Our Activity Areas

Our Activity Areas

Packaging Development

Competition and mobility in the advertising market is an unquestionable fact that packaging design and packaging are key. Now each product must be equipped with self-selling features. A good packaging not only protects valuable content, but it also allows it to last longer. A good packaging carries a brand message, makes it easier for the customer to use, attracts attention and, most importantly, activates the decisive purchase impulse. This increase in packaging has caused the packaging, also known as the "silent seller", to enter the marketing literature as the "fourth P" besides the "fourth P".

Sekeroglu is a well-established company that develops every day, thin-walled plastic packaging that inspires "standard" and "premium" segments to find innovative packaging solutions tailored to the product and consumer expectations to be filled in. Sekeroglu; both in terms of physical appearance, functional and technological innovation, and also in the development of innovative packaging in chemical structures, has reached an intellectual presence of around 200 so far and has a dynamic energy that always follows the innovations in its sector.

Focusing on the most appropriate solutions with an approach that focuses on the expectations of the suppliers and consumers in the course of design and development, extending from packaging development studies to "finished products". Sales, marketing and service analysis are carried out with preliminary design information, necessary trend studies, product usage locations, technological developments and follow up of competitors' situation. Cost preliminary studies, manufacturability studies and patent searches are then carried out. 

Innovations brought by the product, ergonomics researches are done by evaluating the advantages that the user can provide. 3D CAD models are prepared by observing possible limitations or necessities of packaging. The designs are developed with computer aided software. Following the presentation of these models, a basic modeling study is carried out. 
In the course of detailed design work, the ergonomics of the design is glanced. The product is prepared in an individual scale model computer environment by reflecting the design of technical, production and aesthetic expectations. The mechanical design of the parts that work with each other is detailed. These studies are engineering studies designed to test design, prototype and production processes in a virtual environment. 

Reverse engineering is also used when product development is needed. Reverse engineering is to get detailed information about the product by taking the product in the market and systematically examining it at engineering level. Factors such as molding conditions, use ergonomics, packaging function are taken into account along with customer expectations in the design phase. Engineering analysis and tests are carried out (flow, fill, cool, impact, etc. analysis) to investigate and estimate operating limits in product operating conditions. 
Prototyping and prototypes are also important in developing packaging. The resulting products are modeled in three dimensions in a computer environment, and the physical world and the virtual world are interconnected. Alternative designs can be created and tested in a shorter time. Rapid prototyping makes it possible to identify problems and eliminate them in the middle of the design phase. While these studies are going on, graphic designs are prepared together with the customer in terms of visual appeal. Design work is done to express the product best, to highlight it on the shelves and to appreciate it. With the approval of the prototypes, the mold production process is started. 

Packaging development studies are focused mainly on businesses engaged in food production, as well as in many sectors. Beside physical and functional packaging designs for food producing enterprises, every step of production processes of foodstuffs and packaging technology which has direct contact with food after production are carried out in cooperation with universities. Barrier applications to prolong food shelf life and prevent food waste, intelligent and active packaging technologies to show the health of food and environmental sensitive biodegradable packaging development are some of these.  

Plastic Injection Molding Systems

The plastic injection is a manufacturing method comprising injecting molten plastic raw material with the help of temperature into a mold, shaping it and cooling it out of the mold. Sekeroglu; since 1996, has been designing and manufacturing plastic injection molds.  

Mold production begins with the design of the product to be produced (eg packaging). Solid models of the product are designed and customer approval is obtained (see Packaging Development). Before starting to design the mold for the product, all the factors that will affect the design are collected. The purpose of use of the product, information on production performance, characteristics of the injection molding machine to be used in the mold, etc. are gathered and evaluated in detail. 

Mold design is designed as a solid model with CAD software considering many important factors such as workability of mold parts, mountability, suitability to injection machine and easy interoperability on machine. The designs are made using the help of engineering software for static force, flow, filling and temperature analysis. The design phase is the most important stage of all stages, and a wrong decision can cause serious costs.  

The design and analysis of the completed mold is planned for production. Mold production, quality control and assembly drawings are prepared and tolerated. A production schedule is determined and a job order is opened to the relevant looms. The concept of CAD data is transformed into CAM software and the production phase begins. 

The molds are designed and manufactured with high precision CNC workbenches with the design competence provided by the vast knowledge of the past years. Although the machines do most of the precision machining, experienced team work always stands out in mold making, practice and finishing. The precision and tolerances of the molds are continuously checked with high-tech precision measuring and control equipment (CMM) used at every stage.  

With the completion of all parts of the mold, the mold is installed and gets ready. The installation is carried out by an experienced team and in accordance with the planned installation steps.  
Once the assembly of the mold is completed, the mold must be tested. For each die a set of performance requirements is determined during the design phase. The molds are tested by mounting them on the high-speed injection machines in our company to determine the level of meeting these performance requirements. The conformity of the test specimens to the project, leakage test, strength test and measurement controls are made. If the production is for a customer, the test samples and results are evaluated together with the customer, and if there are any revisions, the mold is delivered to the customer.  

We operate more than 20 years of producing injection molds. It is also possible to manufacture very tough and multi-layer molds for mold production. In this regard, high-performance molds developed with TÜBİTAK support are also available.  

Robotics Automation Technologies 

Until then, from the industrial revolution alone, producing alone was not enough. In competitive terms, where the whole world has become an open market, making production fast, standard, safe and efficient has become an absolute necessity. The industry is automatically opposed to this obligation. The automation industry is an automation of business and management without human intervention. In other words, it is called automation to share the work done between man and machine. Automation can be done not by a single device or machine but by a collective study of many control and automation technology units. 

Robot automation solutions are being developed with R & D studies since 2006. The robots and automation systems developed in our center are designed to respond to the expectations at the highest level. The designs are carried out together with the professional technical team and the instructors working in the universities, the electrical, and mechanical and software requirements of the system are determined.  

Designed and completed automation systems are simulated in computer environment. Simulation is an important and necessary step to ensure that the system can operate in the most efficient way within the desired cycle times, integrate correctly into the existing production line, and correctly select and design all the equipment forming the system. In this way, the system can be avoided by observing the problems that can be experienced before it is physically installed. Simulation studies are a necessary step for every robotic automation project.

In our robotics automation solutions developed by our R & D Center, linear Cartesian, gantry and delta type robots are used, and both designs and productions of these robots are realized by our headquarters. Robotic automation solutions using articulated robots are designed and produced according to the requests from our clients. 

Robotic automation solutions implemented by our R&D Center are robot automation solutions for automation of injection machine, automation of CNC or transfer machines, machine feeding, palletizing and packaging and sorting robots which are mainly used for Cartesian and gantry type robots. Also; By supporting the robotic automation solutions mentioned above with image processing and other sensors, the abilities and functions of such robots can be improved.