How flexible packaging machinery really is cannot always be seen at first glance. But at the very latest, at the second. For instance when the fast-moving packaging market demands new formats or new, more sustainable packaging materials. With a packaging machine from Schubert, manufacturers can rest easy. Thanks to the modular construction principle and the state-of-the-art robots developed in-house, flexibility is built into the TLM lines right from the start. This is what makes modular packaging machines from Schubert so efficient, sustainable and cost-effective in the long term.
As a leading manufacturer of modular packaging machines, Schubert pays the utmost attention to optimised seamless process chains and packaging technology that is one hundred per cent tailored to the specific needs of the sector. Behind this are the decades of research to optimise our packaging machinery as well as the ingenuity of an innovative industry driver in developing elegant and successful packaging solutions. That is why packaging machines from Schubert not only ensure extremely high availability, but are so flexible that they can even process conventional and new packaging materials on the same line.
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At Schubert, this is how a packaging machine individually designed according to customer requirements comes to fruitition: After comprehensive planning together with the customer, a new robot-supported system is created from our tried and tested system components using a modular approach. The modular design allows the performance of the machine to be flexibly determined and tailored to the customer’s specific needs. With the help of standardised system components and sub-machines, all processes are integrated into one line in a lean and seamless manner. Basically, Schubert packaging machinery can be used to package all kinds of products. For this purpose, the Schubert experts develop ideally matched robot tools for each product.
All components in the Schubert modular system are designed to be compatible with each other, and can be combined again and again to create highly efficient packaging solutions. The earlier Schubert is involved in the planning phase, the more savings potential along the process chains can be incorporated into the customer solution. By analysing upstream and downstream processes, improving existing packaging or developing new packaging formats, as well as robot-based technology, the entire packaging process up to and including transport can be optimised for efficiency, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
Behind the modular packaging machines are the system components: highly flexible components such as robots for special tasks, the Vision System, our Transmodul transport robot, the Flowmodul flow-wrapping machine and the VMS packaging machine control system, which Schubert is continuously developing further.
TLM sub-machines are built from system components. The term “sub-machine” is a new one in mechanical engineering. It refers to self-contained, fully functional machines that incorporate one function of a complex packaging machine.
The robots in our packaging systems perform a wide range of tasks within the packaging process. They are equipped with specially constructed tools depending on the product and packaging task. The tools are designed to be highly flexible and can be quickly changed to meet requirements.
Schubert supplies a wide range of modular packaging machines to meet diverse customer requirements. Accordingly, Schubert's packaging machinery is designed with both packaging and process quality in mind. From the pre-configured lightline machine for fast automation of standard packaging tasks, all the way through to the complete turnkey solution, for example in the demanding pharmaceutical industry.
A perfect foundation for the following packaging processes
Whatever product you would like to pack, you’re on the safe side with our pick & place machines. Guaranteed high-quality packaging results and the easy changeover between plastic and cardboard trays make the Schubert picker lines an ideal platform for further packaging processes.
Reliably putting assortments together
If you need to package assortments, Schubert packing lines are a dependable choice. Side feeds, our proven pick & place technology and quality inspection via Schubert image processing offer you a reliable process with high-quality results.
Flexibility tried and tested
Especially with flowpack films, the switch to recyclable materials is not always easy. With our flow-wrapping machines, you can switch between composite, mono and paper-based films on just one line. This makes the Flowpacker a future-proof investment.
Automation for high-end sales packaging
Erecting, filling and closing in a consistently controlled process – this is what Schubert cartoners offer you. With individual pre-grouping and perfectly adapted robotic tools, our cartoners safely pack diverse products into visually appealing sales units.
Quickly packed for transport
Whether for shelf-ready, wrap-around or RSC cartons, Schubert’s case packers can handle all of these transport packages. The robot-assisted erecting, loading and closing is carried out in an exceptionally space-saving manner thanks to pre-grouping that is adapted to each specific case. If required, you can also use returnable packaging in Schubert packaging machines, for example for e-commerce.
A combination solution for bottles
The Innopack TLM combines a bottle packer from KHS with the erecting and closing machines from Schubert. This way, the packaging process for your beverages is fully integrated into a single compact line. At the same time, you can use the packaging machine in a highly flexible manner, because the system enables you to pack a wide variety of bottles into an extensive variety of formats.
- Schubert set a milestone in packaging technology in the 1980s with the world’s first packaging robot.
- Every packaging machine today is equipped with robots developed in house.
- Various Scara and Delta robot designs enable individually tailored customer solutions.
- The control system developed in house and Schubert image processing guarantee optimal, easy-to-program processes.
- Schubert research in the field of AI (artificial intelligence) is revealing new digital possibilities in fast programming, motion optimisation and also with regards to digital twins of the packaging machines.
- Schubert develops its own robot tools for each customer and each product.
- The exact fit between tool and product is the prerequisite for a problem-free and fast packaging process.
- Thanks to decades of experience with a wide variety of products, Schubert has packaged almost all consistencies at one time or another – from oily to fragile.
- With 3D format parts via PARTBOX, customers can print their own tools in their own production facilities.
- To make format changes as straightforward, fast and easy as possible, the developers are driving a unique tool philosophy.
At Schubert, it isn’t the packaging machine that decides which packaging materials to use for its products. It is always the customer. Because Schubert machines pack in both conventional and fully recyclable packaging. From cartons and boxes to trays, flowpack films and even returnable crates, the robot-based TLM technology processes standard solutions or ecological variants through to highly sensitive paper-based flowpack films – without ever compromising on quality. On request, our in-house packaging development team can provide support with alternative versions and machine-optimised packaging.
At Schubert, it isn’t the packaging machine that decides which packaging materials to use for its products. It is always the customer. Because Schubert packaging machinery packs in both conventional and fully recyclable packaging. From cartons and boxes to trays, flowpack films and even returnable crates, the robot-based TLM technology processes standard solutions or ecological variants through to highly sensitive paper-based flowpack films – without ever compromising on quality. On request, our in-house packaging development team can provide support with alternative versions and machine-optimised packaging.
Wherever pick & place robots are integrated into a Schubert packaging machine, they fill cardboard trays or U-boards just as easily as the frequently used plastic trays. The robots can also handle tightly cut packages and delicate products, because they work extremely precisely and gently. Manufacturers wishing to switch from plastic to cardboard trays can have their new packaging designed by Schubert’s packaging development team. From trays with dividers, to scaling ramps, to variants for fragile glass bottles, practically anything can be made from cardboard.
The innovative sealing systems in Schubert’s flow-wrapping machines are extremely versatile. This makes the flowpackers so flexible that they can even process conventional laminated films and sensitive recyclable monofilms as well as paper-based films in the same machine. In view of the industry trend towards more ecological packaging, this advantage provides manufacturers of fast-moving goods with a high degree of investment and future security. With minimal setup, the switch from cold-seal films to heat-seal films is also possible with a Schubert Flowpacker machine.
As a technology leader in highly flexible, modular packaging machines, it goes without saying that we will provide you with equally impeccable service. Our objective is to keep your added value at the highest possible level with comprehensive services – throughout the entire life cycle of your packaging machine. With our technical services, your production will run reliably, securely and with a minimum of downtime. And with our digital expertise in the use of your packaging machine data, you can achieve optimum efficiency and performance for your entire process chain.
Central to all our services, whether technical or digital, are customer-oriented services tailored to your wishes and your packaging machines. Through detailed analyses, we get to know your needs and offer you individually tailored packages from our service portfolio, which are regularly reviewed and adjusted if necessary. Schubert Service achieves this using a unique approach which can be briefly summarised as a cycle of the three phases “Understand – Personalise – Improve”. Of course, our Service Centre with a contact for all enquiries as well as customised training are also part of our range of services.
4YOU Technical Services are your insurance for smooth-running production. With our proven Technical Services, we offer comprehensive support throughout the entire life cycle of your packaging machine. This includes not only commissioning and daily production operations, but also customer training, machine upgrades as well as relocations and moves. We would be happy to take over the entire planning and implementation for you. Speed, reliability and friendliness are always our maxims.
4YOU Digital Services enable you to get the most out of your packaging line. With our CARE (Connection for Analytics, Reporting and Efficiency) Services, we offer various service packages for different uses of digital machine data. This ranges from the recording of line data in the customer portal to the detailed analysis of individual process steps and line components. If required, we will provide you with comprehensive support so that you can optimally use the evaluations to increase your process efficiency and machine performance – and therefore your overall production output.
Sound advice along the entire supply chain
There are many ways to package more sustainably. It isn’t only the material and the packaging machine that are decisive, but also the entire process from raw material to transport. This is why the sustainability experts at Schubert-Consulting perform analyses along the entire supply chain and advise you from a holistic perspective. Every optimisation has a cost-saving effect in subsequent steps and every millimetre of packaging material saved adds up to many tons of weight and therefore CO2 savings. Therefore, more sustainability can also come with a significant economic advantage.
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