The KR-U staging and indexing conveyor carries stacks of 60 valve bags, 90 gusset bags, or 25 rsc cases to a servo driven lift table where a powerful vacuum feeder moves each piece to the Optimizer printer. Adding a restacker and return conveyor brings throughput to 45 pieces/min. The system handles case sizes ranging from 10-in. W x 12-in. L to 36-in. x 39-in. and bag sizes ranging from 12-in. W x 18-in. L to 36-in. x 36-in.
A new addition to the company’s KR line of integrated feeding and printing systems for shipping cases and kraft bags, the versatility and efficiency of this feeding automation combined with Iconotech’s direct contact, plateless printing process provides savings by freeing manufacturers from the high costs of short run preprint.