Optimising pasta packaging

March 5th, 2018, Published in Articles: EngineerIT, Uncategorised articles

In the world of pasta packaging, long pasta is particularly challenging, primarily because of the complexity of dosing different pasta formats. Omron recently assisted Martini Packaging to develop a new machine with faster operational speed and greater dosing precision. The architecture proposed by Omron enabled the company to use a single control system for distinct management of the logic, the motion developed for packaging (managed with interpolating brushless axes) and a second cinematic chain made up of small brushless motors for the dosing phase. It also controlled the weighing system, managed via a serial network, and the sealing pincer thermoregulation system – which is essential to the quality of pasta packaging. The greater the thermal stability of the pincers (which operate between 130 and 170°C) the better the seal quality, especially at high speeds. The result is a new doser that optimises the flow of pasta and, by guaranteeing a homogenous pasta density, enables excellent precision in dosing by volume.

Contact Omron, Tel 011 579-2600, info.sa@eu.omron.com

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