HMPS is an Australian company which specialises in the design, development and manufacturing of high-quality machinery for packaging processes. Starting out as a result of the wine industry in South Australia, the company designed and developed the first bag in box machinery back in the 80s and has since grown to offer case packers, RSC, palletisers, carton erectors and sealers, sleevers, crate packers, pick and place applications and specialised robotic solutions.
HMPS are able to offer specialised machinery which is adapted to the client’s requirements. The company’s machinery is exported to Asia, South Africa, New Zealand, Europe and the USA.
Offering customers the latest in Industry 4.0 technology, HMPS Connect can be fitted to machinery as an optional extra. This option gives customers assurance that no matter where they are in the world, they have access to insight into their operation as well as remote technical support. Furthermore, HMPS has a fully trained technical team who travel to customers to assist with on-site commissioning, service and repairs. As a global player it partners with what it considers the best component suppliers ensuring spare parts and support is available to all their customers regardless of where all its customers are based.
Linh Bui, commercial manager, HMPS, says the company is looking forward to exhibiting for the fifth consecutive year in the Australian Pavilion.
Bui explains, “HMPS have installed a number of machines across the ASEAN region with customers in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. We have a dedicated export team who looks after these customers, their installations and technical requirements.
HMPS believes that our flexible approach to packaging and the scalability of the solutions we offer are of interest and value to Asia. HMPS offers machinery which can pack a large variety of sizes and configurations. All machines are custom designed according to the customer’s requirements. Machines are built to the highest quality standards and the solution is designed and engineered by our team of over 50 qualified staff who include design, mechanical, electrical, electropneumatic and software engineers.”
HMPS has developed a modular frame design which allows for benefits on multiple layers. For customers it means flexibility around growth and expansion which allows them to be fit for future. The standardised machine design features a modular format with a smaller, more compact footprint. The electronics are all fitted in an overhead panel which ensures that it is out of the way and only operated by appropriate staff members. The new design allows the customer more flexibility.
One of the key design elements is the visibility of the machine. Fault finding is a lot easier as the machine will light up in the area where the problem has occurred. The inner workings are off the ground allowing for ease of access, a safer operating environment for the operator and a clear walkway. A washdown version is available allowing for hygienic operation which is sealed or easily cleaned.
Finite Element Analysis was completed on the standard parts and HMPS understand the vibration and harmonics of the machine at various loads. This allows for a frame with less movement, a safer operating environment and a longevity of the product. Because these studies are already completed, the customer can look forward to a high-quality product manufactured in a short period of time. There is an option to fit machines with HMPSConnect, HMPS’ IoT solutions so that manufacturers even in the ASEAN region have the ability to receive the same amount of technical support; which has become increasingly popular with customers.