Demand for an ever-greater variety of packaged goods is increasing, and multiple SKUs are often produced on the same production line, so the processing and packaging machinery sector is expanding and innovating to equip manufacturers with technology that meets rapidly changing demands from retailers and end users.
AUSPACK 2019 will display outstanding processing and packaging machinery with fast and flexible changeover capabilities designed to optimise production efficiency and increase overall equipment effectiveness.
Modular frame designs from HMPS (stand G140), for example, provide ‘future-proof’ scalable solutions to customers with capacity for retrofitting.
Modular design is also on show at Jet Technologies (stand D100), with the Ilpra Fill Seal R12/4 Tronic rotary filler and sealer. This high-productivity machine precisely fills up to 9000 denestable cups per hour in up to 12, and can be customised to meet the needs of each individual end user.
Automation is another good way to implement efficient and flexible production. Robotic palletisers from Fibre King (stand A140) are already in use at companies such as the Australian Garlic Bread Co, are capable of multitasking and have the ability to handle a number of different product types.
With multiple SKUs comes the need for flexible printing of packaging, and Limitronic in-line digital printers from Orora (stand C080) allow variable data to be printed directly onto packs without the need for labels. This expands branding and customisation capabilities, and also eliminates the need to keep pre-printed cartons on site, freeing up valuable storage space.
Fast and flexible food processing solutions are in high demand as well, and Summit Machinery (stand F060) will display industrial food-cutting equipment from FAM. The Dorphy tridimensional slicer and the Centris 315 centrifugal slicer and shredder, designed for fruit and vegetables, are speedy and efficient machines that can be used by themselves or incorporated into a processing line.
Product safety for food packagers and processers has been in the headlines recently, and Eriez Magnetics (stand H130) has joined its ProGrade magnets with Xtreme metal detectors to screen out both iron and other metal contaminants, offering maximum flexibility in the quality assurance process.
In the beverage sector, Sidel Group (stand E238) offers a range of solutions for cans and bottles, including the EvoFill can filler and BoostPrime PET packaging solution. These have been installed in manufacturing plants around the world, boosting productivity and allowing manufacturers to reduce material costs, labour costs and turnaround times.
Last but not least, Schur Star Systems Australia (stand H166) offers flexible equipment for flexible packaging, combining a packaging machine with customisable pre-made bags linked together on a string, ensuring a smooth process.
If you’re looking for fast and flexible processing and packaging solutions that will boost your efficiency with room to grow, AUSPACK 2019 is the place to find them.
AUSPACK 2019 will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between from 26th to 29th March 2019. It is free to attend, with registration available at www.auspack.com.au.