Packaging Automation – A Fully Integrated Solution

The goal of any packaging automation system is fairly simple to express:

At the end-of-the-day (or shift), a specific amount of product, in perfect condition, must be ready for shipment.

Not so simple is what it takes to get there:

As a precisely coordinated arrangement of people, machines, conveyors, PLCs, HMIs, vision and computer systems - harmoniously working together to generate the desired throughput - any number of things can and will go wrong and affect the overall performance of the line. So the real question is not how do I get a flawlessly working system but how do I protect my throughput with an intelligent line design that anticipates challenges and mitigates against their cumulative effects? But that is not all. With so many moving parts, sourcing the right ones and bringing it all together – on-time and on-budget is no small feat either.

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Choose an Experienced Partner

Systems Integration projects - with ambitious goals, concrete deliverables and substantial investments - need experienced teams. Highly specialized individuals who guide the requirement discovery process, develop practical designs and manage the implementation to meet the agreed-upon deliverables. Such experts come in many shapes -  large engineering firms, integrators without OEM affiliation or OEMs who use their specialized machine knowledge as an advantage in offering integration services. Pearson's Systems Solutions Group is a unique blend of the latter two.

Having grown out of Pearson’s machine business and continuing a preferred partnership with our primary equipment supplier, we have deep knowledge of the equipment we implement and benefit from the comprehensive product portfolio, competitive lead times and strong technical support. We also remain exclusively focused on the specific area of secondary packaging line automation, but as opposed to many OEM integrators enjoy the independence of a discrete business unit to source, manage and optimize our resources according to the needs of our projects. Contact our Integration Experts

Discover why Pearson might be the right partner for you:

Preferred Partnerships

Our relationship with our primary equipment supplier assures both you and us that your system relies on high-quality machinery and a vendor that stands behind its products with support over the long run. For all other applications or components, vendors are evaluated with the same rigorous selection criteria worthy of preferred supplier status.

  • Demonstrated on-time delivery of equipment and associated services
  • Demonstrated accountability for the performance of their product or service
  • Consistent level of quality and competitive pricing

OEM Level Machine Expertise

The equipment used in a packaging line builds the foundation for its success. Having developed out of the machinery business, we have expert knowledge of Pearson Packaging Machinery’s equipment and how to best apply it in a system environment. However, Pearson’s machinery portfolio may not always be the right fit, or supply a necessary piece of the line. In that case, we use our strong background in machine design to ask the right questions and source the best equipment for the job.

Dedicated System Expert Resources

To deliver a complex system, machine level knowledge may be beneficial but system level expertise is critical. From mechanical engineering to controls integration, project implementation and overall management, we employ specialized talent to ensure we deliver on the big picture without losing sight of the details.

Looking at the System as a Unit

You want a functioning unit, not a collection of pieces. That’s why we focus on system level performance evaluations, system level safety evaluations and system level performance guarantees.

Virtual Line Design

Before your system becomes reality, we develop a three-dimensional, virtual twin that helps experience what the solution will look like and facilitate better conversations between all stakeholders. The model also allows us to simulate throughput and consequently validate our design concept or discover challenges before the build process is underway. Lastly, a digital twin enables us to begin programming the controls integration long before machines are connected, effectively cutting lead time by several weeks.