Cama: Robotic flowpack line for cheese

Cama’s new IG robotic packaging line packs flowpacks of sliced cheese in various multilayer collations into RSC cases, boxes, trays, and other containers. Line includes an FA forming machine, a vision-guided IG robotic unit with four Cama delta robots, and a double-head lidding machine.

One of the latest and most interesting Cama Dairy applications has been realized with a complete robotic line to pack flowpacks of sliced cheese in various multi-layer collations, with optimized change-over time. This solution belongs to the new BT Generation Systems. It combines maximum flexibility with the highest equipment performance.

The line is able to collect products arriving in primary packages from two lanes, loading the products into boxes in several different layer configurations according to customer requirements, subsequently placing them onto a dedicated conveyor leading to a separate double-head lidding unit. With an infeed rate of 120 products/min from each of two lanes (total infeed rate is 240 products/min), the versatility of the solution enables it to load both small SRP cases, as well as larger trays with side-walk closing, as requested from the main private label customers, and E-2 cases (plastic crates) that can be used for re-packing.

The line can perform multi-flavour configurations in smaller volumes, by loading boxes only partly, then adding additional flavors to complete the configuration before the lidding machine finishes the packing.

After the IG line, boxes are delivered to a Cama wrap-around and display-box case packer, for final shelf ready packaging.

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