Packaging machinery development and future design trends
The global packaging machinery market size was valued at $47,965.1 million in 2019, and is projected to reach $70,532.6 million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 5.1% from 2020 to 2027.
Several factors including increased production output, especially in the emerging industrial economies such as China is anticipated to drive the growth. Increased demand for a wide range of products as well as packaging sizes coupled with the flourishing e-commerce industry is anticipated to further fuel the growth.
Packaging machinery performs variety of functions that include canning; container cleaning, filling, and forming; bagging, packing, unpacking, bottling, sealing, and lidding; inspection and check weighing; wrapping, shrink film, and heat sealing; case forming, labeling, and encoding; palletizing and depalletizing, etc.
How important does packaging machinery are?
Packing machines are now confronted in every sector and they provide convenience to us in most of the fields. Packing machinery have always been very important to protect the consumer’s health and to preserve foods’ nutritional value.
The gaseous vacuum packaging system is mostly used in baked products and prevents the mold of the product. Storing fresh fruits and vegetables is thus easier and these foods, which are in the wet state, retain their freshness and colors for a long time thanks to the gaseous vacuum.
Foods that do not contact with the air thanks to these packaging systems are able to be brought to our kitchen without losing any nutritional value.The packaging is a very important concept for health because hygiene is now very important all around the world. This process will become even more important day by day and packaging systems will develop with the advancing technology.
As with any product development, packaging machinery design is ultimately driven by consumer demand. Changing consumer demands have been instrumental in driving developments in the Zeno filling machine, resulting in new equipment designs and pioneering solutions.
Demand for greater product diversity and wider range of products has in turn increased the demand for flexible packaging machinery from consumer to incorporate these product and packaging changeovers easily. In addition, there has been increased demand for single serve bag sizes as well as small portions which is likely to fuel the demand for packaging machinery.
Furthermore, there has been continued demand from consumer for machinery that ensures overall equipment effectiveness that includes an overall low rejection rate, ease of operation, maintenance and integration, high level of flexibility, and a low environmental footprint.
Packaging machinery play a vital role in ensuring product safety throughout the supply chain.Manufacturer must adapt to these new developments or be left on the sidelines.
What’s the future design trends of packaging machinery ?
It is vitally important to achieve faster throughputs, so too is product quality. Striking a balance between packaging speeds and product quality has become a necessity for food manufacturers wanting to survive in a highly competitive market. Failing to consider this could have costly consequences.
The packaging machinery manufacturers need to package the same amount of product in more bags to retain the same levels of production volumes.Ongoing innovation in this area means that Zeno packaging machines have evolved from bagging speeds of 60 bags per minute to over 200.
Keeping intelligence on a single machine can expand the scope of applications. To maintain the intelligence of a single packaging machine, the manufacturer must adopt human-machine interface design. According to the conversion and composition of the program modules, it becomes a vacuum packaging machine of different types,which is suitable for different packaging products, packaging container and packaging regulations.Multi-fixture vacuum packaging machinery with various functions such as bag making, weighing, filling vacuum packaging, and sealing can be performed on a single machine.
3.Production line assembly
Increased emphasis on automation and system integration across the entire production line optimisms throughput rates, eliminates human error and reduces costs. By integrating intelligent control systems, manufacturers can benefit from one single point of control, increasing production transparency, boosting line efficiency and enhancing overall performance.
The use of automation as well as robotics throughout the packaging lines has seen a tremendous growth in recent years to improve the productivity, reduce the operating costs, and prevent waste thus improving the overall efficiency of the packaging systems. Big Data has also gained popularity, in which end users collect machine data to regulate the performance of the machinery, undertake preventive maintenance and maximize the up-time.