Modular packaging machines for your diverse product portfolio
With so many different and frequently changing products, flexibility is the key to success in confectionery packaging. For over 50 years, Schubert has been developing and producing modular automation technology for the flexible packaging of confectionery such as chocolate, biscuits, bars, pralines, ice cream, nibbles and savoury snacks. Our passion for innovation drives us to continuously develop new and even better solutions – delivering a clear competitive advantage to our customers.
We know that the confectionery sector is facing a number of changes. Rising costs for raw materials and energy are having a significant impact on the already fierce competition. Consumers’ growing health and environmental awareness is creating new demand for sugar-free varieties and more environmentally friendly packaging. The implementation of legal requirements such as the Health Claims Regulation is another contributing factor.
Confectionery manufacturers not only need to adapt to new types of products and packaging, they also have to establish highly efficient, adaptable packaging processes. With our intelligent and highly flexible automation solutions, you can master these complex requirements when packaging your confectionery.
Automatisierung und Robotik
Mastering flexibility with modular solutions
In confectionery packaging, machines and lines should adapt to your processes – not the other way round. This is why we focus on modular, robot-based automation solutions. Our packaging machines for confectionery and snacks support your production process with flexibility and outstanding efficiency.
Our robot-assisted top-loading machines (TLM) dependably perform all the operations involved in picking and packing chocolate bars, pralines, biscuits, cakes, crackers, crisps and many other products.
Customised robotic tools ensure gentle and efficient handling of products, reliable and continuous line operation, and minimal waste due to breakage or incorrect positioning.
Whether for primary or secondary packaging, our systems can easily handle frequently changing formats and different packaging materials – ranging from conventional to fully recyclable.
Confectionery packaging with seamless processes
In addition to the final packaging of confectionery, Schubert offers solutions for the integration of primary confectionery packaging tasks by combining both processes into one compact system.
For example, our Flowmodul flow-wrapping unit can be seamlessly integrated into the TLM line to pack both bare and tray-packed confectionery into flowpacks.
To integrate other primary packaging solutions into the TLM technology, the Transmodul transport robot seamlessly bridges the interfaces between the respective packaging processes.
As a key technology, the Transmodul also offers the possibility of linking packaging functions from different machine manufacturers.
Scaling, combining, checking, varying
These integrated process steps can be adapted in many ways:
Scalability: Simple upscaling or downscaling of the system – production capacities can be flexibly adapted thanks to the modular design.
Combinability: Quick changes to the product range – with TLM packaging machines, a wide variety of products can be easily combined to create product assortments in changing packaging sizes.
Quality: Reliability thanks to image processing software – cameras for detecting rejects and defects can be easily integrated into each process step, ensuring virtually 100 per cent quality.
Variants: Quick adaptation to new materials – whether plastic, paper, non-adhesive cardboard boxes or recycled materials: Schubert machines and systems are equipped for any material.
Automated quality control via advanced optical systems
In addition to robot technology, state-of-the-art vision systems are also at the heart of our machines. Vision systems ensure high and reliable machine performance at every stage of the process – from pick & place to end-of-line inspection. Confectionery manufacturers therefore benefit from both high process speed and precision.
A continuous process flow without unplanned downtimes is an important factor when it comes to the competitiveness of any production. Especially confectionery packaging, with its high number of variants, slight deviations in product appearance and high assortment flexibility, needs a good eye for fast-running processes – a job that is no longer possible for humans at modern line speeds.
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Our expertise ensures your success
Confectionery packaging with Schubert means that you benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of expertise, services, consultin and support. We want you to be able to package in the most efficient, high-quality, cost-saving and sustainable way possible. Which is why we direct our spirit of innovation and research far beyond the actual technology. Because only a complete package of machine, process, packaging and service can bring you a result that satisfies both you and us.