Food production and packaging

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  • Horizontal form fill seal machine

    Horizontal form fill seal machine

  • Vertical form fill seal machine

    Vertical form fill seal machine

  • Palletizer

    Palletizer

  • portal-robot

    Portal robot

  • Delta robot

    Delta robot

  • container-unloader

    Container unloader

  • case-packer-machine

    Case packer machine

  • Carton erector machine

    Carton erector machine

  • Winder machine

    Winder machine

Reliable machine automation solutions

Changing market requirements and new demands facing food producers in terms of packaging represent a challenge for manufacturers of packaging machines. They have to design ever faster and with even greater flexibility, while at the same time facing an increasing shortage of skilled workers. This is only possible with a strong partner who offers the right solutions and services for complex drive and control technology.

"Time to market" requires modular machines

For food manufacturers, production in the form of "time to market" is becoming more important every day, as is the rapid implementation and availability of new machines. For this reason, packaging machines in particular are increasingly divided into areas, i.e. designed in the form of individual and flexible machine modules.

An easily programmable modular system of equally modular software modules under the motto "Parameterization instead of programming" is our answer to these exacting demands.

Examples of solutions for machine automation

Horizontal filling and sealing machine (HFS)

Fully automatic cup-filling machine (VMS Maschinenbau)
Fully automatic cup-filling machine (VMS Maschinenbau)
Fully automatic cup-filling machine (VMS Maschinenbau)

The MOVI-C® MOVIKIT® AntiSlosh software module prevents liquids from spilling over and allows you to fill cups cleanly:

Vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS)

Vertical form, fill, and seal machine (Wolf Verpackungsmaschinen)
Vertical form, fill, and seal machine (Wolf Verpackungsmaschinen)
Vertical form, fill, and seal machine (Wolf Verpackungsmaschinen)

With the scalable MOVI-C® MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming software module, you will reach your goal faster (time-to-market) by simply setting parameters:

Collating machine

Toploader (SEW-EURODRIVE project)
Toploader (SEW-EURODRIVE project)
Toploader (SEW-EURODRIVE project)

With the MOVI-C® MOVIKIT® Robotics software module and, for example, the parallel arm kinematics kit, you can easily configure your own robot, quickly assemble and effortlessly program it:

Compal packaging machine palletizer

Palletizer / depalletizer (ProSystem Packaging)
Palletizer / depalletizer (ProSystem Packaging)
Palletizer / depalletizer (ProSystem Packaging)

The software used needs to be just as modular as today's new lines and fully automated palletizing systems. Our MOVI‑C® modular automation system provides this modularity, which ensures maximum flexibility and simplicity for programmers.

Parameterization instead of programming

MOVISUITE® software interface with MOVIKIT® software modules

Although the increasingly individual, flexible and complex requirements make designing new machines more challenging, especially when it comes to packaging machines, machine builders are faced with the great challenge of significantly reducing the time required as well as the costs for planning and design. "Time to market" as well as the fast implementation and availability of new machines are becoming more and more important every day. This is particularly true in food production.

In order to meet these high requirements, more and more manufacturers are dividing their machines into individual areas and designing them in the form of individual and flexible machine modules. In turn, modular machines require automation manufacturers to provide suitable modular software solutions. SEW-EURODRIVE's answer to this is "Parameterization instead of programming": Our MOVIKIT® software modules make it particularly quick and easy for you to implement perfectly matching motion functions.

Scalable automation solutions from one source

MOVI-C® Modular automation system

SEW-EURODRIVE recognized this trend for innovative machine programming at an early stage, and developed the MOVI-C®modular automation system for this purpose. This is more than just a product. Rather, MOVI-C® is a completely new, scalable platform for total machine automation.

In this case, we are relying on object-oriented programming (OOP). This means that you can use programming blocks from a modular software system that are tailored to your individual machine modules. These ready-to-use and tested software modules with a strong focus on food production and packaging technology can be easily integrated into your process control system, duplicated and expanded in next to no time and fully in line with your needs.

The MOVI-C® MOVIKIT® software modules make this possible and help you succeed more quickly as a programmer.

Machines talk to one another through standardization

Machines talk to one another through standardization

In food production, for example, in order to enable different packaging machines to communicate with one another within a complex production line, continuous machine networking is essential. Machine builders need extensive communication options to enable them to implement this machine integration as easily as possible. To that end, SEW-EURODRIVE offers Industry 4.0 solutions such as IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), standardized interfaces to MES and ERP systems via OMAC PackML, data access via OPC UA® and web-based visualization. Compliance with standards such as ISA-88 Part 5 and FDA CFR 21 Part 11 ensures the desired scope for future expansion.

Communication and safety standards for your machine automation

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