AmeriPak (Warrington, PA) has recently replaced the traditional control panel on its 3-axis flow wrapper with a touchscreen HMI. Additional changes include servos on the main lug conveyor, end crimper/knife assembly, and fin seal assembly drives.
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The horizontal flow wrapper from Delta (Rogers, AR) offers the company’s SoftFlow software technology, which provides a PC-controlled “1 box” solution to motion control instead of a traditional 3-box control system.
Pack 2000, a servo-driven, modular flow wrapper from Klöckner Hänsel Tevopharm (Sarasota, FL), permits confectionery, baking and nutraceutical packagers to add or modify capabilities quickly and economically from a basic, low-speed system with manual infeed to a fully automated, high-speed packaging system.
Suitable for use in form/fill/seal, flow wrapping, cartoning, labeling and blister forming machinery, the PacDrive™ PC-based controller/servo drive system from Elau (Chicago, IL) is a fully digital system that replaces mechanical main shafts.