ESS Technologies: High speed pharma case packer

See it at PACK EXPO International, Booth # W-788! To meet upcoming 2017 serialization mandates facing pharmaceutical manufacturers, ESS Technologies has integrated its Model V30HS high speed robotic case packer with off-the-shelf serialization equipment to create a compact, fully automated system for aggregating and serializing case contents during the case packing process.

High speed pharma case packer
High speed pharma case packer

The new crank handle adjustment allows easy seal height changes from 2 in. up to 12 in. Capable of handling bottles, cartons, bundles and blisters, the V30HS uses a FANUC M-20iA robot for case loading. Working with Optel Vision, an OEM of serialization systems, ESS integrates the 360 deg. camera system at the infeed of the V30HS. Bottles labeled with unique ID codes are scanned at a rate of up to 400 bottles/min. per minute as they enter the servo collation area.

The V30HS automatically forms the correct pack pattern while simultaneously erecting an RSC case and placing it in the loading position. The FANUC M-20iA robot, equipped with ESS-designed end-of-arm tooling  will pick the entire pack pattern of bottles and load it into the case. Layer sheets may be placed to accommodate a 2-layer pack pattern. The robot can also be programmed to add medguides or booklets to the case.

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