That’s a wrap!

More success stories from the most diverse applications which partners Micromech Systems and Parker has been supporting for food processing equipment and packaging machinery manufacturers

Flow WrappingHorizontal flow wrapping machine


The flow wrapping machine market is very competitive and as a result a machine manufacturer was facing falling profit margins. At the same time, the request for more flexible machines forced him to develop even more elaborate concepts, increasing design times and costs.

The upgrades necessary meant the manufacturer needed a partner able to offer a complete servo drive and control solution for their horizontal flow wrapper. The cost-effective package comprised of a special motion controller, cost optimised servo drives as well as the application software engineering. Technology functions such as empty bag monitoring or program modules for synchronous product in-feed were also part of the package. When sealing to prevent the sealing jaws from closing and damaging the product if it is not correctly positioned in the foil hose, an electronic line shaft and mechanically independent drives for supply were used.

This partnership approach allowed the manufacturer to focus on their core competencies of the mechanical construction so to reducing design and development costs. The end customers profit from the flexibility and quick format changes of the completely servo driven machines.

The successful introduction of the new machine into the market meant customers are delighted with the outcome, higher production, less maintenance and of course much lower costs.

Micromech is Parker’s motion partner and can offer a bespoke solution to meet all of your motion control needs, for more information contact Alan Spinks on 01376 333333 or

‘Micromech Systems and Parker are forces in motion’


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