaging is playing an increasingly large role in purchasing decisions. They are often the only differentiating feature versus the competition. Balluff's magnetostrictive linear position sensors simplify the measuring and storing of shape data and make fast/reliable format changes when possible, thereby increasing the yield rate.
Of relevance to quality assurance at the end of the packaging process is checking plain text on the packaging and verifying the printed barcode. Manufacturing/expiration dates and serial numbers need to be quickly and reliably verified. BVS vision solutions from Balluff are the right answer for a wide variety of applications in image processing.
The palletizing and depalletizing of boxes and cartons demands absolute accuracy and great flexibility. At the same time, the largest possible quantities need to be processed. Use the professional support of Balluff for the reliable flow of material with track-and-trace, the correct handling of different packages, or the reliable handling of the packaging material. At the same time, our sensors also ensure exact positioning for an uninterrupted packaging process.
When wrapping the product with stretch film, conserving material is key. This means the stretch film must be precisely positioned. Our BML magnetic encoder is the ideal solution.
The BOD photoelectric distance sensors check pallet heights with extraordinary accuracy, even over longer distances. The sensor is versatile thanks to a settable measuring range and its flexibility with different pallet heights.