Sensor Solutions for the Packaging Industry

From reliable detection to safe identification to exact positioning and measuring—here you can find the ideal solutions for your application!

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Comprehensive Portfolio

From reliable detection to safe identification to exact positioning and measuring: Our automation technology enables smooth processes in a wide range of packaging industry applications.
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Tailor-Made Solutions

Be it in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, or the consumer goods industry—the requirements on the packaging industry are as diverse as the products themselves. Pepperl+Fuchs is constantly developing new solutions that are tailored to our customers’ needs.
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An Experienced Leader

With more than 70 years of experience in industrial automation, Pepperl+Fuchs has successfully solved diverse applications und continuosly develops new technologies, all designed to make your processes more efficient.
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Sensorik4.0®

Your success is important to us: Create safe and efficient processes and bring your plant to an Industry 4.0 level with intelligent sensor technology from Pepperl+Fuchs!
Measurement of the Smallest Objects with R10x series photoelectric sensors
Accurate Detection and Distance Measurement of the Smallest Objects 

On automated conveyor systems, every object needs to be positioned correctly, and every defective object has to be sorted out. Based on powerful DuraBeam laser technology, R10x series photoelectric sensors detect even the smallest objects and their features … more

F77 series ultrasonic sensors reliably detect various packaging materials
Continuous Material Flow in Packaging Machines

To ensure trouble-free operation in packaging machines, compact F77 series ultrasonic sensors reliably detect various packaging materials, constantly measure roll diameter, and ensure continuous material feed … more

R2/R3 photoelectric sensors are suited for detection in small spaces
Reliable Detection in Tight Spaces

R2/R3 series miniature photoelectric sensors are ideally suited for detection in small spaces like in cigarette packaging production. Mounting right next to the moving object is enabled by integrated background suppression and an abrasion-resistant, antistatic glass front … more

UMB800 ultrasonic sensor continuously detects fill levels in hoppers
Process Safety When Dispensing Tablets, Capsules, and Granules

When dispensing free-flowing pharmaceutical products like tablets, the compact UMB800 ultrasonic sensor continuously detects fill levels in the hoppers, while, at the same time, ensuring a constant supply in the packaging process … more

Detection

Detection of Objects


F190 UHF read/write head
Detection of up to 40 Tags in One Read Process

Featuring a read range of more than one meter, the compact und rugged F190 UHF read/write heads detect several smart labels in only one read process. Multi tag reading increases productivity and improves efficiency of the packaging process … more

OPC120 stationary reader
Reading 2-D Codes in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Stationary readers like the OPC120 can read 1-D or 2-D codes on product packaging in the pharmaceutical industry at high speeds and process them according to the GIS1 standards … more

Stationary VB* series barcode scanners
Fail-safe Reading in Deep-freeze Applications

For short and long reading distances or special environmental conditions such as deep-freeze applications—stationary VB* series barcode scanners are suited for various applications … more

Identification

Identification of packaging material
PMI F90 positioning system
Dancer Control Ensures Continuous Material Feed

The PMI F90 positioning system monitors the guide roller during unwinding and winding of foils and fabrics in packaging machines. To prevent material cracks, the system automatically adapts the speed … more

ENA58IL magnetic rotary encoders
Automatic Bottle Positioning in Filling Machines

Up to 90.000 bottles per hour can be filled in modern filling machines. With an accuracy of <0,1°, ENA58IL magnetic rotary encoders deliver exact position data for precise bottle positioning … more

 

SmartRunner Matcher Extended
Exact Food Tray Positioning

As the specialist for profile comparison, the SmartRunner Matcher Extended can store up to 32 reference profiles and detect irregularities during detection. The light section sensor detects the position of a divided trays and checks whether they are correctly positioned for filling … more

R10x series distance sensors
Precise Detection and Distance Measurement of the Smallest Objects

In numerous applications, safe detection and measurement of small objects or object features is decisive for the quality of automated processes. Small R10x series distance sensors can determine the container’s stack height while, at the same time, ordering the next container … more

Positioning and Measurement

Positioning and Measurement in the packaging industry
Multiple-Beam Light Barriers create a two-dimensional detection zone that protects users
Reliable Contact Protection for Complete Safety

Multiple-Beam Light Barriers create a two-dimensional detection zone that protects users' fingers, hands, or bodies, depending on the application. Highest safety standards up to PL e, Cat. 4 and SIL 3 are ensured at all times … more

SafeBox Safety Control Unit
Complete Protection of Personnel in Packaging Plants

Packaging machines often run at high speeds and 24-hour operation. This makes it even more important to ensure protection of personnel and equipment and to prevent machine downtime. SafeBox safety control units prevent unauthorized access and are suitable for protective equipment such as safety switches and emergency stop buttons … more

safety light barriers
Safe and Reliable Processes in Palletizers

Due to the high risk of injury, automated palletizers are surrounded by safety fences. Safety light barriers ensure protection of personnel at all times, and interrupt the palletizing process when the fenced-off zone is accessed … more

safePXV for safety at facilities
Safe Absolute Positioning According to SIL 3/PL e

The safePXV positioning system offers unparalleled reliability for linear absolute positioning. Due to its easy handling, it is suitable for a variety of different applications … more

Safety Sensors

Safety Sensors for complete safety




Ethernet IO Modules with integrated IO-Link Master support up to eight IO-Link compatible devices
Transparent Data Exchange down to the Field Level

Ethernet IO Modules with integrated IO-Link Master support up to eight IO-Link compatible devices.This enables continuous diagnostics and parameterization down to the sensor/actuator level while achieving maximum process transparency … more

IO-Link helps make the most of sensors’ and actuators’ intelligence
IO-Link Improves Plant Efficiency

IO-Link helps make the most of sensors’ and actuators’ intelligence and allows transparent communication down to the last meter of the process. IO-Link devices form the foundation for integrated networking of components, machines, and plants … more

With SmartBridge® technology, Pepperl+Fuchs builds the bridge between sensors and Industry 4.0
The “Bridge” between Sensors and Industry 4.0

With SmartBridge® technology, Pepperl+Fuchs builds the bridge between sensors and Industry 4.0: Integrated into the connection line between machine control and an IO-Link compatible field device, SmartBridge interfaces access IO-Link communication with the sensor or actuator and use Bluetooth to transfer the signal to a mobile device with Internet access … more

IO-Link Devices

IO-Link enables bidirectional communication between sensors and actuators

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