Report: Innovative new mechanical connection on PACK EXPO

The editors of PMMI Media Group (discovered a virtual event instead of a face-to-face expo) were divided and conquered to absorb PACK EXPO Connects together as much as possible. This is what they see in the machinery category.
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Due to the real success of flexible packaging in terms of sustainability and its growing popularity, it is not surprising that innovations in vertical and horizontal forming/filling/sealing systems are fully demonstrated on PACK EXPO Connects. Here, we briefly look at seven notable developments, starting with one of Triangle Package.Image #1.
According to the company, for liquid or semi-liquid filling applications, Triangle’s new XYTLF (vf/f/s) bagging machine (1) can provide greater output, better hygiene and save material, and these operations There is no need to sign a film contract. Designed for food service and other applications, including hot-filled and pumpable products, XYTLF-type packaging products such as soups, sauces, mashed potatoes, bread pastes and fruit fillings, as well as instant macaroni and cheese. The speed is up to 30 gallons per minute.
As demonstrated on PACK EXPO Connects, the XYTLF model can be integrated with Hinds-Bock pumps or other liquid fillers. Standard features of the Triangle X series include Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley ControlLogix, AB Kinetics servo drives and AB PowerFlex AC drives.
XYTLF type has a number of unique advantages, including the innovative design of servo filling and scraper holders, which improves productivity, thereby achieving higher accuracy, flexibility, clean sealing, no leakage and less air in the bag. . Since film contracts are not required, packers can choose their own film suppliers and better control material costs. The vf/f/s system is also a cost-saving alternative to rigid containers such as prefabricated bags or cans.
Features of the hygienic design include: quick removal of the sealing clamp and rear seal assembly for easy flushing; hygienic IP69K stainless steel motor with air purge function; and a rotatable control box for the four sides of the machine. Most importantly, optional features include ultrasonic sealing for higher speeds and 100% seal integrity, and check weight feedback for accurate filling.
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BW Flexible Systems’ new Hayssen ISB vf/f/s solution (2) aims to provide first-class hygienic design, modern industrial machine intelligence, and intuitive operation packaging for vertical form-fill-seal. In order to develop ISB (Intelligent Hygienic Packaging Machine), BW Flexible Systems conducted customer voice interviews in target markets (including fresh products, frozen/personal quick freezing (IQF) and cheese), asking about pain points and preferred functions.
Ed Haarsgaard, head of sales for new machines at BW Flexible Systems, said: “What we have heard in these conversations is that there is a need for an unparalleled hygienic design that is easy to replace, but also flexible and intuitive to operate.” Haisen ISB provides powerful hygienic design and modern intelligent systems, thanks to our customer-centric approach and decades of rich packaging knowledge.”
The entire machine has high-pressure flushing capabilities, including its human machine interface (HMI), which usually requires protection due to its sensitive components. The enclosure protection class of this vf/f/fs is IP66, NEMA 4X. Other sanitary features include its frame, which is an open channel design with slanted surfaces and the contact between the parts does not exceed 1 square inch. Picture #3 in the text of the article.
In addition, Hayssen ISB uses supports and flange fasteners to eliminate secondary hardware such as gaskets. The film roll of the bagging machine can be completely disassembled without tools, and it is completely sealed with long-life bearings. In addition, the vacuum belt is a potential source of contamination and pathogen growth, so the friction belt has been eliminated.
Hayssen ISB’s HMI can be equipped with cellular network functions to communicate with tablet computers for training opportunities without affecting production requirements. The system can self-diagnose potential problems in real time and automatically calculate program values ​​to maximize performance.
Except for the sealing jaws, the conversion on Hayssen ISB does not require any tools. The machine has a straight-through film threading function, and its entire unwinding and film path are carefully designed, which can be adjusted immediately for film tracking. Use the laser measuring system to automatically manage and maintain the film tension.
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Mark Stenske, the service manager of the ProMach brand Matrix, used PACK EXPO Connects to demonstrate how Matrix Bag-in-Bag provides an innovative way to pack single and multiple pillow bags in the outer or main packaging bag.
The Matrix Elete bagging machine is essentially two machines in the same rack. In the demonstration, a bagging machine above is feeding another bagging machine below a single fence. In the application of ground coffee, the upper part packs the product in heat-sealed filter paper bags, and the lower part packs these bags in metalized film packaging. The filter paper material roll and foil film roll are on the back of the machine. At the front, when the vertical sealing strip intermittently seals the top, the traction belt advances the upper filter paper, and the end sealing jaws separate each filter paper bag and place them in the funnel to introduce the second part of the machine.
There, pull the belt again at the bottom to advance the film, this time with a metalized film, which has a horizontal seal to form an end seal, and separate each metalized film bag with a knife. All programs are saved in the recipe and can be called in future runs. Image #5 in the article text.
Another application on display includes filling small single-serve candy bags of registered film into transparent plastic film at a ratio of 10:1, which is equivalent to 90 primary bags/minute and 9 secondary transparent bags/minute.
The third application is the coffee filter bag again. A unique side-mounted jaw clamp is used in the upper machine to make the filter paper bag round to match the filter basket of the coffee brewing machine. This means that when the sachets leave the initial jaws of the side-turning, they will be oriented vertically and must be reoriented through a transition funnel that rotates the bag 90 degrees to fit the lower bag.
In all cases, these two parts are independently controlled through the touch screen HMI, and the length, temperature and sealing time are independently set. The clear shell allows you to easily enter the operating window to monitor performance and correct any problems.
Image #6 in the main body of the article: “The transfer is straightforward-in the top machine, the finished bag is formed almost inside the top of the forming tube of the bottom machine,” Stenske said. “After making the top seal and cutting and releasing the bag, it will fall directly into the second bag. The machines communicate with each other, so when the top machine makes the bag, the bottom machine is ready to accept it and go through it automatically. It’s looping.”
Other applications include snacks, mixed feeds, and even single-use pet food. As shown in the picture, Spee-Dee’s auger filler is used in coffee applications.
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According to the introduction of WeighPack Systems Inc., its extremely versatile XPdius Elite 1700 vertical bagging machine (6) can fill bags up to 17 inches (width x 24 inches), including film tracking, and a removable drawstring without tools. , Forming tubes and film. A video about the new large-format launch is available in the virtual showroom of PACK EXPO Connects. Available options include bag liner attachments, gas flushing, hole punches, peeling notches, polyethylene sealing components, rotatable bag supports, bag tapers for product settlement, and batch number printing.
The XPdius vertical bagging machine can produce up to 3,000 large-format bags per hour. It includes dual servo motors and drives for its drawstring components and horizontal sealing jaws. These drives ensure complete control of acceleration, deceleration and positioning, while ensuring high performance throughout the production process.
The XPdius vf/f/s machine can be integrated with any auxiliary weighing filling machine, including Paxiom’s own PrimoCombi multi-head weighing machine, Star Auger powder filling machine or PrimoLinear net weight filling machine.
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Modular platform suitable for healthcare manufacturing Optima Packaging Machinery’s Zero Machine platform (3) takes modularity as the core. Other major additions to the machine platform include format flexibility and increased output, as shown in the OPTIMA Zero L1 version. It is designed to package feminine hygiene and incontinence products. These products are packaged in prefabricated bags, usually PE, although other materials such as paper or bio-based materials can also be used, which are delivered through the ticket gate.
As the demand for paper hygiene products increases, flexibility is the key to providing multiple products on a single machine, whether the product itself is tri-folded, vertical packaging or small and medium packaging. The new Zero machine platform is built to be completely modular. Some manufacturers may not need to change the format within a given date or week, but the platform provides options to save a lot of time through automatic format changes and module conversions and module changes. Picture #7 in this article.
When changing the format, the process can be adapted to the product. The OPTIMA Zero L1 welding module is an example. When processing long products first and then processing small size products, by selecting a new format, the heat-sealing module will be closer to the stack. This makes the process more consistent and faster.
OPTIMA Zero L1 provides the option of improving performance through dual expansion, namely “dual channel”, which is a new feature in the field of feminine hygiene and mild incontinence. There is no need to design a new process to switch modules, so the company can prepare for future changes.
The system is based on a new machine structure. It can be assembled and assembled in various lengths (for example, two meters or five meters long), and the modules can be accommodated in different positions. In the past, the installation location of each unit was fixed.
Flexibility also extends to software. PLC has a modular design similar to that used in mechanical engineering.
Optima describes the simulation of machine interlocking functions and function sequences as a digital twin model. In this way, engineers in the design phase can see if the mechanics, electronics, and software work together in the desired way.
Optima said that on the new Zero platform, more configurations and fewer designs-more time can be used to develop individual functional modules. So far, it is necessary to develop specific processes around specific modules. The company stated that all that needs to be done now is to design and test specific modules and make individual adjustments in the factory.
Each customer only invests in the modules they need, whether it is equipment for a process that requires format changes five times a day, or equipment for a process that requires high-speed production of the same packaging within five weeks. Picture #8 in this article.
Using OPTIMA Zero L1, the functional modules can be adjusted. In this way, modules can be added or the process can be optimally adjusted according to the product and packaging format.
If automatic conversion is not required (for less frequent format changes), manual format changes supported by the adjustment wheel and counter are sufficient. If you need to change the format quickly in the future, you can use an exchangeable module to complete it.
Optima is currently developing other modules for OPTIMA Zero L1. These modules are designed to handle particularly small formats, larger products, two-layer packaging configurations, and three-fold products.
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Late-stage customized solutions PACK EXPO Connects has at least two exhibitors focusing on late-stage customized solutions. The first is Buskro, which first launched its Packaging Personalization System (PPS) on PACK EXPO Connects. It was developed for variable data printing, personalization or post-customization, and is a modular solution (4) that contains (though not necessarily) digital drop-on-demand inkjet printheads usually from Kyocera. According to Buskro marketing coordinator Kyle Kropman, single-fed PPS is suitable for four-color CMYK printing on cardboard or corrugated packaging. Due to the inherent flexibility and non-printing nature of digital printing, the system provides a way for brand owners, for example, to stock fewer types of pre-printed packages because it makes it possible to print a small number of packages. Or there is no preparation time. PPS is based on its modular transportation and can be customized for various substrates.
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Figure 9 in the text of the picture. Then there was a demonstration by Coesia’s Atlantic Zeiser, the highlight of which was the Digiline Versa system specially designed for later customization (5). It utilizes Ricoh’s digital inkjet print head technology and UV curable inks suitable for flat substrates (such as cardboard, plastic film or metal). Therefore, if a different language is required, or the brand owner wants to use QR codes on certain cartons instead of others, or if certain groups of people need to use different graphics on cartons containing the same product, then you need What they did was transfer the cartons to the Digiline Versa system when they left the cartoning machine. For brand owners, this is a good way to segment and differentiate their packaging to serve the micro-segment of the market. It all involves localizing, personalizing and customizing the packaging at the latest stage of the packaging process.
One way to install this new Digiline Versa system commercially is in a cosmetics company that is printing flat carton blanks before it even reaches the folder/gluer. The blanks are folded and pasted into rows when they leave Digiline Versa, and then immediately enter the cartoning machine.
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Horizontal molding/filling/sealing is now moved to the hf/f/s aspect of things, we come to Coesia company Volpak, which launched on PACK EXPO, which connects SC+ machines (7). Wolpark said that what sets it apart is that the roll-on-roll unwinding module and the rotating tower on which the pouches are filled and sealed are based on the principle of continuous motion. Generally, they are more likely to be intermittent exercise operations. Since the film fed into the machine is constantly tensioned without having to stop the pulling or stopping, the tension on the film is much smaller. This greatly reduces the chance of membrane rupture, especially where thin films are involved.
The forming of the bag is done on a module, which is no different from the system provided by Volpak in the past and is done on the basis of intermittent movement. However, when the formed pouches need to be transferred to the filling turret, the machine will resume continuous motion again. Use a bag grabber to open each pouch, blow it open, stretch it open, fill it and seal it.
Volpac said that the first installation of the machine was carried out in an Argentine manufacturer that produces 950ml bags of liquid detergent, and they run at a speed of 280/min. The company also added that the system now being developed will use a similar bag, but will be cut at a 45-degree angle so that the corner fitting can be used to pour the spout. Two other things are worth noting. There are three versions of SC+. It is foreseeable that the highest speed is used for sachets in the range of 100 to 500 mL. The second version is suitable for 250 mL to 2 L sachets, and the third version is suitable for 3 L sachets. Finally, SC+ can also be used in a non-roll version, where the filling turret receives prefabricated sachets. Picture #10 in the text of the article.
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As demand for snack foods increases in 2020, bagging systems have become a popular choice for machinery, partly because of the pandemic and people spending more time at home. On PACK EXPO Connects, PPi Technologies Group presented the new SN FME 50 (8), a compact hf/f/s machine from SN Maschinenbau, designed to shorten delivery time and package snack foods for end users , The entry-level price point of gummies, herbs, spices, powdered products, lotions, etc.
Thom Cain, PPi’s sales support manager, said that in the past few years, the industry has been pushing for the production of thinner single-material films because multilayer films are not easy to recycle. “However, if a machine is not designed to run this material, then it may tear.” Considering the sustainability of the packaging, SN FME 50 is designed to run recyclable film, pulling evenly to avoid tearing. Will sacrifice speed.
The system runs at a speed of up to 100 bags/min, and is capable of format conversion in less than 15 minutes (without the use of tools as much as possible). The system takes up very little space, approximately 12.0 feet x 4.10 feet x 6.6 feet, so it does not require much space to install and operate the new package.
With the help of an added multihead scale (from a scale supplier), the machine can run chewing gum, which has increased demand in the health food and cannabis industries. Speed ​​of delivery is the main feature of SN FME 50-remote installation can be completed within a few days.
The company also demonstrated the SN FM 060 125 system, which is an hf/f/f system with basic, advanced and flushing variants.
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The CMR II continuous motion hf/f/s machine is a new product of Cloud Packaging Solutions and can be configured for a variety of complex filling applications. In its function, the machine can handle 4 to 12 inches (W x 6 to 15 inches) H bags, with gussets of 0 to 5 inches (inches), running at a speed of up to 140 bags/min, and compatible A variety of packaging bags. The zipper opens and closes, and it is a USDA washing sanitary product.
In the entire packaging range, the sachets are formed in the form of duplex intermittent motion, and individual compression control is performed on each tooling column to ensure the formation of the highest quality sachets. After the bag is formed, it will be continuously moved, in which it is fixed on each side by a clamp, and then filled by a moving duckbill funnel, which provides three times the filling time, can accurately fill the product, thereby preventing the product Spills and spills-seals are contaminated.
Picture #11 in the picture text. This is a mobile duckbill funnel, which allows CRM II to fill products that are difficult to pack because it will sneak into the pouch and then open to open the pouch to the maximum and extend the filling time, so that the machine can slow down the product Measure it out. The duckbill funnel can be stirred, and the baffle can also be used to help package difficult products.
According to Kyle Scalise, Global Account Manager of Cloud Packaging Solutions, who demonstrated the new machine in a live demonstration of PACK EXPO Connects, he said: “Cloud developed this machine as the next generation of our existing machine, CMR 1500. Over the years. , We have achieved success in all dry and flowable workpiece applications, especially for mass filling. It has been especially used in the pet food industry, because the product geometry is difficult and the filling volume is large, and the moving funnel will be extended Filling time, so that the product has more time to enter the bag.
“After many discussions with customers, we developed the next generation of CMR CMR II and asked them what their pain points were. We collected this information and found common difficulties: conversion time from one bag to another, conversion Difficulties and the quality of maintenance operators/personnel. With this in mind, we designed a machine that eliminates the complexity of the conversion by automating as much as possible, thereby reducing the need for highly trained personnel to perform the conversion demand.”
The automatic conversion takes only 15 minutes to complete. Scalise said that the tooling column can run the entire range of bags in the machine. Compared with the past, the end user had to purchase multiple sets of tool racks, but now this is a tool rack that comes with the machine and can run the entire pouch range.
Scalise added that CMR II can operate its entire bag making range in duplex mode in the bag making area, eliminating the need to switch from duplex to simplex bag making in time. The machine also has an independent compression control function on each tooling column, thereby providing greater flexibility in the various films and zippers used.
CMR II was built and designed in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, and all parts and services were dispatched from this location.
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The image #12 in the text of the article e-commerce product fact proves that Packsize International LLC’s on-demand packaging box converter and accessory product line is a sustainable and cost-effective way to optimize e-commerce shipping boxes. According to the company, using its solution to rationalize packaging can save on average packaging-related costs, such as transportation, material, and DIM weight costs, which can save 20% to 30%.
However, the key to the success of the system is to pack accurate dimensional data of those products. In an interview before the show, Packsize’s Midwest Sales Director Cameron Stout shared details of one of the company’s latest products (9), which was launched on PACK EXPO Connects, Scan2Pack’s customizable 3D dimensioning system. He Support this internally. He used to be the director of the company’s senior product group.
As Stout explained, accurate product dimensions were not required before, and many companies lacked this data. “Therefore, this has always been an obstacle for us to achieve on-demand packaging, because if you don’t have dimensional data, or you don’t have an efficient time way to get this information to the machine, what does it mean? Do on-demand packaging, right?
The solutions Packsize provides for data capture include static dimensioning systems for low-throughput applications with certain size requirements, all the way to systems in motion designed for high-throughput, high SKU variability applications. For motion systems, the price ranges from $45,000 to $60,000, which is a high cost for companies that are new to e-commerce.
To fill this gap, Packsize collaborated with partner LMI to develop Scan2Pack, which uses a laser scanner (which Stout says is essentially a laser screen) and software integrated with Packsize On Demand packaging machines. The scanner is mounted on a variable speed conveyor belt. When the product passes under the scanner, the size will be calculated and sent to the machine through Packsize’s PackNet software. Then, the machine will produce boxes suitable for these sizes. In order to create a box of the right size for multiple items, Scan2Pack uses a packing logic when the items pass under the laser screen.
Image #13 in the article text. “It enables customers to work quickly and efficiently without the need for dimensioning databases, and allows them to truly, truly create packages of the right size on demand. Anything they can put in the machine, something they can scan and send out. “Stout said.
Stout added that a unique feature of Scan2Pack is that it enables customers to determine the size of larger items (up to 48 inches x 48 inches x infinite length items) in a cost-effective manner. “We can design a system for each individual customer, and this is not easy in the market. He explained: “Everything else is limited only by a specific window, so this allows us to expand the window or according to the application. Shrink the window. ”
Scan2Pack can also help customers build a size database, which may be a huge benefit for companies that are just starting to engage in e-commerce, and these companies may not seek control of the size data with their suppliers. “This allows them to do it themselves and allows them to complete it relatively quickly and easily, rather than having temporary employees walk around with the dimensioning system on a cart, for example, and then pull things off the shelves and scan them. It took them weeks, weeks or even months to do this.” Stout said. “For them, this is just the most cost-effective way to build a database or build a box in real time.”
Another new product of Packsize series size measurement system is DIM2Ship. Using the manual DIM2Ship system, the operator places the product to be scanned on the designated corner of the table, and then scans the length, width and height of the product. The scanned data is then transmitted to PackNet to create a suitable size box on the associated on-demand packaging system.
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Wexxar Bel of the ProMach brand used the demonstration time to introduce the new BEL 5150E during PACK EXPO Connects. The company stated that this is the first semi-automatic case forming, packaging and sealing solution, with automatic case size conversion function, mainly for low To medium-speed e-commerce applications (10). Servo motors have been integrated into all three change points to achieve fast and automatic size changes. As the size of e-commerce applications continues to change, BEL 5150E provides a distinctive and reliable solution.
When BEL 5150E is integrated with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, it can achieve the best results, tracking the entire process from order receipt to delivery. For example, when a picking order is approaching a packaging station, the ERP system will send a signal to BEL 5150E and the operator, suggesting the best situation for the order. The BEL 5150E can then start to change the size to the suggested situation, and the operator can select and load the appropriate size box. After completion, when BEL 5150E receives the next carton size information to restart the entire production cycle, the order will be verified, stamped, labelled and ready for shipment. Picture #14 in the picture.
Sander Smith, Product Manager of Wexxar Bel, said: “BEL 5150E provides medium-speed e-commerce export system operators with a way to greatly reduce their labor while increasing production.” “In the e-commerce world, operators are dealing with different packaging stations. Size products. We researched our system to find ways to improve operator efficiency.”
Although many e-commerce applications seem to use 8 to 15 different box sizes, the BEL 5150E can accommodate up to 30 different box sizes and can be expanded if necessary.
When the BEL 5150E is integrated with the ERP system, the best results in terms of efficiency and productivity can be seen. The operator can also select the box size from the HMI screen, or integrate any type of input tools required, such as buttons, scanners, etc. . In both cases, the machine will select the appropriate box size and automatically make the necessary adjustments for each product.
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The Peco Inspx PACK EXPO Connects showroom is equipped with numerous inspection systems ScanTrac Fermata X-ray system, which can perform high-resolution X-ray inspection of products transported through the pipeline. It has a variable-diameter inspection plate assembly that can accurately and repeatably inspect the product flow. Cermet X-ray tubes enable Fermata to identify small pieces of foreign objects such as bones, metal, glass and rubber.
The system can be equipped with a remote monitor for inspection of pipelines outside the production workshop. The standard Fermata configuration includes 4 inches. Diameter check piping assembly and positive-acting two-way discharge valve assembly with installation.
Fermata is designed for use in piston pump systems. The material flowing through the pipeline must be continuous and free of air pockets. The Fermata piping system checks the bulk material flowing through the pipes at speeds of up to 600 feet or 300 gallons per minute. From protein to vegetables and fruits, products that are transported in bulk through pipelines can be checked for foreign matter before packaging. Rejected products are transferred for disposal or further inspection.
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THiNK is a new artificial intelligence tool (11) integrated on the Sesotec metal detector, designed to help food processors produce safe food, comply with food safety guidelines and regulations, reduce waste and protect their consumers and brands. This tool can actually eliminate the impact of product defects and provide accurate detection of metal parts with fewer errors.
Christian Stadler, Sesotec Marketing Director, said: “We use artificial intelligence in metal detection to detect smaller pollutants than before.” “This can improve food safety.”
According to Sesotec’s live demonstration on PACK EXPO Connects, if the packaging contains metal or metal film, it is difficult to detect metal contamination in the product. The advantage of THiNK technology is that it can be used well with metalized packaging.
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The Thermo Scientific Sentinel 1000 Selectscan metal detector (12) made its debut on PACK EXPO Connects. It uses a completely flexible frequency optimization in the frequency range of 50 to 1000 kHz for each application. “With a single-frequency metal detector, you have only one chance to select the correct frequency that promotes the highest level of metal detection,” said Alex Kinne, an application engineer in Thermo Fisher’s product inspection department. Kinne explained that the processor can also use Thermo Scientific’s automatic learning function to select the frequency.
Kinne said: “Customers need flexible inspection solutions without affecting performance.” “Usually, customers will run multiple products on the same production line on the same day. Therefore, Selectscan technology is around performance, efficiency and ease of use. Developed in principle.”
The Selectscan metal detector is very suitable for dry, inert products with relatively low product effectiveness, such as dry pasta or frozen food. The individual frequencies of Selectscan are optimized for each application. Kinne added: “If you change the product file, you can select the frequency, or you can change the frequency to a different but optimized frequency.” Image #16 in the main body of the article.
According to Kinne, Sentinel 1000 can provide a high level of metal detection to ensure food safety, thereby reducing the risk of high recalls due to contamination. Kinne explained: “Our quality assurance check feature makes audits easy. This feature simplifies the audit process and automatically stores records.”
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Mekitec’s new X-ray inspection system (13) uses a separate dedicated X-ray beam to better cover packaged beverages and liquid and solid foods. Mekitec has a deep background in X-ray and is using its expertise to bring innovative X-ray inspection systems to the food and beverage industry. This equipment manufacturer demonstrated its latest innovation at PACK EXPO Connects-X-ray system, which can provide accurate main packaging inspection for products whose height is greater than their width.
The Sidemeki system uses dual focus X-ray technology to inspect liquid and solid packaged products. Juho Ojuva, Director of Global Sales, pointed out that this technology allows the system to see not only foreign objects that are usually located near the bottom of the package, but also the filling level or location of the bottle cap, for example, foreign objects located near the top of the package. And Mekitec’s customer service.
“You have a fixed generator at the bottom of the product. Then behind it is an adjustable X-ray generator, you can use it to get the best image of the top of the product.” He explained. “Depending on your application, you can use the Sidemeki system with one or both of these generators at the same time, depending on what you need to do with the system.” The X-ray beam can be adjusted for various product sizes.
Sidemeki comes with different connection options-the side feed option that connects in parallel to the existing production line and the end feed option that connects directly to the existing production line. Ojuva said the side-feed option is “very useful for products that are difficult to move from one conveyor belt to another.” Integration and automatic rejection can remove unqualified packages from food production. Like all Mekitec systems, Sidemeki has complete package-by-package traceability to provide transparency and reliability.
The side-shot X-ray inspection system has been in the company’s radar system for some time, but Mekitec decided to spend some time to perfect the solution to ensure that it meets the actual needs of customers. Mikko Nuutinen, Director of Product Creation at Mekitec, said: “When we first specified system functions, we took some time to understand the unique challenges, needs and expectations food manufacturers face for these types of products and inspection systems.” “We have met these challenges, needs and desires, and created the possibility of having the clearest X-ray images, and even for the highest food products, we have achieved valuable quality inspection functions without affecting the performance of foreign body detection.” The image #17 text.
Previous inspection systems for these food and beverage applications were either too complex, too expensive, or too simple and limited in return. Mekitec hopes to change this by developing the Sidemeki system.
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During PACK EXPO Connects, Loma Systems’ new IQ4 RUN-WET metal detector conveyor belt (15) made its debut. The system is specially designed for demanding environments. In this environment, the cleaning of the machine is particularly demanding and frequent.
The RUN-WET specification of the Loma IQ4 metal detector reaches IP69k grade, and is hygienic design according to some key principles of EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering Design Group). These principles provide the best cleaning standards and can withstand harsh high pressure and high temperature cleaning. Conditions while maximizing production efficiency.
“IQ4 RUN-WET includes many enhanced hygiene functions that can directly meet some of the issues that our users are most concerned about,” said Antoine Dodier, customer relationship manager at ITW Loma Systems. “Not all processing equipment can withstand harsh environments. In fact, only certain parts of the production line are covered during the washing process.”
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The METTLER TOLEDO C35 checkweigher (16) displayed during PACK EXPO Connects is designed for harsh environments and can provide accurate weighing results on a stable weighing platform that can resist high pressure washing and Most corrosive detergents. The system frame is designed according to the principles of hygiene, and the surface can be cleaned and tilted to prevent liquid collection. The system supports speeds of up to 250 bags/min, and weight ranges from 25 g to 7 kg.
The C35 automatic checkweigher is suitable for various production situations that require reliable weight control, including food processing. Optional conveyors and handling features (including guide rails to ensure smooth product handling) can transport open products such as cans, pallets and cans. It also enables the company to use one of two optional weight data interfaces to check 100% of its products, isolate substandard packaging and collect production data.
According to Keri Klein, the checkweigher product line manager, the C35 checkweigher can be equipped with feed and discharge side gripper transport devices to safely and effectively move the opened container down the conveyor line, thereby avoiding overflow at the transfer point . These side handles can be adjusted to suit product specifications and safely guide the product from the customer’s conveyor to the checkweigher’s inlet. On our infeed conveyor, we provide small diameter rollers to facilitate and smoothly transfer the entire weighing conveyor to the outfeed conveyor, so as to achieve seamless and accurate weighing. “She said. Picture 18 in the picture.
Weighing the open container as close as possible to the filling machine allows the automatic checkweigher to provide feedback to the filling machine, and to optimize the filling weight by adjusting the filling machine, thereby minimizing overfilled products and Reduce product waste. Klein said: “Processors can also reject underfilled products for rework to ensure compliance with label weight.” “If the process does not provide an opportunity for feedback, weighing the product before capping and labeling can also reduce the rejection of overweight products. Waste packaging materials to save costs.”
METTLER TOLEDO’s communication solutions include Ethernet/IP PROFINET and PROFIBUS DP OPC DA/UA, as well as TCP/IP, and various serial communication solutions. Fieldbus and OPC solutions use Pack ML (ISA TR88.00.02) as a basic part of their infrastructure. The C series checkweigher provides real-time monitoring of Critical Control Points (CCP) to support end-to-end compliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Control (HARPC) principles.
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At PACK EXPO Connects, Fortress Technology launched the first Raptor “smart” scale series (17), which expanded its scope to checkweighers. According to Fortress, the Raptor checkweigher is designed for a new generation of manufacturers welcoming the digital revolution. It includes an intelligent conveyor belt removal system and intuitive digital process monitoring technology to improve inspection efficiency, reduce operational efficiency and reduce product waste.
The Raptor series includes three systems: a single-frame stand-alone checkweigher, a combination of a metal detector and a checkweigher, and an XL box weighing system for batching and large packaging applications. According to Fortress, these three aspects meet North America’s requirements for a powerful, accurate, hygienic and compact food weight control system using the latest digital intelligent processing technology. The innovative common features of this series of products include tool-free maintenance, leading digital software processing, and a completely unique conveyor motor version.
Fortress President Steve Gidman (Steve Gidman) said: “This is a breakthrough in the North American food inspection market. It uses invisible technology to improve process efficiency. Raptor is a high-quality weight control solution. The solution can be integrated or not integrated with the metal detector at the best price. All products are delivered in flexible and hygienic packaging.”
Raptor’s features include high-end weight control technology to ensure absolute traceability. According to Fortress, the Raptor control system provides highly accurate and consistent weighing results by instantly capturing sample readings of individual packages within milliseconds. Raptor sales engineer Matthew Gidman explained: “Only by using the most advanced ARM processor, this kind of data capture and analysis can make food factories pay attention to product waste and gifts, thus changing the rules of the game.” “Using Raptor’s digital data capture function, manufacturing Suppliers can identify upstream operational defects, including packaging, handling and overfilling of packaging waste.”
Fortress pointed out that Raptor also provides another hygienic precedent: it introduces a new tight-fitting conveyor concept that can quickly release and disassemble decks, belts, motors and rollers. Overcoming the long-term industry challenge of loosening belt tension during machine sanitation, the operator only needs to loosen and disconnect the conveyor motor, and then lift the entire conveyor assembly. Within a few seconds, the conveyor belt and its various components (such as rollers and bearings) were removed along with maintenance and cleaning. When the belt is clamped back to its original position, the belt tension and alignment will be restored immediately.
Image #19 in the article text. “The Raptor conveyor is very fast and can be disassembled, reassembled and put back in place. No tools are required, which means there is no need to worry about hidden contaminants or loose screws. In addition, the tightly installed smooth surface conveyor eliminates belt noise, Belt noise can affect the accuracy of the checkweigher,” Matthew Gidman explained.
Another feature of the Raptor is its new 19 inches. Smart touch screen. The screen is larger than most digital tablet computers, so machine operators can customize operations and display the most relevant parameters in the foreground. From net weight, average weight to product gifts, the operator only needs to select the home screen he likes. Graphics and visual cues help mark and respond to key trends.
For fail-safe, auditable test routines, the quality assurance manager can program reminders and test plans into the HMI. The visual alarm uses smart technology to alert the operator when a test is needed. The test process including pre-programmed test parameters is clearly stated, and there is no room for human error.
The Raptor Combination system is specifically designed for high-end candies, chocolates, bakeries, nutrition bars, and packaged meat and cheese. It is 1.7 m long, Fortress said, which is actually half the length of similar combination systems on the market. However, the company added that despite its compact size, the metal detector still has a full-size detection head to ensure that sensitivity is not affected.
Raptor’s universal design uses compatible assembly parts, giving manufacturers the option to purchase a standalone Raptor checkweigher. Built-in standard 30 inches to 32 inches. The Raptor checkweigher has a high height and can easily weigh a variety of products, packaging sizes and specifications (from flexible packaging to rigid packaging), and can be transferred to other production lines when needed.
All the same principles have been applied to Raptor XL. The rejection station is designed to adapt to any box or big bag application that weighs no more than 50 kg. The rejection station can be customized to remove substandard products on the production line.
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Engilico of PACK EXPO Connects uses an online 100% HyperScope seal inspection system (19) that uses hyperspectral imaging technology, which can detect foreign objects or contaminants in the sealed area of ​​hard packaging.
Automatic detection of contaminated seals is very important for food safety and production automation in packaging. For a standard vision system, it is very difficult to check the seal of a package with a printed top film because the printed film is opaque and/or has the same color as the contaminant itself. Engilico’s hyperspectral camera technology can identify substances with different compositions, including plastic, paper, meat, fat or liquid, and its contrast is much higher than traditional vision-based camera systems. In addition, when using printed film, hyperspectral is the only imaging technique that detects contamination through the film.
Engilico noted the following details about its innovative technology: image #20 in the body of the article.
•HyperScope measures profiles in a wide range of wavelengths; each pixel is analyzed separately, and differences in material or composition are detected; as a result, the spectral profile of the contaminated area is different from the correctly sealed area
• Depending on the type of camera, the range is from visible light (400 nm) to near infrared (950 nm) to short-wave infrared light (1700 nm)
• The spectral profile is established by the reflected light and has information about the type of material at each measurement point of the sample
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Key Technology, a member of the Duravant operating company family, also introduced hyperspectral detection technology, which launched the first VERYX BioPrint digital sorter on PACK EXPO Connects (20). As the only sorter that combines near-infrared (NIR) hyperspectral detection with color cameras, VERYX BioPrint can analyze a richer data set about the materials it sorts to improve detection performance and maximize process yield.
Image #21 in the article text. The VERYX BioPrint C140 sorter for nuts can remove shells, foreign objects (FM) and product defects, as well as shape classification and color grades, thereby maximizing product quality while virtually eliminating defective products. It can be equipped with hyperspectral imaging sensors installed in the front and rear to inspect every object in the product flow in all directions. It can also be equipped with a color camera and Key’s new Bio Fusion detection technology, which combines information from two sensor types to identify and remove various foreign objects and defects in the product flow.
The accuracy of the BioPrint detection system uses VERYX’s high-resolution spray system, which has the smallest air nozzle spacing, which can better identify the target object to be removed, and will not unintentionally select high-quality products.
Marco Azzaretti, key technology marketing director, said that BioPrint’s detection technology uses hyperspectral imaging and powerful software to create a unique digital fingerprint for each substance passing through the food processing line. He said: “It enables our VERYX digital sorter to see and remove more foreign objects and product defects, and as a chemometric inspection system, it can even detect internal product conditions and food chemical characteristics.” Looking to the future, Key Technology plans to develop VERYX BioPrint sorters for other applications where chemometric testing can provide unique performance and customer value.
“With the continuous development of chemometric detection technology, digital sorters can learn more and more about each object in the product stream,” Azzaretti said. “Higher detection accuracy helps deliver safer, higher-quality products, while ensuring a more efficient sorting process to maximize yield. The most exciting is the ability to pass based on sugar, solids content and other chemistry Attributes classify product batches, and use chemometric inspection to analyze the internal characteristics and even taste characteristics of food.”
For example, the VERYX BioPrint C140 sorter can help processors of Spanish almonds detect a single so-called “bitter almond”.
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Teledyne TapTone’s new Seal Integrity Tester (SIT) is designed to inspect cups in cup fillers. The SIT sensor adopts a patented design consisting of multiple sensors installed inside the cup filling system. Each cup is inspected by compressing the sensor head onto the aluminum foil cover of the cup at a production speed of 200 m/sec or higher. The sensor monitors lid deformation during the compression cycle, and the digital signal processor board calculates the check value to accept or reject containers with poor sealing and exceeding the value limit set by the user.
The system can detect poor sealing caused by products in the entire sealing area during the filling process, deformation or damage of the foil cover that cannot form a good seal, and weak sealing due to various problems (including heater temperature out of range).
Teledyne TapTone said that the SIT sensor uses the most advanced DSP processor technology, combined with an easy-to-use PC user interface to graphically display “good”, no missing cup, green and “bad”, missing cup red. . The minimum leak detection specification of the SIT system ranges from 0.006 to 0.008 inches (150 to 200 microns), and has a variety of inspection algorithms that can not only seal integrity, but also detect overall leaks and leaked foil detection.
The SIT system can be integrated into the existing filling machine PLC using Ethernet Modbus TCP/IP or Ethernet IP and sensors installed in the vertical bridge behind the sealing head in the filling/sealing system. The bridge will cycle up and down according to the filling index speed. Teledyne TapTone said that bridge control will come directly from the filling machine PLC to achieve perfect index timing.
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Liquid filling Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems’ pneumatic scale Angelus demonstrated its filling and sealing machine for the growing beverage market (14). In order to meet the growing demand for hard cocktails, ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails, sparkling wines and high carbonated beer, the CB50C back pressure can production line meets the long-term professional needs of PSA in the field of high-speed beverage applications. Handicraft market.
Back pressure technology allows you to maintain equal pressure in the filled tank and the product tank where the product is supplied, thereby filling highly carbonated beverages (over 2.7 volumes of CO2). Maintaining this pressure prevents bursting or excessive foaming, which releases carbon dioxide and ultimately reduces the carbon dioxide content. For true isobaric filling, the filling box is located above the filling head, so that the product can be filled by gravity instead of being pumped upwards, thereby ensuring less product agitation, thus achieving quiet filling and reducing CO2 loss.
Using proprietary electromagnetic flowmeter technology, CB50C also ensures industry-leading filling accuracy, within 1 mL. The CB50C is integrated with the first-class Angelus sealing machine to ensure a closed double seam to prevent gas loss and subsequent air introduction, thereby changing the taste of the product, the shelf life, and ultimately the brand reputation.
Picture #23 in the text of this article. CB50C back pressure filling machine and pneumatic scale Angelus online filling system product combination, integrated 6-head filling machine and single-head can sealing machine, rated continuous operation speed up to 50 cans per minute (Cost per thousand impressions). The rotating option can also be used for craft beer producers who want to expand their overall output but can keep the canned footprint relatively small.
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Elsewhere in the liquid filling field, DTM Massman used its PACK EXPO Connects platform to demonstrate the PUREFIL 2000 online continuous motion flow meter filling machine. The system is designed with the flexibility of the container in mind, and can handle a variety of typical liquid containers, from glass bottles to PET or HDPE pots, from hand sanitizers to industrial lubricants, ranging from 1 ounce. The entire system up to 1 gallon is a cost-effective solution. The company says it can complete many applications in the speed range of 100-300 bottles per minute, which previously could only be used for more expensive rotary filling machines.
The feeding screw or timing screw is custom designed for any bottle shape or size. The spiral thread runs through the length of the online filling head and can even be extended to the capping machine after filling.
The high speed 74 inches is installed above the timing screw inside the filling box. The extended walking beam can carry up to 16 filling heads, depending on the application.
The flexible head and nozzle configuration of the 2000 is designed for precise measurement and leveling. The filling technique depends on the specific application, and various filling techniques can be used, including magnetic flow, mass flow, pressure relief, time pressure, and piston-driven gear pumps.
The top-mounted pressure tank can provide CIP with the push of a button, and the downward pressure can provide consistent and repeatable filling. The 2000 series is completely formula driven, which means that you can create a separate formula for each product in your SKU range. The controls are compatible with Allen Bradley. Class 1 / Div Class 1 explosion-proof electronic equipment can be used in applications that require them.
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The image in the text of the article #24 Enercon, the leader of the backward compatible sealing game of the next generation induction sealing machine, used its demo program during PACK EXPO Connects to introduce the fourth generation of respectable super sealing machine lineup. Inheriting the best features of previous generations, namely Super Seal Touch and Max, now a new generation of stall bottle sensors with mechanical and electrical integration (the sensors in the demonstration are provided by SICK). The new production line also includes comprehensive support for waste containers, which means that containers that are not sealed with foil lids will never reach the customer.
The user interface has also been improved. They have simple controls and clear, unambiguous readings and feedback. The new production line provides universal input voltage.
Perhaps the most important point for many of Enercon’s existing customers (the company says it is the most installed in its class), almost all previous generations of seal heads are compatible with the new Super Sealer series.
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Digital printing Memjet, a provider of modular water-based thermal inkjet technology, was highlighted in a new machine exhibited by Kirk-Rudy in its PACK EXPO Connects showroom: FireJet 4C pigment-based water-based printing system (18). Adopting Memjet’s new DuraFlex technology, the sheet-fed FireJet 4C is an all-in-one sheet-fed digital printing system for cardboard or corrugated paper. It uses Kirk Rudy’s famous heavy-duty transportation and prints it with CMYK Quality, reliability, simplicity, and disruptive, affordable price points are the hallmarks of Memjet technology. It prints at a speed of 150 ft/min at a speed of 1600 x 1600 dpi.
Picture #25 in the picture text. According to Kirk-Rudy general manager Bob Mills, FireJet 4C represents Kirk-Rudy’s first application in Memjet print head technology. “When they introduced DuraFlex technology, it provided a speed that we found attractive, and from our point of view, this was the most appropriate approach,” Mills said. “Many of our customers are looking for a machine with this throughput and high-quality full-color printing.” Mills hopes not only in the processors of cardboard boxes or corrugated boxes like pizza boxes, but also in e-commerce fulfillment centers. , All have considerable interest in this kind of machine.
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Before leaving Memjet, it is worth mentioning the innovative application of their digital printing technology. If it manages to get it out of the proof-of-concept stage and enter mature commercial production, it may change the rules of the game. Developed by O&PM Europa BV, it is called LabelSaver. As the name suggests, this is a method of replacing labels on metal or plastic containers and using direct object digital printing instead.
According to Dursun Acun of O&PM, two characteristics of LabelSaver make it stand out. First, it relies on water-based technology, while other direct prototyping printing systems rely on UV-curable ink or electrostatic drop-on-demand technology. Second, although other digital-to-object printing solutions are definitely expensive, LabelSaver’s design sells for less than $435,000. The principles behind its design also make it unique.
“Competitive direct-to-target printing systems are designed to achieve high yields and print on only one container type,” Acun said. “My goal is to have a flexible and reasonably priced system that can operate 500 containers per hour and can adapt to various container types.”
Acun entered the proof-of-concept system at the recent NL Packaging Award sponsored by the Dutch media company Management Media and won the second place in innovative technology. The system consists of a Memjet VersaPass print head. Below the print head, a collaborative robot rotates a 1-gallon paint can for 360-degree decoration. Although the final commercial machine configuration will also include a fixed Memjet print head, the container to be printed will not be held by the collaborative robot. Aken said his company is currently working with AstroNova to develop a more conventional transportation system that can transport containers.
He also pointed out that both the primer unit in front of the printing station and the coating unit after the packaging will be part of the packaging. He added that these introductory knowledge are an important part of the intellectual property rights underlying the entire LabelSaver concept. The company has now developed five proven primers in-house that can be printed on metal or plastic surfaces using water-based inks.
RX 4.0 Thermoformer MULTIVAC used PACK EXPO Connects to showcase its latest RX 4.0 next-generation thermoforming packaging machine (21). Part of the X-Line packaging technology is based on Industry 4.0 / IoT standards to assist in the process of digitizing configuration and performance. Seamless digitization, comprehensive sensor system and networking with MULTIVAC Cloud can significantly improve the reliability, quality and performance of packaging.
Picture #26 in the picture text. Under the heading of Smart Services, the packaging provided by MULTIVAC helps to better understand the performance of the packaging machine and provides valuable data that can be used to further optimize the packaging process and make it more efficient. :
•Smart Production Dashboard-Provide real-time data of production operation on the day, and display historical information for reference
•Intelligent machine reports-provide users with monthly auto-generated reports on machine performance
• Smart Log Analyzer-provide users with the opportunity to view related machine triggers that affect performance to help improve the process
• Smart OEE Analyzer-to provide users with historical data on computer availability, performance and quality
MULTIVAC Pack Pilot can acquire comprehensive expertise and can set up new packaging solutions at the best level when introducing new films into the machine. This can produce packaging with the highest packaging reliability, stable quality and high output without loss of production, and at the same time try to establish the correct machine settings for the film. This can greatly save products, materials and production time.
Picture #27 in the picture text. MULTIVACMulti Sensor Control has been constantly adjusting the machine settings so that it always works very close to the optimal operating point. Whether it is limited by the product or by the system, any deviation from it will be automatically compensated when possible. Multi-sensor control can prevent many quality problems.
MULTIVAC HMI 3 is an intuitive, high-resolution, multi-touch user interface that corresponds to the operating logic of today’s mobile devices. It makes the control of the operation process easier and more reliable. All relevant machine parameters are displayed on one screen page.
The new generation of mold MULTIVAC X-Tools has carried out extensive innovations in design, sensors and actuators. In addition, the sensor module is also equipped with status indicators. Therefore, X-Tools helps to improve the cost-effectiveness of the packaging process. Picture #27 in the article.
MULTIVAC X-Map can perform accurate and repeatable gas flushing. This function can be precisely controlled for packaging in a modified atmosphere. It ensures that the final pressure of all packages is the same regardless of the internal volume of the product.
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Logo and coding innovation Videojet Technologies Inc. has launched its new Videojet 1280 continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer (22), which is designed with a focus on reliability and simplicity, making it easy for operators to use and maintain.
“Although people are demanding the development of more advanced connectivity and the Industrial Internet of Things, many people only need a simple, reliable and flexible high-quality basic encoder to meet their manufacturing needs. This is indeed a suitable segment for this product Market.” Videojet’s North American CIJ regional product manager Mark Breunig explained. “It has a printing capacity of up to five lines, which can almost meet everyone’s needs for various basic coding applications at these speeds. Therefore, this is for all items used by inkjet printers (batch codes, serial numbers, barcodes). And all these kinds of items) are beneficial.”
Entry-level encoders are offered at entry-level prices and are used with Videojet’s existing entry-level printer 1220. Breunig said it provides speeds similar to 1280, but uses the company’s older core-based maintenance system. He explained: “Although it provides a long time between kernel replacements, it will be more troublesome when you have to do so.” “For 1280, although more maintenance work has to be done, it becomes It’s faster, easier, and you can do it yourself.”
According to Videojet, with its SmartCell service technology, manual maintenance can be completed in only five minutes per year or when the printer reaches 3,000 hours (whichever comes first)-a 95% reduction compared to traditional systems. In addition, to help reduce unplanned printer downtime, 1280 has Videojet Dynamic Calibration™, which enables the printer to continuously monitor environmental conditions and automatically adjust jetting parameters to help maintain excellent print quality and maximize uptime. The 1280 comes with an optional dry air kit, which can be used in very harsh and humid environments.
Image #28 in the article text: “Dynamic calibration allows the printer to run better, run longer, and maintain higher print quality,” Bunigg confirms. “Even in these basic applications, the factory environment will change-it gets cold one day, and it gets hot the next. Dynamic calibration tracks these variables and ensures that the printer is set up correctly for the environment. Even simple applications , The environment may be full of challenges, and the printer needs to be able to cope.
If a problem does occur, the in-vehicle guidance video can guide the operator through basic tasks without extensive training. In addition, the optional VideojetConnect remote service also provides remote service functions. Operators can immediately access Videojet’s CIJ expert network and connect Videojet technicians directly to the production line for immediate help.
Breunig said that not only can operators communicate with technicians through the company’s Videojet remote service, but VRS also has a dashboard that allows operators to view the status of the printer. He explained: “When they look at a printer and then see the operation of that printer, they are like an agent of a production line.” Picture #29 in the article.
Another feature of the 1280 is the company’s “no mess, no waste, no error” SmartCartridge system, which drains liquid from the box and provides additional protection to prevent leakage during transportation and handling. According to Videojet, the 1280 can remain unused for up to 14 days, and can still provide excellent print quality at startup without the need for other printer intervention.
1280 also includes Videojet’s SIMPLICiTY interface, which was launched in 2018. On the 1280, an 8-inch screen inspired by a tablet is used. The touch screen display is designed to reduce operator interaction with the printer and help eliminate potential user errors by simplifying code creation and management. “This is what you see is what you get [what you see is what you get]. The tablet-based interface is just like using a mobile phone. It is definitely an upgrade of the category of products it replaces. This product still has an older The membrane interface”, Brünig said.
Breunig calls it “the army knife of Swiss printing technology” CIJ, 1280 is suitable for almost all applications. He said: “Whether it is printing on boxes, cans, bottles or wire, or printing from eggs to aircraft parts, this is an applicable technology.”
Users can choose from a variety of long-life inks that meet their requirements. Videojet iQMark inks are designed and manufactured responsibly to maximize contrast, adhesion and uptime while meeting safety, environmental and regulatory requirements. Each batch is tested to ensure compliance with strict quality control specifications.
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Domino Amjet Inc.’s Gx series thermal inkjet printer (23) made its debut in North America at PACK EXPO Connects. Introduced two models, these models are built to be smaller, easier to use and integrate, and have the ability to monitor Industry 4.0 applications.
Picture #30 in the text of the article. The Gx 150i with up to two print heads and the Gx 350i with up to four print heads are designed for simple batch coding or complex coding, checkweighing or tracking and tracing food, beverage, food and beverage applications. And the pharmaceutical industry. The Gx series comes with a new ink, which is darker, dries faster and provides better opening time.
“The important thing to remember is that Domino will still and always be the manufacturer of our own fluids,” said Paul Hammond, Domino Amjet National Account Manager. “So if we find the ability to darken the ink like we do, or make the ink dry faster, or make the opening time faster (which means we can expose it to the air for longer), then We are gone. We need others to do it. We can do it ourselves.”
In addition, OEM boards are smaller and lighter, saving 80% to save space in the electrical cabinet, and electrical connections are easier to access and connect, Hammond said.
The new ink head has the flexibility to be configured in any way. The ink heads are connected to the front and back (relative to the front or back) of the same printer, so they can be adjusted when production needs change. The print head also has LED lights to check the status of the print head in use. Moreover, the new user interface design based on iPhone technology provides the drag-and-drop function of WYSIWYG elements.
Finally, the Gx series provides Industry 4.0 functions. It is the standard configuration of the Ethernet/IP communication protocol, and provides a variety of different ways to monitor the working mode of the printer and provide different reports.
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According to the printer, Matthews Marking said that thermal inkjet can play a greater role in primary coding, especially because of its ability to print 2D codes at high speeds. This is a major trend in the manufacturing industry that goes beyond the requirements of tracking, serialization, and serialization, and considers another emerging area, namely “market feedback”, which considers customers who use smartphones, and these smartphones use products The QR code on the interact with the manufacturer. .
Image #31 in this article. For this reason, powerful bulk systems and rumors of long-throwing ammunition are overcoming the inherent obstacles of TIJ. Matthews took a unique approach to bulk systems, introducing the so-called Active Bulk Ink System (ABIS), which uses computer processors, sensors, and accelerometers to ensure accurate performance.
There are two pieces of ABIS. The host is a series of valves installed on the processor, and these valves continuously deliver ink to the ink cartridges. The cartridge sensor module is an independent unit that always monitors the status of the cartridge. Atmospheric changes will affect the internal structure of the ink cartridge, but ABIS uses a series of sensors and processors to ensure that the delivery of ink changes as the environment changes.
Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, has launched the Viper thermal inkjet printing system (24), which is designed to print high-quality high-quality printing on porous or non-porous surfaces. Resolution characters. Viper provides a versatile and cost-effective solution for coding and marking applications, with a printing height of up to 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) per print head.
Viper TIJ utilizes high-performance Funai non-disorder ink cartridges to print high-resolution codes up to 600 dpi on a variety of surfaces, including wood, coated and uncoated materials, polystyrene, film, foil, and several other substrates. Looking snake is very suitable for users who want to print permanent marks, these marks can be dried in a few seconds on shiny cartons, boxes, trays, plastics and other items. The standard system can reach speeds of up to 60 m/min (197 fpm) at 300 dpi, or the software can be upgraded to run at 240 m/min (787 fpm) at 300 dpi.
The Viper TIJ printing system has an 8.9-inch function. A full-color touch-screen PC, allowing users to access the printer’s internal messages and printing functions. The touch screen allows users to create and edit messages using Squid Ink’s intuitive Sirius PC software. It is an ideal choice for users who need to create and edit messages on the production site. For users who use many different products for printing, the system has a storage capacity of 2GB, allowing users to program and save thousands of messages for easy recall of printing. Viper also includes full-featured software out of the box, allowing users to print date codes, batch numbers, barcodes, and graphics required for most encoding and marking applications.
Image #32 in the text of this article. The printer’s durable touch screen, industrial-strength print head structure and compact footprint make it easy to integrate into existing production lines. Viper also has the ability to quickly replace ink cartridges, allowing users to replace ink cartridges within a few seconds to keep the production line running, reduce downtime and maximize ROI.
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Hitachi’s new UX series (25) has been improved on the basis of the existing Hitachi continuous inkjet products, and has a wide range of uses. It can be used in food and beverage products, health and beauty products, and from lip balm tubes to packaging bag printing and oversized Provide ideal markings on various containers of PVC pipes.
The Hitachi UX series has been carefully designed and includes quality components that have passed the test of time. It also has an intuitive 10.4-inch function. Touch screen, replaceable diaphragm pump, no confusion, error-proof liquid replenishment, accurate viscometer and IP-65 rating, very suitable for washing environment.
The UX series adopts a new nickel-chromium surface treatment to make it corrosion resistant and extend the service life of the print head in a flushing environment.
Hitachi shared how its UX series products assist Baker Cheese to develop printing solutions suitable for its current production process. This implementation allows the dairy brand Baker Cheese to reduce downtime while improving printing consistency. By increasing production, the new Hitachi printers have reduced printer costs.
Conveyor specialist Multi-Conveyor has added a series of powered plastic chain conveyors to its product portfolio. These conveyors include manual lift gates for operator entry and exit and pneumatic stop/clamp controls for seamless integration. This new technology merges two production lines fed by two existing cartoners into a channel before a cartoner and a palletizer.
The offset conveyor is slightly inclined, combined with a manual lifting door assembly, for operators to use in narrow production areas. The designated priority line passes the case to a right-angle transfer that maintains the direction of the product. The product eventually sends a single file to the existing box sealing machine, which is controlled by strategically placed sensors and metering equipment.
Photoelectric sensors and electrical safety switches have been installed and pre-wired for use in mechanical lift door assemblies. Other functions include the LBP (low back pressure) transition before the lift door; the stop clip assembly; the roller assists to maintain the direction through the right-angle transmission.
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In a live demonstration of PACK EXPO Connects, Intralox discussed the flexibility and efficiency of its Active Roller Belt (ARB). According to Paul Neuschwander, the global consultant of the Intralox beverage packaging machine packer team, the team combines the best ideas and layouts from all over the world, and uses this information to reduce project risks and schedules, and create better factory floor layouts design.
Image #33 in the text of this article. This knowledge, together with ARB technology, enables Intralox to combine multiple devices into one machine, thus saving space on the factory floor and often reducing capital expenditures.
The ARB technology from Intralox Packer to Palletizer enables end users to reduce the number of conveyors required, thereby shortening installation time and reducing labor. In fact, Neuschwanstein says that an end user can double its filling capacity after installing the ARB solution.
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Piab’s Changeover Champion vacuum conveyor piFLOW®pSMART can provide six times the conversion speed, allowing users to save time when changing from one material to another, thereby improving production efficiency. This new technology made its debut during PACK EXPO Connects. According to the company, the conversion on a traditional vacuum conveyor takes only one hour, while on the company’s new vacuum conveyor it takes only 10 minutes.
piFLOW®pSMART is a self-optimized vacuum conveyor, mainly for industries that handle many different materials and/or require frequent changes. In each new conveying cycle, piFLOW®pSMART uses machine learning to automatically adjust the process by configuring and optimizing the defect-free material flow set to the correct rate.
“After a few short cycles, piFLOW®pSMART can determine the type of material being processed, and will automatically adjust to optimize the way the material is conveyed. The operator no longer needs to re-adjust settings between different batches of materials. piFLOW ®pSMART will do this for you, even the most experienced operators can provide higher accuracy,” explains Milan Bratt, vacuum conveying product manager.
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During PACK EXPO Connects, Span Tech LLC introduced a series of new adjustable rails to the market. The most notable feature of the EZ Guide system is that it does not have any protruding brackets or shafts that may cause major safety hazards. Traditional rail systems use strong shafts to mount the rails. When the slide rail is adjusted to its “retracted” position, these shafts protrude from the side of the conveyor belt, allowing someone to easily grasp clothing or body parts. The EZ Guide system does not have any mechanical parts protruding from the side of the conveyor belt during the adjustment process. All mechanical work can be completed without extending the conveyor, so that all people close to the conveyor can operate safely.
Another function of EZ Guide is designed to be adjustable through the curve. That is, as the guide width in bending increases/decreases, the radius of the guide can be changed. Although there are many traditional rail systems that can adjust the width of straight sections, few rail systems that can really be adjusted through the curved part of the conveyor. The reason is because it is difficult to change the radius of the section-the guide must be bent, and as the radius changes, the length of the guide must increase/decrease. The EZ Guide system solves these two problems with its unique design.
Bud Layne, owner of Span Tech LLC, said: “You can get a consistent curve without spending a lot of effort.”
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Septimatech demonstrated its new enhanced multi-lane guide rail adjustment system (26), which eliminates replacement parts, lane dividers and heavy lifting equipment that can cause unnecessary downtime, ergonomic risks and expenses. Using this system, one person can simultaneously adjust the 30-foot-long box sealer stacker divider and guide rail from one position in a few seconds. This task usually requires two people to complete 35-50 minutes.
The multi-lane guide rail adjustment system can create up to 7 lanes with a minimum width of 1.5 inches. The adjustment is repeatable, and the accuracy is up to ±1 mm, without fine adjustment. The system can be installed on existing support systems and dividers.
A large CPG company performs 9 replacements a month, so it has noticed that the multi-lane adjustment system basically eliminates ergonomic risks, and there is almost no chance of operator injury, Carey said. The operator can adjust from a single standing position in front of the front chest high wheel adjuster without the need for ladders or awkward lifting. Carey said: “The OEE of the same customer has increased by 3%, guaranteeing a return on investment of less than a year.” “And the system is easy to install on its existing bracket, making the retrofit very cost-effective.”
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Case Packaging Innovation Aagard of PACK EXPO Connects demonstrated the Myrias case packaging concept (27). Why “Myrias?” Because they used this machine to develop an automated luggage packaging system, which solved a customer’s business problem. The system can produce a variety of packages (more than 4,000 types), with a wide variety of packages, ranging from 1 -6 flavors, the allowed number of boxes is 12 to 96. Run at a speed of 100 boxes/min.
According to Jason Norlien, vice president of technical sales at Aagards, many brand owners recognize the growing demand for various packaging in the market. But many times they just don’t have the ability to produce this format, so they eventually send the palletized box to the contract packer, who unpacks the box and repackages the box contents in various formats (usually by hand). Myrias aims to solve this problem by allowing brand owners to introduce various packaging inside.
“For this particular customer, the main packaging of the box packaging is a single serving of food that has been steamed,” Norlien said. “The challenge we face is to need a machine that can handle 12 small boxes and a large box that can hold 96 cups. Large boxes require a large pitch, so that we can never run small boxes at the speed our customers want— Unless of course we can change the pitch indefinitely by touching a button on the HMI. This is where iTRAK comes in.”
Rockwell’s iTRAK is a modular, expandable linear servo motor system that can independently control multiple movers on a straight or curved path. It eliminates the traditionally used rotary drive chains, belts and gears, and replaces hardware with simple and effective software configuration files, thereby redefining the speed and flexibility of automation.
Myrias does not depend on one, but on two iTRAK systems. One of the layers is used to build the cup layer that needs to be put into the bucket, and then push the cup from the cup into the box. And because the number of cups that enter the barrel can range from 12 to 96, it is never enough to rely on traditional mechanical flight chain components to physically modify the barrel. “We need a way to change the pitch and size of the bucket for these items without involving parts replacement,” Norlien said. He said that iTRAK and its infinitely variable promoters are just tickets.
The second iTRAK is a transportation tool that transports the corrugated corrugated box from the station where it is erected to the station where the cup is pushed into it. Remove the flat blanks from the magazines, insert them into the tools used to erect them, and place them in the aircraft of the iTrak system. Since these flying devices are located on the iTRAK pusher and can be adjusted with the push of a button, the size of one case can be changed to the size of another case with the push of a button.
What is impressive is this cup insertion and boxing processing technology, as well as some upstream automation, which is particularly noticeable. Since Myrias needs to build a sundries box with up to 6 different flavors, the front end of the machine includes 6 depalletizing stations. Each station has two gantry robots. One is to use a vacuum suction cup to take out the cups from the stacked cups with large trays, and then put them into six seasoning lanes for downstream packaging. The other gantry is responsible for picking up empty pallets and stacking them to unload them.
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Hamrick Packaging Systems (formerly Hamrick Manufacturing & Service, Inc.) is proud to be a family business in the acquisition world, and it uses the advantages of PACK EXPO Connects to demonstrate its new identity.
The new 600D-S All-Servo cartoner (28) is also a feature of this product. It contains a servo box lifting platform, a side belt servo track distributor, a servo box indexing system and an advanced control package. It runs at a speed of up to more than 30 cycles/minute, and each cycle has a multi-box processing capacity, which means that a case that is too small can run at a speed of more than 60 boxes/minute. This is an ideal solution for a dedicated production line, but it is flexible enough for joint packaging operations.
Another focus of PACK EXPO Connects is Hamrick’s pursuit of robotics. On January 1, 2020, Hamrick joined FANUC as an authorized system integrator for secondary robotic picking/packaging/palletizing solutions. The company is close to completing its goal of 10 robotic arms for the first year, and it looks like the total at the end of the year may be close to 13-15. This includes manipulator dividers, manipulator packaging machines, manipulator palletizers and collaborative manipulator palletizers for low-speed, small area areas. Hamrick’s plan is to invest heavily in the growth of robotics.
As for rebranding, it will focus more on the company’s development in the packaging industry and focus on its new functions. From erect packaging to stacking, Hamrick initially went from becoming an OEM of box packaging to becoming an experienced supplier of integrated packaging systems. The company is finalizing the details of a new 65,000 square foot facility that will allow it to continue to grow from $15 million per year to $50 million per year.
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Heat and Control, Inc. used PACK EXPO Connects not only to showcase its world-leading food processing and packaging equipment, but also to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
For the growing demand for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and various other ready-made foods, the heating and control company has built a complete set of equipment for coating applications, cooking, barbecue marking and burning solutions. Snack food processing is another specialty. From fresh agricultural products to frying, transportation, seasoning, packaging and inspection, the company provides all the equipment and services needed to manufacture the highest quality snack foods while achieving higher production capacity and lower production costs.
In terms of packaging equipment, the automatic packaging machine ACP-700 series is a prominent highlight of PACK EXPO Connects, which provides unprecedented production efficiency. It provides additional flexibility, enhanced line communication and simple operator interface, while significantly shortening the replacement cycle of packaging boxes. It is an ideal choice for the snack food packaging industry that has always required effective automation and communication between the weighing machine, the bag making machine and the packaging box packaging machine. This end-of-line solution greatly improves efficiency and performance.
With the feedforward and feedback functions of the control system of the packing machine, the flow of the bag can be better controlled and controlled. When the bag is running in the system, the bottleneck can be reduced by constantly adjusting the settings. The machine uses feedforward communication with the front packing box and feedforward communication with the bag making machine. In addition, the seal checker can continuously monitor the filling level and compare the bag with the target value, so the cartoner can automatically optimize the machine operation and check whether the bag is leaking. This helps maximize cooperation and provide stable operations.
Conversion has always been an area that needs improvement, especially in terms of changing packaging patterns and related downtime. The production time wasted for conversion has been plagued for some time, as well as the operator labor associated with it. The ACP-700 series can perform a three-minute conversion, which is achieved by eliminating the need for tools or conversion parts. In addition, the troublesome vacuum system normally used to handle bags is eliminated, thereby further reducing production downtime.
Improvements in the control system will also affect the conversion speed, and the conversion speed is partly achieved due to the automatic adjustment function. By setting the value in the human-machine interface (HMI), the operator can easily change the baggage count per line or number of lines per box. The change of the timing value and the mechanical adjustment are carried out automatically, and no manual adjustment by the operator is required. In addition, because up to 200 presets can be retained through a large HMI, the operator’s experience is very simple.
Fallas Automation’s new Duo is not only unfamiliar to the industry, so that its manufacturer is not yet sure which naming convention to use, so it can install pre-glued RSC and form a series of box and pallet styles, including those that can be used for display The boxes (DRC), from flat blanks, are all on one machine. Chris Calabrese, vice president of sales at Fallas Automation, said that the company took full advantage of its CE400 box rack and combined it with the CF-700 flat, shallow-entry box rack. “It uses all the latest and best in the industry. The technology “4.0 predictive maintenance, machine condition control and lighting” created Duo.
Calabrese added that in the past five years, brand owners have been under increasing pressure to package their products in DRC for retail. He said: “For customers trying to enter Wal-Mart, they must have DRC.” “So they are torn between the two machines. Many times, they may just make a case by hand, but it becomes a mess because They have all these different logistics and different times, and they do need automation. But unless they buy two machines that make two different situations, they won’t be able to do this. So we want one machine And give them the best things at the same time.”
Duo can install RSCs up to 24 inches (length) x 16 inches (width) x 12 inches (height) at a speed of 25 to 30 boxes/min. Currently, this machine can stick tape on the bottom of the box, but Fallas is working on a gluing module, which will be released in the future.
As for the immersion case formed from die-cut corrugated blanks and then glued, Duo can create a variety of styles, including straps, rear bifurcated mirrors, DRC and semi-slotted containers. It can also form a 2-inch beer tray. Lips and a four-corner pillar club shop tray. The size range of the cut-in box depends on the style of the box/pallet, but the size that Duo can hold in this case is about the same as the RSC size: 24 x 16 x 12 inches. According to Calabrese, the machine can be extended with a larger clamshell style, and Fallas can customize the machine for other case styles. The duo produces a slumping box at a speed of 30/min; Fallas can also make a double-headed machine at a speed of 60/min.
Calabrese said that when using Duo for seat belts and rear small insert rear splits, compared with RSC, users who use corrugated paper can save 10% to 35% of the cost. He explained that the style of the wire harness is similar to RSC, but because it is made of die-cut corrugated paper, it can reduce the corrugated paper by up to 35%. The split rearview mirror is like a seat belt, but uses a double wall function, so it is stronger. Compared with RSC, it can reduce corrugated paper by 10% to 15%.
Duo was designed so that both the RSC and the cut-in case blank are placed in the same box. If the machine uses flat blanks to form boxes or pallets, remove the die-cut corrugated paper from the silo and place it in the forming station, where the mandrel drops and passes through the machine to punch into the blank, and then shape it And glued together. Store on the conveyor belt below for transport away from the machine.
Similarly, remove the RSC from the magazine and place it in the sudden drop formation area, except, as Calabrese explained: “There are a set of ear straps on the top and bottom, and a 90-degree box upright arm works.” He added: “The arm lifts the box upright at 90 degrees. Then, the lug chain moves it forward, so that the lug keeps the shell square as it moves forward. Then, a series of flat origami machines put the bottom cover Fold up and tie up the carton with tape, just like a normal box stander. Then, the belt moves the box out of the side of the machine.”
The RSC conversion includes five conversion points, namely width, length and height. Calabrese estimates that this process will take about three minutes. The replacement of the flat blank only takes five minutes, which involves changing the mandrel size (depending on the size of the box). According to Calabrese, Fallas is working hard to provide automatic conversion to Duo in the future.
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Eastey is a manufacturer of shrink packaging equipment, automatic box erecting machines, taper and material handling solutions. Using PACK EXPO Connects introduced the ERX-15 automatic box erecting machine (29), which is designed to effectively form and seal corrugated boxes. Single pass at the bottom.
The ERX-15 Case Erector is designed to automatically erect and seal the bottom of corrugated boxes at a production speed of up to 15 boxes/min. It is designed to minimize production and maintenance work, while providing fast and efficient container erection, making ERX-15 a powerful alternative to manual container erection.
The ERX-15 case packer enables a single operator to form, seal and pack corrugated boxes. The operation is very simple: up to 200 cases can be loaded into the case magazine hopper, and the system can be set to run or slow forward mode. The separator releases the leading blank box, in which a series of eight vacuum suction cups hold the box in a correctly formed square position. A set of fixed folding plate folding rods fold the secondary and main bottom flaps, then transfer the box and seal the bottom with Eastey’s proven EX tape head.
The ERX-15′s multifunctional design allows the operator to flexibly adjust with easy-to-use manual tightening knobs and cranks. Without any tools, users can complete the conversion within a few minutes. The ERX-15 has a wide range of shell sizes, with a maximum of 19.5 inches (length) x 19.5 inches (height) x 15.5 inches (width).
Dual 1⁄4 HP side drive motors, eight precise dual vacuum powered suction cups and aggressive industrial-strength drive belts make ERX-15 the main force to withstand the most severe challenges today. Each shell is made of steel, and the surface of the shell is coated with powder to protect the system from the harsh industrial environment and ensure the service life.
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ProMach’s next-generation labelingID technology uses PACK EXPO Connects to help introduce its new Type 258 printing and sticking label applicator with CrossMerge technology (30). The 258 type labeling machine is designed to apply GS1 compatible bar codes and alphanumeric texts to label boxes and trays at a very high speed. While improving the print quality and bar code readability, it greatly simplifies the use through its unique one-key operation process.
“Our patent-pending CrossMerge technology allows us to decouple the printing speed from the line speed and rotate the print head to change the printing direction. This will increase the throughput of the production line while reducing the printing speed to maximize the output of the packaging line and Improve print quality.” said Mark Bowden, vice president of sales and service at ID Technology. “Our next-generation Model 258 labeling machine also simplifies the operation. The single-button function and the ability to easily swing the print head from the operating position to the service position and back, make the Model 258 ideal for high-turnover environments with less training Operator.”
Unlike traditional tamped or on-demand printing and sticking labels, linear barcodes must be generated in the non-preferred “trapezoidal” direction to apply GS1 compatible labels horizontally. CrossMerge prints and pastes the barcode in the preferred “fence” direction Horizontal label. CrossMerge technology enables the Model 258 labeling machine to produce more readable barcodes with sharper edges to ensure the best score during verification.
By rotating the print head, the Model 258 applicator can print 4×2 labels to apply 2×4 labels, which can optimize bar code printing and label application conditions. This can increase the number of labels on the roll by 50%, speed up the assembly line by 50%, and/or extend the life of the print head and print engine by 50%. The 258 printhead can maximize uptime and minimize the total cost of ownership, while improving print quality.
The 258 labeling machine is dedicated to labeling boxes and pallets, and can print and label labels from 3.5 to 6 inches. (90 to 152 mm) wide and 1.75 to 4 inches. Boxes and pallets on packaging lines (45 to 100 mm) long, running at a speed of 190 feet (58 m) per minute.
Compared with the traditional printing and sticking label machine, the traditional printing and sticking label machine needs to pause printing when the tamping pad is moving. CrossMerge decouples the printing speed from the line speed. By using a vacuum belt to transfer labels from the print engine to the point of application, the Model 258 applicator allows multiple labels to be placed on the vacuum belt at the same time and enables the system to immediately start printing labels for the next product. The all-electric design has a fan-based vacuum generator-no factory air is required.
The high-speed vacuum belt used to transfer the label and the carbon fiber scraper that completes the application of the label to the box or pallet together can minimize moving parts, thereby further reducing maintenance and improving reliability. This system enables consistent and accurate label handling and placement. Compared with traditional tamper components, rolling labels on the packaging eliminates complicated timing issues and improves worker safety.
ID Technology designed the Model 258 applicator for operators. A single touch button can control on/off/label feeding, eliminating the need for complicated HMI. The beacon light indicates the status. When the equipment is rotated from the operating position to the maintenance position, the 258 will automatically go offline on the conveyor belt, which simplifies the use and maximizes the safety of the staff when loading labels, cleaning the print head or performing other maintenance.
The Model 258 label labeler can be used in conjunction with a thermal transfer or direct transfer print engine to print linear and 2D barcodes (including serialized barcodes) and variable information text onto “base paper” or pre-printed pressure sensitive labels. It attaches side labels to boxes, pallets, shrink-wrapped bundles and other auxiliary packaging. The optional “zero downtime” configuration with two integrated 258 machines can speed up conversion and maximize throughput.
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On PACK EXPO Connects, Universal Labelling Systems stated that it has made technical enhancements to the Contract Packager (CP) series, which includes CP2000 and CP1000 front and rear multifunctional labeling systems. The series now has an expanded touch screen control package, which includes stepper and servo drive technology and AC drive motors.
The CP series features emphasized by the general label include a new multi-level menu system, synchronous electronic controls, a servo-driven synchronous overhead pressing belt mechanism, a servo-driven synchronous product positioning (no need to replace parts) and its content is the widest overhead press in the industry band. The labeling system also has a four-axis label applicator adjustment function, a built-in “Z-axis” adjustment function, and an application security password protection function.
The CP series consists of an ultra-heavy welding system frame and the “main force” Delrin chain conveyor. It provides variable label dispensing speeds up to 3,000 in./min, and web widths up to 6.25 in. , The maximum optional width is 10.125 in. , The label roll capacity is OD 12 inches to 16 inches.
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Barry-Wehmiller packaging system company Accraply used PACK EXPO Connects to showcase the next-generation roll label technology that has been added to its Trine product line. The newly introduced modular labeling station (31) is now available for existing and new customers.
The Trine modular labeling station includes the latest rubber roller and cutter technology, designed to seamlessly integrate with existing Trine equipment. By utilizing the existing product handling system and Trine replacement parts, the system can be installed as quickly as possible within three days, which helps avoid unnecessary downtime and production line reconfiguration.
The system comes with SmartLink HMI. The platform has a next-generation control platform with efficiency reports, preventive maintenance alarms, self-diagnostic software, video tutorials and online parts ordering. These functions greatly simplify the operation.
In addition, the system aims to reduce maintenance costs. This is a self-timed, servo-driven system with fewer motion components and fewer replacement parts. This reduces the need for operator adjustments. The updated cutter blade is easy to install and adjust, and the rated number of cuts exceeds 2 million. The squeegee roller and squeegee system included in the Trine modular labeling station are safe, easy to clean and simple to set up, reducing maintenance time and effort.
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American Motion Picture Machinery (formerly NAFM was a manufacturer of shrink sleeves and labeling solutions) used PACK EXPO Connects to launch its CH-100 tamping tape applicator. CH-100 is specially designed for low and medium productivity. It is an ideal solution for industries such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, health and beauty, consumer products, chemistry and other manufactured products.
CH-100 is a fast and efficient butterfly mandrel tamper-proof belt applicator, designed to meet your workflow requirements. CH-100 is designed for 24-hour operation. Its simple and low-maintenance design allows quick film replacement and maximizes uptime. The compact housing of the CH-100 is made of grade 304 stainless steel and anodized aluminum to provide strength and reduce vibration while providing quiet operation. Program the operation of the product through a user-friendly touch screen control interface, which makes setup and operation simple and quick.
The CH-100 tamper-resistant tape spreader is driven by a stepper motor, single-film unwinding with tension control, and the design of the cutter assembly and air cylinder can provide accurate and consistent tamper-resistant tape applications. CH-100 is specially designed to process round bottles made of plastic, glass or metal with a speed of up to 120CPM. The single-blade guillotine cutting mechanism can provide extremely smooth and uniform cutting of PVC/PETG film with a thickness of 50 to 70 microns.
The machine has a single unwinding system with tension control function, which can perform correct film alignment; the photoelectric eye sensor system can perform register cutting to ensure that the film is accurately cut, so that the tape is evenly attached to the container. The CH-100 also comes with the company’s quick-change system, which is used to switch the spindle by turning the knob. Together with the mandrel, the cutter assembly has only two rotating rods to minimize downtime.
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Compact palletizer Columbia Machine, Inc.’s new compact and flexible HL2200 high-grade palletizer (32) includes a VFD (variable frequency drive) controlled winch, a two-part apron, and a centering side rail using Smart Squeeze technology. , Used for deformation layer detection, etc. According to the company, the HL2200 is capable of stacking almost all packaging types of pallets, including unpackaged pallets, film-only bundles, plastic tote bags, RPC, etc. When equipped with optional small box handling components, the HL2200 is ideal for stacking very high and narrow products, even if the center of gravity is high.
Options include Smart Diagnostics with video playback function, which can help maintenance personnel determine the cause of machine downtime, and non-contact rotary feed through servo drive, which can achieve gentle packaging processing, facing the display box orientation or four-way ” Formation of the “label out” layer.
The company said in a demonstration on PACK EXPO Connects: “Colombia is known for providing the “next level of protection” industry-leading security and protection system. On the HL2200, the standard packaging includes 3 categories, and the performance is D-level security. Components. And integrates fully integrated protective devices, full-height light curtains, automatic four-point lifting pins, feed channels and interlocking loading area access doors. This safety kit can ensure the safety of your employees while still maintaining ” “Friendly” status and meeting production requirements to meet demand by providing convenient and safe access when needed.”
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BW Integrated Systems has developed Maximus-a medium-speed box palletizer (33) that can meet the growing demands for palletizers, including greater flexibility, smaller footprint and lower operations cost. The advanced operator interface and compact footprint are among the industry’s leading features, but what makes Maximus stand out is that it is 100% electric.
Maximus made its debut at PACK EXPO Connects, the product of customer insight and North America’s top palletizing experts. Compared with other mid-market pallet stackers, it is more reliable and has lower operating costs. BW Integrated Systems hopes to use Maximus to influence the 30-70 cases per minute palletizing market.
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