Traditional vision inspection systems often do not allow direct integration into the machine control system (PLC). However, some vision systems have inputs that allow the PLC to send a trigger and outputs for transmitting signals back to the PLC indicating whether the product has passed inspection.
Tray packing machines are no different than all the other equipment in the packaging machinery universe. To be suitable for today’s marketplace, they must be flexible enough to offer fast and easy format changes.
Primary packaging of Bifi snacks isn’t the only operation that has been upgraded through automation at Unilever’s Ansbach plant. Multipacking of unit packs into multipacks also took a step forward about a year ago when a Model CP5.14.14/S vertical form/fill/seal system from Hastamat (www.hastamat.com) was installed.