Wine and spirits manufacturers concerned with maintaining maximum package quality are assured gentle handling and precise operation with A-B-C's Model 101 no-drop case packer. A new streamlined design and optimized machine drive make the Model 101 packer superior for packing bottles, ensuring precise product placement and eliminating container damage or label scuffing. Snap Off gripper heads make changeover easy, eliminating the need for expensive gripper head assemblies for each packing arrangement.
As bottles are fed by motorized conveyor to the packing station, the packer utilizes a release mechanism to eliminate back pressure that could cause product damage or label scuffing. Once the load station is filled, the product grippers gently cycle and lift the entire load for packing. During the arc into the case, the product is automatically shifted to accommodate case partitions, ensuring that each individual product slides neatly into the case cell. After the product load reaches the bottom of the case the grippers release and cycle back for the next product load. In the meantime, the filled cases are indexed to case sealing and empty cases are positioned for the next pack load. This machine may also be utilized as a case unpacker.