Siemens Answers with the Packaging Toolbox: Automation, Drive, and Motor Solutions for Packaging Machines and Systems

packaging automation toolbox

Siemens provides the greatest flexibility and productivity for all packaging automation, enabling higher speeds, quicker changeovers, and reduced downtime – from concept to commissioning to installation. No matter what machine size, no matter what product – automation, drives, motors, motion controllers - Siemens provides globally-accepted solutions for packaging challenges that are simple to implement, yet effective at handling the most demanding requirements.

With extensive expertise in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and consumer goods industries, Siemens responds to the latest packaging automation trends and core needs of machine builders, system integrators and end users.

As with many other production machine industries – converting, handling, textiles – Siemens has developed a specialized Toolbox, full of pre-engineered flexible integrated tools to address the range of packaging applications. This saves you engineering, setup, and changeover time and maximizes the productivity of your processes from end to end.

 

Type
Date

Application

Controller / Other

Drives

Motors

Features

Benefits

A new packaging plant for coffee pods fulfills several customer wishes at once: the machine is about 25% more efficient than previous plants, and it does not require an external control cabinet, as all the electrical engineering is integrated into the plant

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2014

Food & Beverage

SIMOTION D
SIMOTION C

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Production Efficiency
• Integrated Automation
• Compact Design

Machine Builder

Automated meat processing with millimeter precision: read how the Danish Meat Institute and Siemens collaboratively developed a precision meat cutting machine. The core of the machine is an especially compact, real-time capable control/drive solution

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2014

Food & Beverage

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

Integrated Automation
• Compact Design

Machine Builder

Implementing a powerful system solution in record time - quickly and reliably packaging sensitive frozen products via a modular motion concept using a high degree of scalability and integration

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2014

Food & Beverage

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Modularity
• Increased Availability
• Compact Design
• Manufacturing Precision
• Time-to-Market

End User

In order to modernize an outdated packaging system for one of its top-of-the-line products, a well-known coffee producer decided to retrofit its conveyor system. The result was a resounding success and showed the efficiency of the Step 7 converter when migrating to SIMATIC S7-1500

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2014

Handling

SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC

• Retrofit/Modernization

End User

A good idea doesn’t always have to be “rocket science”. This design for a new palletizer features affordability through energy-efficient control, drive, and automation technology

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2014

Palletizing

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7
SIMOGEAR Gear Motors

• Cost Efficiency
Energy Efficiency
• Innovative Solution

Machine Builder

From the conveyor and main line, all the way to the stacker – with automation and drive technology from Siemens

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2014

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Engineering Standardization
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

When we buy a bucket of paint at the home improvement store, we just assume as a matter of course that the indicated net weight is correct.  For the automation of filling stations, this company has turned to using the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller

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2014

Filling & Dosing

SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC

• Application Flexibility
• Meeting Standards

Machine Builder

DesignWorld Magazine article about how Siemens and Moog have teamed up to develop a unique solution to a common rotation problem in the packaging industry. This custom drive cable for slip rings reduces the need for multiple cables. This compact design is easy to install; innovative DRIVE-CLIQ technology handles drive and motor recognition and setup automatically

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2014

DRIVE CLiQ Interface

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Collaboration with Siemens

Machine Builder

Using SIMOTION motion control this company efficiently outfits a 21-axis bag filler with a servo compression station

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2013

Bagging

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Expanded Technology
• Efficient Engineering

Machine Builder

Efficiency and Cost Improvements in the Can: Siemens and Coca-Cola use Optimized Packaging Line to standardize automation technology

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2013

Beverage Packing

Optimized Packaging Line

• Production Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens

End User

Innovative automation solutions for pasta and noodles - from production through to packaging, based on drive and automation technology from Siemens, guarantee the same taste experience as a hand-crafted product

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2013

Food & Beverage

SIMATIC S7-300T
MICROMASTER Drives

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Finished Product Quality
• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

Pastry goodness begins with the production: gentle care is required during the motion sequences

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2013

Food & Beverage

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Finished Product Quality
• Communications Advantages
• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time
• Manufacturing Precision

Machine Builder

Siemens Optimized Packaging Line (OPL) technology is helping Pepsi Bottling Group increase quality, flexibility, and reliability in its operations

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2013 (USA)

Beverage Packing

Optimized Packaging Line

• Finished Product Quality
• Application Flexibility
• Training Efficiency
• Improved Diagnostics
• Increased Availability
• Optimized Maintenance

End User

More productivity and efficiency for your packaging machine-line: this video tells the story of Totally Integrated Automation in this animated packaging machine

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2013

Beverage Packing

SIMOTION D
Several Automation Products

SINAMICS S120 Servo

Integrated Automation
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

A leading manufacturer completes its portfolio of palletizing systems with a linear robot. An open Siemens motion control system combines efficiency, flexibility, user-friendliness, reliability, and global availability

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2013

Palletizing

SIMOTION D
SIMOTION easyProject

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Ease of Use
• Increased Availability
• Global Application

Machine Builder

For GlaxoSmithKline SIMOTION facilitates the renovation of a filling machine in a lyophilization production line

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2013

Filling & Dosing

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time
• Improved Performance

End User

Product movement parameterized simply with SIMOTION Top Loading software for handling tasks

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2013

Top-Loading

• Engineering Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Manufacturing Precision

Machine Builder

In partnership with Siemens, this tissue company has developed a plant using the SIMOTION and SINAMICS systems to renovate its range of packaging machines, bagging machines and complete lines for tissue products, increasing the reliability, performance, and productivity

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2013

Bagging, etc.

SIMOTION D
MICROMASTER 440 Drives

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Increased Availability
• Improved Performance
• Production Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens

Machine Builder

Lower costs, reduced variety of components, and optimum usage of packaging materials and energy – objectives of this machine which packs pharmaceutical vials and ampoules with high speed and high efficiency thanks to a perfectly aligned automation and drive solution

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2013

Cartoning

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Cost Effectiveness
• Engineering Standardization
Energy Efficiency
• Reduced Waste

Machine Builder

Using modular SINAMICS S120 drives and a high-performance Technology CPU synchronizing a dozen real axes via several virtual axes at variable speed - this croissant manufacturer can guarantee increased productivity, flexibility and consistent high-quality

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2013

Food & Beverage

SIMATIC S7-317TF Technology CPU

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Finished Product Quality
• Production Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens

End User

Checking, packaging, labeling: a maximum degree of standardization and high flexibility are achieved by using standard hardware and software products from Siemens

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2012

SIMATIC S7-317TF Technology CPU

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Engineering Standardization
• Application Flexibility
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

An innovative aseptic filling machine for dairy products, designed in collaboration with Siemens, produces extremely lightweight packages

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2012

Filling & Dosing

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Customized Solutions
• Global Application
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

A comprehensive standardization concept from Siemens packaging automation and drive technology helps achieve synergies that impress both project managers and end customers

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2012

Optimized Packaging Line

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Engineering Standardization
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Siemens SINAMICS and SIMOTION in a Provisur Powermax 3000 mid-sized slicing machine

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2012

Food & Beverage

SIMOTION

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Compact Design
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

A modular SIMOTION platform gives these packaging machines higher performance and flexibility

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2012

Form-Fill-Seal

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Modularity
• Application Flexibility
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Delta kinematics made to measure: food industry robotics company relies on SIMOTION Handling Toolbox solutions

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2012

Handling

SIMOTION

• Harsh Conditions
• Engineering Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision
• System Synchronization

Machine Builder

When it comes to installing and retooling a machine, comfort, productivity, and safety go hand in hand. That is why the machine building industry increasingly requires safety functions that are as flexible as modular machines. The solution: drive-based functions coordinated by small, cost-efficient F-CPUs

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2012

Safety

SIMOTION C
ET200 S F-CPU
SIRIUS Safety

SINAMICS S120 Servo

Machine Safety
• Engineering Efficiency

Machine Builder

Implementation of a sugar stick packaging machine with scalable hardware and software

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2012

Food & Beverage

SIMOTION D
SIMOTICS S Servo Motors

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Application Flexibility
• Engineering Standardization
• Scalable Solution
• Single-Source Advantages
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

Innovative manufacturer of integrated Motion Control system SIMOTION in new blister packaging machine

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2012

Blister Packaging

SIMOTION

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Collaboration with Siemens
• System Coordination
• Engineering Efficiency

Machine Builder

Inspection machine: up to 360,000 products per hour with Siemens high-speed automation

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2012

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo

• High-Speed Synchronization

Machine Builder

World market leader converts a new carton packer to an integrated Motion Control system

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2012

Cartoning

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS L Linear

• Faster Changeover

Machine Builder

Retrofit with SIMOTION increases efficiency of bottle carrying machine

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2011

Beverage Packing

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Production Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision

End User

Modular design streamlines overall form, fill, and seal machine production

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2010 ( USA)

Form-Fill-Seal

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Fast and secure programming with the SIMOTION Handling Toolbox

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2010

Handling

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Engineering Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Easier Implementation
• Improved Dynamics

Systems Integrator

SIMOTION motion control system and the proven Handling Toolbox software library for innovative robotics

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2010

Handling

SIMOTION P

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Efficient Engineering
• Application Flexibility
• Scalable Solution
• High-Speed Synchronization

Machine Builder

Putting out a million pizzas per day - complex motorization via SINAMICS / packaging logic via SIMOTION D

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2010

Infeed
Food & Beverage

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

Mechatronics
• Application Flexibility
• Production Efficiency
• Global Application

Machine Builder

Combining careful engineering and high-functionality motion control components to produce a high-speed, high- flexibility cartoner

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2009 ( USA)

Cartoning

SIMOTION D
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo

• Remote Access
• Production Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality

Machine Builder