Omag introduces an important novelty about its solutions to readers of NCF – Notiziario Chimico Farmaceutico
Omag introduces an important novelty about its solutions to readers of NCF – Notiziario Chimico Farmaceutico.
Giovanni Nocita, Sales Manager of Omag, explains the evolution of Omag packaging machines over the past few years by focusing on investments in Industry 4.0, as well as the importance of putting the customer at the centre and how we have gone through the year that has just ended. Moreover, he also illustrates the solutions devised for the pharmaceutical sector and an important novelty about complete lines.
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What are your latest novelties for the pharma market?
Omag S.p.A. is a relatively young company, but has a very long experience in the pharma sector, where for over 20 years it has been providing increasingly innovative solutions in line with the market trends and with the demand for an all-round service package. We have become the reference in our country because we are the only Italian manufacturer capable of providing all solutions for flexible packaging with such a wide range of products.
We produce an extensive range of vertical, horizontal, continuous-motion and intermittent-motion packaging machines. Moreover, all our packaging machines for powdered, granular, liquid and thick products in sachets sealed on 4 sides, stick packs and doypacks can be equipped with various dosing units and combined with robot-controlled sachet counting systems, cartoning machines and case packing machines, and completed with a wide variety of optional elements, making them perfectly suited to meeting any customer requirements. One of the major novelties concerns secondary packaging, which we have always produced with the aid of our partners: we are now equipped to provide complete lines for the primary and secondary packaging of stick packs and sachets, thanks to dedicated solutions.
With regard to sachet packaging, whether traditional or shaped, we have developed two types of packaging machines: a vertical version with plate-sealing technology and a horizontal version that produces sachets sealed on 3 or 4 sides. These machines are particularly suitable for the needs of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors, as they can satisfy our customers’ desire to have aesthetically attractive sachets that are also reliable and efficient to use.
Our flagship products are packaging machines for sachets sealed on 3 and 4 sides. The CP packaging machine works with intermittent motion and is fitted with a plate-sealing system which guarantees a perfect seal and bags with a high aesthetic standard, free of creases or folds which would jeopardise the integrity of the product. The CO model is instead a horizontal packaging machine that is ideal for producing sachets sealed on 3 sides, double sachets or sachets filled with two different products, including the solid/liquid combination.
You have made a big leap towards Industry 4.0 criteria.
Ongoing investments in research and development have always been the cornerstone our success and allow us to keep up with Industry 4.0 technologies, sensors, smart cameras, robot systems and augmented reality, which we then apply to our packaging machines. In recent years we have invested in augmented reality solutions and predictive maintenance processes on our packaging machines: thanks to IoT technologies, remote control and interconnection between machines, in a very near future it will be possible to constantly monitor the performance and condition of the packaging machines, and receive specific information on the single machine components, so that we can intervene more effectively at the customer’s premises and prevent downtime.
What we want to offer our customers is not only a machine, but a complete service, with smart machines capable of performing autonomous operations, ensuring continuous and uninterrupted production, and which can also be managed autonomously using remote systems, so as to constantly monitor all the parameters and detect any anomalies. This approach helps to minimise losses and limit any malfunctions of the lines and of technologically evolved processes.
“Our approach is ‘The customer at the centre’, which means that customers can rely on the competence of our team of specialists, who provide a technical and engineering expertise with extremely high standards for any type of service, from routine maintenance to extraordinary checks”.