Automation Technology Promotes The Development Of Food Packaging Machinery Industry

Automation Technology Promotes the Development of Food Packaging Machinery Industry


With the globalization of market economy, the development of food packaging machinery industry in China is facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges. In the fierce market competition, technological innovation has become the biggest driving force for development.


Automation technology used in food packaging machinery mainly includes robot technology, motion control, transmission control, control system, machine bus technology, man-machine interface and sensors. For example, in the process of food packaging, stacking, loading and unloading, different types of industrial robots are applied; in the process of food processing and packaging, sensors can be applied to monitor food and beverage storage tanks, packaging and filling, heating, cooling, mixing and processing; machine bus technology is used in large food processing plants in China. It is widely used and can realize seamless links of unmanned operation, detection and transmission of production line. Traditional food packaging machinery uses mechanical control, such as cam distribution shafts, etc., and then produces pneumatic control and photoelectric control.


However, with the continuous improvement of food processing technology, there are more and more requirements for packaging parameters. The original control standards can not meet the development needs, which puts forward new requirements for application technology. At present, the food packaging machinery used in our country is a mechanical electronic equipment which integrates light, electricity, machinery, magnetism and gas. In the future design, we should pay attention to improving the automation level of the packaging machinery, and combine the research and development of food packaging machinery with computer technology to realize the mechatronics control. Mechatronics takes the system viewpoint as the core, and uses the whole process of control principle to realize the organic combination of machinery, electronics, information and detection, so as to achieve the overall optimal configuration.