Could this sustainable packaging technique be coming to a store near
you? Perhaps, and at speeds that keep up with Norden's 500 tpm filler!
For Norden Pac, it's a proven secondary packaging technique for its
ELAU-equipped high speed tube filling & packing lines. For us,
it's a great sustainability idea from interpack 2008.
Norden Pac lines can run up to 500 tubes per minute. That's a lot of
toothpaste, but with 6.8 billion sets of teeth to brush, the planet
Norden specializes in tube filling, cartoning and tray packing using
pick & place robots to feed the fillers and ELAU servo systems for
such tasks as main drives, tube transports, filling pumps and lift,
synchronization between machines, transfer of filled tubes, carton
erecting, and automated changeovers.
The interpack demonstration featured a fully integrated system
consisting of a Nordenmatic tube filler operating at 170 tpm, check
weighing and inspection of individual tubes, and cartoning.
Norden also notes that ELAU makes communication with business systems
very easy to integrate. For consistent control and integration, Norden
consciously has applied the same ELAU control atmosphere across its
product line, from its smallest to largest machines.