The Flex 1 features servo drives for precise motion control and eliminates the need to synchronize bagger and cartoner. Designed for bag-in-box applications such as cereal, powder, grains, and bakery products, the Flex 1 is also suitable for IQF products or trays (HMR kits).
Key benefits offered by the new automatic changeover feature include faster start-up, improved OEE, and repeatability. Customers can enter a pre-set recipe for each carton size and then return to that size with just the push of a button on the HMI. A red or green light will indicate to the operator that the adjustments are in the correct position to run the desired carton size. It also simplifies the process of changing operators or other staff.
The new feature allows operators to automatically change anything inside the guarding with just the push of a button. And, no change parts are required for adjustments within a 120 mm range. In addition, the Flex 1 cartoner offers a better carton loading mechanism that improves efficiency, as well as improved production and a compact footprint (10 ft. x 8 ft. 8 in.). The Flex 1 is designed to load single-, twin-, or triple-packages at speeds up to 100 cartons/min.