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.
Printer from Hitachi America uses the stainless enclosure body that is sanitary, robust and rust resistant, which conforms to the IP55 international safety standards for dust-proof, drip-proof devices. This feature is extremely important for the beverage and food industry.
Hitachi’s small-character inkjet printer meets most marking applications including food, beverage, cosmetics. Prints on glass, metal, paper and plastic in various nozzle sizes which include 40, 55, 65 and 100 micron to cover a broad range of coding applications.
The Selectacom In-Line Weigher A918 and Advantage B5 intermittent motion vf/f/s bagger from Triangle were on display at Pack Expo Las Vegas. Watch how even product distribution and fast film change and thread-up help pack bags of candy at more than 100 packs/min.