New Robot Palletizer at Pack Expo booth N-5306
October 24, 2016
A-B-C’s 700 series robot palletizers effortlessly palletize cases, trays, or bags in multiple configurations and deliver the flexibility of hand palletizing with no labor costs or liability. Packagers can achieve efficient and reliable pallet forming for all product types, and ship secure, well-formed pallet loads that protect products throughout distribution.
Robot palletizing systems can reduce production costs as they have low maintenance requirements, and require less downtime as product changeovers are completed quickly at the operator station. Their compact layouts can reduce installation costs whether planning a new palletizing line or retrofitting an existing line. Standard systems include a high payload robot with a vacuum head for single or dual feed, product transport and staging conveyors, high visibility guarding, Allen Bradley PLC controls and programming for your product requirements.
Options include automation of empty pallet transfer and slipsheet/picture frame inserting. Robotic control or separate devices may be integrated depending on speed and space requirements. A variety of full pallet takeaway conveyor options are also offered.
Also on display are a high-speed case erector, midrange case erector, case sealer and low level palletizer at Pack Expo booth N-5306.
Depalletizer single filer maintains proper jug/handle orientation to ensure smooth downstream operations
March 24, 2016
Container orientation is critical for proper filling, capping and label application, therefore, containers that get skewed during bulk depalletizing must be reoriented before moving downstream. A-B-C has eliminated this issue with a single filing module for the Model 108 depalletizer that maintains container/handle orientation as bottles or jugs are transferred from the bulk transfer table to the bottle conveyor.
The depalletizer sweeps each layer in a contained unit from the pallet to the transfer table utilizing a motorized sweep bar that moves with the layer to ensure container stability and load integrity. At the single filing module, the containers travel from the table to the conveyor row by row, maintaining orientation. The module handles square or rectangular containers.
A-B-C’s Model 108 bulk depalletizer is available for low or high level operation, and can run loads to 110” high. The machine operates with A-B-C’s Intelligent Control to ensure simple operation and control from the touchscreen operator panel that also provides complete performance data and troubleshooting capabilities, as well as changeover settings.
Labor saving packer can replace hand packing and increase production
May 11, 2016
Packagers looking to automate their hand packing lines have a simple, cost-effective and reliable alternative with A-B-C’s Model 19 packer. This packer provides smooth and gentle product handling that maintains product integrity as it automatically indexes and accumulates each product load before sliding it through stainless steel loading funnels into the shipping case.
Only one operator is needed to open cases and place them on the case packing funnel, significantly reducing labor and associated costs. This compact machine occupies only 75 square feet of floor space including infeed and takeaway conveyors. It can run speeds to 15 cases per minute depending on operator dexterity, the product and the pack arrangement.
The Model 19 is packed with standard features including powered infeed with product sensors, no case-no load and no product-no load protection, full guarding with see-through panels, easy access operator controls, and product takeaway conveyor. It packs cartons, shrinkwrapped multipacks, rigid and semi-rigid containers into RSC, HSC and display cases and has features to ensure quick changeover.
Decaser/ single filer for wine reshipper cases replaces manual dumping and increases line productivity
March 24, 2016
Wineries who receive their bottles in necks down reshipper cases can automate their hand dumping operation, reduce costs, increase line speeds, and ensure a consistent bottle supply to their filler with A-B-C’s Model 49 decaser. The Model 49 accepts cases from the conveyor either back-to-back or spaced, unloads and single files the bottles, and uprights the empty cases for transfer to case packing. Bottles glide from the case to the impact-absorbing transfer belt and bottle contact is minimized with A-B-C’s unique single filing module. These features work to maintain bottle stability and protect the glass integrity. By replacing the hand dumping operation, the decaser eliminates the related risk of employee injury from repeated lifting and emptying of heavy cases.
The Model 49 has special features to accommodate case size variations, including a soft roller system that utilizes an automatic tensioner to ensure smooth case transit throughout decasing. The 180-degree case turnover securely holds the cases as they are oriented before discharge. The Model 49 runs RSC, HSC, and RSC tablock cases at speeds to 50 cpm, and offers quick and easy changeover.