Adjustable carton magazine linked with a long powered conveyor wherein about 1500 cartons can be stacked. Cartons are suction drawn by a rotary pick-up system having one arm, pre-folded by counter-suction and then loaded into the carton chain. Low level of cartons is sensed by a sensor, which triggers a warning horn and then stops machine if carton is not refilled within a certain time. Suction is supplied by a vacuum pump of 500 LPM capacity, driven by a 2 HP, 1440 RPM, 3-phase motor. Product conveyor, on which the products from the feeding device are transferred, which is adjustable simultaneously from central point according to product width. Carton length adjustment frame for adjusting carton chain and other stations according to length of carton. Carton length adjustment frame for adjusting carton chain and other stations according to length of carton. Continuous motion loading station for inserting product into the carton with the help of pusher rods that move simultaneously with the carton chain, gliding the product gradually & smoothly into the carton. Blocking of the product inserting motion of a pusher rod triggers a machine fault. The loading station has to be then manually reset with a handle. Tuck-in mechanism for tucking in the reverse or straight tuck flaps and closing the carton. Outlet conveyors for further closing the carton and then exiting it. Main drive system consisting of a 1HP, 260 RPM, 3-phase, 440V geared motor controlled by an AC drive. Jam on any of the stations triggers a machine-stop. Electrical system consists of a standalone tower-model control panel. Panel wiring is along CE lines. The operating panel is of swinging type. All programs are controlled by PLC and timing is given by an encoder. Error/Status messages are displayed on a touch-screen HMI fitted on operating panel.
~Chirag Naithani, Marketing/Sales, Mumbai, India
Machines should be more flexible. Every time we have a non standard item that should be packed and tightly sealed or vacuum packed we have to waste a lot of time often having to order new and very expensive sealing kits and forming webs.
~Orlando C, Chairman, Felgueiras, Portugal
A fully automated system that would estimate the void volume in the box and automatically create enough packaging material to fill that void and close the box without the need for a person.
~Marketing/Sales, Redwood City, CA
I wish the all packaging machines work totally automatic and can restart with same speed, accuracy & energy as stopped last time.
~Imran K, Technical Support, Lahore, Pakistan
- No maintenance
- Low rates of failure
- Easy to restart after a problem
- Low time for change product package
~Research & Development, Parma, Italy
Low cost flexibility
low floor space requirements
very high OEE - Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Low energy usage
~Terry Zarnowski, Marketing/Sales, Brewerton, NY
Automated, servo computer controlled size format changes
~Engineering, Consulting, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reliable, low noise, maintenance facilities
~Ediel Spalonsi, Planning Director, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil
Easy tool change/production change
~Haakon Aas, Engineer, Kongsvinger, Norway
Ease of changeover
~Bill B, Marketing/Sales, Fairfield, NJ
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Hastings, Australia
~Tom H, Engineer, Brownwood, TX