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The standard PackML and its benefits

Developed in the early 2000s by the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC), the programming standard PackML (Packaging Machine Language) is a reference in the automation of the packaging industry and applies more and more to other areas of production.

Its benefits are numerous and can lead to significant savings.

  • Standardization of data
  • Improved performance
  • Reduced costs of integration and maintenance of machines
  • Reduction of costs related to staff training

How it works?

Concretely, the PackML standard aims to give an optimal control of the production chain by allowing a better communication between the machines of a same production line (horizontal integration), but also with the central control systems (vertical integration).

In other words, this means that the machines can both communicate with each other to react to a situation (example: Power outage) or provide accurate data to the operators for analysis and control purposes. This results in an increased efficiency of the production chain.

To achieve this, the PackML standard is based on a state transmission diagram (see photo accompanying this text). The uniformity in the design provides landmarks that facilitate the work of the operator. It’s also a standard that is increasingly used and demanded in the packaging industry.

For local companies

Although this standard was first developed by international companies, including Nestlé and Bosch, it’s just as relevant for companies with smaller productions and is an indispensable tool for their performance.

Savings related to maintenance and training of staff are non-negligible. The method also allows the expansion of a production line or the replacement of a machine at the end of life by simplifying the integration of new devices.

Above all, by having better control over the production line and faster response, this standard allows companies to accelerate the marketing of their products. A fact not to neglect to face the competition and meet the demand of consumers.

Our service

At RES Automatisation Contrôle, we support companies in improving their performance and that is why we regularly put forward the PackML method, which has become an industry standard after several years of development.

Our experts are trained to offer you the best solutions for your business. If you want to speed up your production line and simplify its operation, contact our team. We will explain exactly what  the process and benefits of PackML integration for your situation.

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The new 4.0 industrial era

What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is the fourth and most recent industrial revolution as a result of mechanization, factory electrification, assembly line automation and the globalization of production processes.

You take care of the production, RES Automation & Control ensures to optimize it in the digital age 4.0. Based on your needs, our team of experts will organize your means of production to make your business competitive and prosperous.

Among the technologies integrated by our experts, we find:

In summary, Industry 4.0 is the intelligent digital technologies integration into its industrial operations. Thus, companies are able to:

  • Increase their productivity;
  • React faster and easier to industrial changes;
  • Reduce manufacturing costs Improve the quality of products;
  • Customize their customer service.

This new era enhances the company’s day-to-day operations, but also makes them more agile, flexible and responsive to customer needs. Thus, the company is able to react quickly to changes in the market! These are not only radical changes to existing systems and processes, but also to management methods and business models. Digital in business is a strategy in itself.

Here are the main challenges of the new industrial era:

1. Know precisely the needs of your customers

What aspects do your customers really want to buy your products and how could you increase their qualities and values?

2. Master the new skills required

How to manage data, data security, human-machine interaction, user interface, software, programming and data analysis?  

3. Plan strategically

How to improve production and the technologies used?

4. Retain employees

How will your strategic planning involve your employees? How to present them the new vision that the company wants to implement? What will be the impact of this new technology on their work?

5. Slowly but surely What pilot project could the company do to gain confidence in this new technological era? What returns are generated? What is the real value of the pilot project?

According to the Business Development Bank of Canada’s “Industry 4.0: New Industrial Revolution” survey, “the companies that invest the most benefit from better growth prospects, are more able to implement digital technologies and are better prepared for the future.” adoption of new technologies. “

RES Automation helps Businesses Turn 4.0 Discover the latest innovation offered by RES Automatisation: Robot Cobot. Learn more about the world’s # 1 Universal Robot collaborative robot, which helps grow businesses of all sizes: HERE.

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Cobot collaborative robot; automation accessible!

Cobots, a combination of the words “cooperation” and “robot”, are compact robots used to automate repetitive industrial processes. The collaboration between the operator and the robot is at the heart of the technology.

What are COBOTS?

Cobots are collaborative robots that allow companies to access robotic automation. Affordable, they can be integrated into production cycles, whether new or existing. This new technology allows a machine tool to act autonomously, but can also act as an assistant to the operator. The main advantage? Cobots can do tasks far too often exhausting, dangerous or difficult for the worker. Versatile, cost-effective, secure and flexible, these collaborative robots allow companies to avoid manufacturing defects caused by employees’ repetitive tasks.

Blazing space saving!

These robots are compact and easily redeployable to other applications, without changing the production structure. No barrier or guard is required in the work environment. In addition, they can be moved quickly while offering the ability to reuse programs for recurring tasks. Cobots are safe; they comply with all applicable safety standards. As soon as they hit a physical obstacle, their maneuvers automatically stop and no barrier or guard is needed. Cobots make automation accessible for both small and large businesses! To date, cobots are used in more than 31,000 production environments!

Which industries may require automation?

  • Food Furniture and equipment
  • Electronics and Technology
  • Metal and machining
  • Automotive and subcontractors
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Pharmaceutical and chemical
  • Science and research

 

What can the cobot do concretely?

  • Pick and place
  • Injection molding
  • CNC
  • Packaging and palletizing
  • Quality inspection
  • Assembly
  • Polishing
  • Machine tending
  • Screw driving
  • Lab analysis and testing
  • Gluing, dispensing and welding
  • and several other applications on request.

 

Cobot technology is an alternative for your company? Use the services of RES Automation Control, now a certified integrator Universal Robot, the world’s leading manufacturer of collaborative robots.

Cobots can make it possible to maximize the growth of companies of all sizes. Adapt your business to the new 4.0 Industry, be competitive and contact us directly to know all the possibilities that are available to your company : CONTACT 

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