Senzani Group's ROBO.CASE/V15 is a robotic vertical case packing system. ROBO.PICK/SC is a robotic palletizer. Both utilize ELAU robotic control and servo solutions. The combined end-of-line system was on display at interpack.
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The first thing you noticed at Buhmann Systeme's interpack booth was the quiet. Their Servokart C400 tray erector ran virtually silent and the mechanical operation was exceptionally smooth. That translates to gentle package handling and a mechanically solid machine.
Designed for economical small batch production, Pester Pac Automation's UVP2-k side loading servo case packer is 1 full meter shorter in length than their previous model to fit in space-restricted installations.
You may recall the May 2006 article featuring ACMA's ‘pocket pack' lozenge and candy cartons Now ACMA has expanded its offering to a family of value-added cartons – and the cartoning machinery to form, fill and seal them.
It's actually quite compact, seeing as it replaces 4 separate machines and the conveyors connecting them. But massive is still the best description for the three twin-delta robot arms running Oystar A+F's SetLine end-of-line packaging system. Mounted on top, the big ELAU servo motors powering the robots could be seen from aisles away.
At the Heinz Pocatello, ID, plant, Smart Ones frozen meals are run through a highly automated line that includes automatic depositing of a vegetable/rice mixture (www.multi-fill.com), weighing of protein chunks (chicken, pork, etc.) on a pair of combination scales (www.yamatocorp.com), sauce depositing (www.raque.com), heat sealing of film to filled trays (www.raque.com), metal detecting (www.mt.com), lane dividing, tray infeed to cartoner (www.rajones.oystar-group.com), laser coding of cartons (www.domino-printing.com), vision inspection of cartons (www.cognex.com), metal detection (www.mt.com), case packing (www.douglas-machine.com), case coding (www.markem-imaje.com), and case code inspection (www.cognex.com).
New OmniControl checking system from Harro Höfliger Packaging Systems accurately checks the weight of each individual tablet or capsule without requiring any change parts. Video shot at Interpack demonstrates how the unique machine concept works.
In a booth filled with ELAU-equipped bagging systems, ICA's CSV40 Series Paket line demonstrated its ability to run multiple bag sizes and configurations, from simple pillow shaped bags to flat top and square bottom packs with longitudinal edge seams, tin-ties, degassing valves and gas flushing.
The F30 robotic vertical case packer from PRB is equally at home packing snack bars or shampoo bottles at speeds up to 20-30 cases per minute, and up to 100 individual products per minute. Find out why PRB has selected ELAU for its automation platform.
Unique compared to its competition, Harro Höfliger's Modu C capsule filler allows plug-and-play installation of ELAU servo-driven dosing units on wheels for various powders, liquids and solids in a matter of minutes.
Weber's precise, high speed 904 high speed food slicer averages under 1% give-away -- with 0.2% common. That's especially important in a time of record high meat and dairy prices and transportation costs.