Packserv and UTS support 4.0 connectivity

Packserv’s development of 4.0 connectivity for its suite of packaging machinery took another significant step forward this month with the secondment of Solomon Ould, PhD candidate from the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Centre of Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) to Packserv’s development team in Sydney.

Through its ongoing partnership with UTS, Packserv has been turning theory into practice as it builds its sustainable digital transformation strategy.
“The addition of Solomon to the team here has boosted our efforts to make ground-breaking technology available to our customers in the FMCG manufacturing space,” said Nathan Wardell, Packserv’s MD.

“Our focus on sustainability has led us to invest heavily in machinery in our factory, and also to rely on Australian-made and supported machinery.
“We have recently replaced two existing CNC machines with a single energy-efficient machine that complements our recent acquisition of a new compressed air system that uses one fifth of the energy required by our previous arrangements. “

“All Packserv machinery is made entirely in our Sydney factory with value, affordability, quality, and reliability as our driving force which is synonymous with the ‘made in Australia’ mantra” said Wardell whose company is an Australian made campaign licencee.

Wardell believes that, with Australia’s annual packaging machinery imports valued at about $500 million, offering quality products at competitive prices will help redress industry’s lean towards imports which began in the 1960s.

Packserv has been working with the engineering faculty at UTS for a number of years now, recently to develop machines that embrace digital transformation and drive increased self-sufficiency that will ultimately assist the on-shoring of manufacturing in the post-Covid 19 world.

Being an entirely onshore engineering design house means Packserv has the capacity and facilities to fabricate and support bespoke, high-quality machines, premium parts and accessories for customers.

“Our passion for all things Australian has driven most of our activities over the last few years. Solomon’s arrival means we will soon have a range of machinery available to the Australian market that incorporates technology that will drive efficiencies across the whole FMCG space entirely manufactured and supported from their own offices around Australia.”
Established in 2007, Packserv is a leading packaging machinery and technical services provider. Its range includes machines for volumetric filling, capping and container handling functions including conveyors in-feed and out-feed tables.

Operating nationally, Packserv also specialises in providing rentals for on-demand packaging equipment for filling, capping, labelling, printing, coding and induction sealing.

Read the article in Industry Update Website here

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