Shuttleworth’s Slip-Torque system employ a servo smart feed to stage product, backload, and index it into either a flow wrapper, shrink wrapper, or cartoner. System balances product and monitors it with sensors, and is equipped with vision systems.
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The Nuspark NTL-50 high-speed, delta-robot top-load case packer can accommodate a range of package types, from rigid to flexible, in virtually any collation pattern. The machine offers speeds to 50 loads/min, with changeovers accomplished through a touchscreen control panel.
The Ultijet industrial thermal ink-jet printer from MSSC is a small-character printer that can print on porous and nonporous substrates. Capable of multitasking, the system can perform large-character printing or can print on up to four production lines at the same time with one printer. The Ultijet uses HP ink cartridges.
The Tensiontech F fully automated stretch-hood applicator from MSK Covertech uses a single, gusseted film tube, stretched vertically and horizontally, to secure pallet loads. An alternative to spiral stretch wrapping, the system uses the least amount of film required and provides a clean, smooth look to pallets.
The Model 680 S high-speed front-and-back labeling system from Autolabe has all digital controls and a color touch screen HMI. Features top hold-down and the ability to speed-follow the applicators and all controls as the speed of the system flows up and down.
This A-700 continuous-motion rotary auger filler from AMS Filling Systems is an 18-pocket filler that handles containers in cylindrical, square, or other shapes. Fill ranges are from 4 oz to 32 oz at about 180 containers/min. Handles both free-flowing granulars and non free-flowing powders.
The Snapsil system from Snapsil Corp. takes roll-fed forming material, thermoforms it, fills it with liquid or powder, and then applies roll-fed lidding material. It combines the benefits of a stick pack pouch—portion control, easy to open, easy to dispense—with the convenience of a utensil. The consumer just snaps it open and dispenses.
Schubert Packaging Systems TLM (Top Loading Machine) Robotic Packaging system is seen in a beverage (beer) application in two of seven available modules; the first is the grouping or collating section, the second is the cartoning section where a 2-axis robot tracks the conveyor for gentle handling. The system includes bottle inspection.
New England Machinery’s freestanding SO-4 Secondary Orienter accepts rectangular, square, or round bottles with centered necks and/or handles in 4 different configurations and orients them. The low-profile unit also has easy access for changeovers.
Hudson’s Model 750 machine produces a variety of stand-up pouches. System shown runs 170 pouches/min in a two-lane configuration, producing 340/min total. Versatile machine folds film, applies and seals zipper, and seals pouch.
A solar-powered, tabletop volumetric piston filler, the Simplex AS-1 can run continuously on sunlight, or can charge 100-amp batteries, each of which can run for two hours. For use in remote locations with limited or no energy sources.
Focke & Co.’s video demonstrates an integrated line capable of meeting a variety of customer needs in different industries. This setup includes a Model 459 side-loading case packer that can pack 10 cases/min, leading into a Model 542 gantry-style palletizer.
Rockwell Automation mechatronics advances center on two new integrated actuator products featuring plug-and-play simplicity and the capability to reduce energy consumption up to 50% by eliminating mechanical components.
The dual-head ProSys ProTrac 220 High-Speed Tube Filler for plastic, laminate, or aluminum squeeze tubes uses a racetrack configuration and servos to speed production for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and adhesive industries.