Under the pressure of environmental concerns, the packaging industry is reorganising. Changing lifestyles and rising raw materials prices have completed this movement. The stakes are high, given that this sector, dominated by food processing, is expected to be worth several hundred billion dollars in the coming years. What challenges will the packaging industry have to face in the next 10 years to remain competitive? Especially in the technologies it uses. Here are some answers.
The packaging industry is caught between contradictory demands. It must be profitable while operating in an environment that requires it to produce more and more. At the same time, it is expected to make the necessary efforts with regard to its environmental responsibility, and therefore review all its processes and update its raw materials. Individually customisable packaging, 100% recyclable, even compostable or edible: the sector absolutely needs to be redesigned. And this task calls for high-performance machines, as packaging is always essential for brand communication and launching new products.
The sector’s good health therefore comes with major industrial issues: the packaging world needs solutions that offer greater profitability and meet environmental requirements.
Access to high-performance machinery
Machinery in the packaging sector is constantly evolving. Even so, many companies can’t keep up with the changes because of the costs involved. Given that profitability lies in production speed, drive motors are above all where developments can be the most substantial – and, at the same time, the least expensive compared with a complete change of equipment.
Compact, efficient motors
Increasing the speed and profitability of production lines means being equipped with automatic packaging machines with compact and high-performance drive. For example, in their standard version, brushless IDX motors have an integrated positioning controller, resulting in an automatic adjustment. These compact drives offer a nominal permanent torque of 794 mNm and a nominal speed of 6000 rpm, giving them a high power density (308W). In addition, there is a very short delivery time (around 4 weeks).
As a result:
- Your packaging machinery performs better in terms of production speed and requires little maintenance,
- Your delivery times are shortened,
- Our IDX systems understand your machinery’s common communication buses, which optimises your development cycles.
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