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:
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.
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.