Whether driven by the general labour shortage or the desire for reproducible and hygienic processes: Automation in the form of robotics is becoming more and more prevalent in the packaging sector. In an exclusive
interview, the editorial team spoke with Daniel Navarro about the most important trends.
At Interpack, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen will be presenting the newly developed Boardmaster, a world premiere for the growth segment of high-volume folding carton printing. The system works with the flexographic roll printing process.
The Videojet 3350 is a 30-watt CO2 laser printer designed for marking complex and high-quality codes at high speeds. The printer has line speeds up to 900 m/min, digital capabilities and virtually no font, code or graphic limitations.
Schneider Electric has developed a new collaborative robot for safe cooperation between man and machine. The so-called Lexium Cobot is available in five model variants and can be retrofitted as a standalone solution in almost any industrial plant.
Even more than 60 years after its foundation, there are always premieres at Interpack. This year, for example, Georgia will be represented with a joint stand for the first time in more than six decades of trade fair history. Reason enough to take a look.
Since October 2022, Dr Tim Wolf has been strengthening the top management of Koch Pac-Systeme GmbH. The editorial team had the opportunity to talk to the new Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) about current developments and the highlights of Interpack.
On the second day of Interpack, Multivac presented processing and packaging solutions as well as digital services designed to offer customers added value in terms of efficiency, automation, digitalisation and sustainability. "Plastic is good!": Multivac presents machines and processes.
In the VDMA Technology Lounge, new developments in sustainable packaging, digitalisation, cleaning, product safety and the topic of "Save Food" against food waste will be presented. To touch, try out - and taste.
After Variosys, a combination of machine modules and isolator, the special machinery manufacturer Bausch+Ströbel introduced another system solution to the market three years ago: Combisys. The company is now presenting the latest variant at Interpack.
Sweets and confectionary are usually packed in small plastics pouches equipped with a euro hole to allow them to be hung up on metal hooks in supermarkets. Plastics film have been the material of choice to make sure the pouch withstand the weight of the sweets to avoid the risk of the euro holes being torn and the bags falling off the hooks.
"What we are showing here is probably the smallest palletising cell in the world," says Dieter Nienhues, beaming at the Evomatic stand. And with two palletising positions and a layer pad magazine on 7.5 square metres of stand space, that could well be true.
Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) is using Interpack 2023 to announce the introduction of the VX150I thermal transfer printer (TTO). This is designed to increase the efficiency of vertical and horizontal tubular bag machines for food packaging lines and other industrial applications.
Users of packaging machines demand technical solutions that are both efficient and sustainable. At Interpack, SEW will be showing a horizontal packaging machine from Hugo Beck in which the pneumatics were replaced by electronic components in a short development time with the help of the Starterset 616.