The packaging world is evolving – Are you fit enough to survive?
By 2025, the continuous growth of the world's consumer class will bring about a tremendous shortage of natural resources. The resulting rise in cost of living, together with green consumption trends, will force packaging strategies to take large steps in the direction of sustainability and affordability. These steps will follow a path that leads us to fundamentally rethink the role of packaging. Yet as we redesign and simplify production methods, we will also have to keep pace with new demands such as product individualization and increased human safety.
As a leading global provider of packaging solutions, B&R is ready to advance side-by-side with its partners to meet these challenges head-on. We're constantly investing in new automation technology that makes our customers more energy efficient while helping them achieve whole new dimensions of productivity and flexibility.
Global Technology Manager for the packaging industry
B&R at interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf
Taking packaging to a whole new level B&R continues to push packaging machine performance to its physical limits. With reACTION technology, B&R has reduced the response times for industrial automation down to 1 µs. This makes it possible to process extremely time-critical sub-processes in accordance with IEC 61131 requirements using standard hardware. The newest B&R solutions for the packaging industry will be on display on May 8-14 at interpack 2014 in Dusseldorf (Hall A6 / Booth E62).
Modular machines gaining momentum
The larger a machine, and the more flexible options it offers, the more it stands to benefit from hardware and software composed of modular, mechatronic units. The complexity that arises from incorporating large numbers of axes and safety technology further intensifies the demands on the automation solution. B&R has added the ACOPOSmotor to its portfolio to handle precisely these types of applications. This system is the only motor-mounted servo drive on the market that doesn't require derating and can handle an entire machine module on its own.