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Wrapping It Up: Packaging Machine Optimization

When it comes to packaging machinery, "simple" is not a word that comes to mind. End users want the flexibility to create multiple packaging formations, handle various-sized products and accommodate other ever-changing, consumer-driven demands.

In fact, flexibility is one of the most important attributes of a modern-day packaging line. Not only do the lines have to handle a variety of container shapes and sizes, but there's often a rush to get the latest varieties to market. Packages are concerned with how fast they can get their new product introductions implemented into their processes.

Tekkra Systems was founded in 2004 to fill a void in the wrapping machinery marketplace by combining shrink wrap and end user packaging engineering experience. Focused on efficiency design and innovation, Tekkra looked for a partner that could deliver automation and control solutions equally as innovative. They chose to partner with Schneider Electric Packaging (formerly ELAU Packaging).

Together, Tekkra and Schneider Electric created the Tekkra T-245-60 multi-packer machine which uses five Schneider Electric Packaging intelligent servo modules. The result is an extremely effective product solution designed for a maximum speed of 300 bottles per minute. A total of nine recipes generate the multiple pack patterns required by the end user. The intelligent servo modules have allowed Tekkra to significantly shrink the overall size of the controls cabinet and reduce total system cables.

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