Packaging Automation

KEB is a global leader in automation and drive technology for packaging applications. Our products are efficient, flexible, and easily compatible with most packaging systems.

Are you a packaging machine manufacturer exploring new solutions? KEB’s technologies are built to fit the demands of your packaging line. Our experts will help you find the right automation technology for your unique application goals.

KEB has a full product portfolio for packaging machines. KEB EtherCAT controls and servo drives provide coordinated motion. Flexible communication options allow products to be integrated easily with other systems.

Catalog Packaging Automation

Machine & Motion Control

KEB's scalable EtherCAT controls provide a powerful motion control platform for machines. The HMIs support over 40 communication drivers, including EtherNet/IP, and can be integrated easily with other machines.

Servo Drives

Dynamic Motion Control

KEB has the right technology for each machine. Whether it is a DIN rail mount stepper drive or a large H6 Multiaxis drive for a palletizer. KEB 6th generation drives support EtherNet/IP, ProfiNet, EtherCAT, and Powerlink - all from one hardware platform.


Powerful Machine Graphics

KEB HMIs empower packaging users. The 40+ communication drivers mean they can pair with nearly every PLC. Datalogging, Alarm Handling, Trending, and Secure Remote Access are built-in. Advanced features like OPC UA and PackML make integration easy.

Packaging Automation Equipment

For over 40 years, KEB has supplied power transmission and motion control solutions to packaging OEMs and users. We deliver leading products to support and refine your packaging line:


Mechanical Products

KEB supplies electromagnetic clutches for strapping machinery and fillers. We also offer spring-set brakes to stop vertical conveyors and large inertia loads.

Our power-on friction clutches set a new standard for packaging efficiency. These electromechanical clutches include horizontal or vertical mounting options, enclosed clutch/brake options, and tooth clutches for 3x torque.

KEB’s spring-set brakes feature an encapsulated DC coil and redundant spring design to support packaging applications. Features include dynamic holding and e-stop braking across machine operations.

Servo Drives & VFDs

We offer different drive platforms to match machine requirements. The new S6 Servo drive features a 250% current overload and internal positioning module for decentralized position control.

The proven H6 is a shared DC bus drive well-suited for multi-axis applications that regenerates energy (e.g., web handling).

One common feature across all KEB drives is flexibility for communication protocols. KEB allows a machine builder to standardize on one drive platform and communicate with various PLC vendors. Ethernet/IP , EtherCAT, Profinet, and Powerlink are all supported.


Functional Safety (FS) Drives

KEB offers a diverse catalog of FS drives for packaging machinery. FS is a scalable safety concept to enhance productivity and cost-saving opportunities. FS drives enable less wiring, faster power cycles, and optimal response times by allowing offload safety handling from the safety PLC to individual drives.


Control Products

KEB is a full automation solution provider, from the HMI to PLC and servo motors. KEB’s integrated offering is programmed in the Combivis Studio suite. IEC61131-3 languages are supported, and the Studio features many pre-tested KEB libraries to reduce development time.

We recently joined the OMAC group, which signals our commitment to developing a PackML solution. Machine builders enjoy a completely scalable KEB control solution for HMI and industrial PC products.


FSoE Safety Master

KEB’s FSoE Safety PLC is a versatile, SIL3/PLe-certified safety control. This solution supports up to 65,535 addressable slaves per master—and houses the main and safe control on the same bus. The FSoE is TÜV Rheinland approved and sets a new quality standard for Safety PLC technology.


Remote Maintenance and Data Logging

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) allow for fast, easy metrics gathering and secure remote access. KEB’s C6 Router ensures secure remote connection to packaging machinery and controls in the field.

The C6 Router can also handle advanced data logging and alarm functionality, possibly connecting to a cloud-based service like AWS or Azure.


Packaging Automation Systems

KEB brings a complete portfolio of drives, safety, mechanical, and control solutions for industrial packaging machines. We help customers build fully automated packaging systems that drive efficiency and machine productivity.

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KEB has helped our customers solve many automation challenges. Let’s discuss your challenges and goals and see how we can help.