Packaging has some very complex automation needs: all the way from die-cutting, carton erecting, filling, inspecting, and closing, to multi-packing and palletizing. In addition to these actions, which require split-second timing, there is also the need to reconfigure equipment to accommodate runs of different materials or to perform operations on packages of different dimensions. In short - versatility, simplicity, and configurability are key. Not all products and systems are designed with flexibility and interchangeability in mind. Fortunately, there is a solution.
Download this application note to learn more about the inspecting, packaging, sorting, and palletizing processes with IO-Link.