Depalletizer single filer maintains proper jug/handle orientation to ensure smooth downstream operations
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.
A-B-C offers an all-stainless case sealer for dairies and juice plants with washdown requirements and other manufacturing plants with acidic or caustic environments that demand stainless equipment to withstand these harsh conditions. With fully stainless construction from the frame to the fasteners, bearings, chain drives and a NEMA 4X-rated control cabinet, this sealer ensures top productivity in rugged conditions with hot melt sealing speeds to 50 cases per minute.
Total flexibility to run a full range of corrugated cases with only three manual adjustments is a top feature of the Model 436. On dairy lines that also run plastic crates, there is no need to build a bypass conveyor around the sealer–simply set the sealer to bypass mode and the crates cycle straight through to palletizing. To return to corrugated cases, the machine is reset to sealing mode with one easy adjustment.
This hot melt case sealer incorporates A-B-C’s production-proven features that ensure square cases, including contoured flap folders and a spring-loaded compression section to ensure secure seals. Its compact design (only 10’ long x 3’ wide) saves valuable floor space and simplifies line integration. A tape-sealing model is also available.
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You need a workhorse machine to feed, erect, and seal corrugated cases every 1.1 seconds, shift after shift, and A-B-C’s Model 450 is a heavy duty, production-proven unit to handle this challenge. From the ground up, this machine is built for speed; inside its solid steel, welded and bolted frame is a continuous motion case drive powered by a hefty 3 hp motor, high capacity vacuum case system, and servo case sealing compression ram that ensures non-stop sealing. The large capacity case magazine is self-indexing to maximize time between refills, and case magazine extensions provide additional kd capacity. The case magazine’s low level design makes it easy to replenish without lifting cases.
The 450 is loaded with features to accommodate less than perfect cases. The opening arms “over-open” the major flaps to compensate for incorrectly slotted cases, and the vacuum cups grip each case from above and below to compensate for warped cases and ensure proper opening. A-B-C’s exclusive walking beam case drive automatically squares cases as they are transferred through the erector, and the servo-operated sealing ram ensures top precision during compression and forms square, well-sealed cases. A stainless steel case discharge chute automatically uprights the case to the buyer’s supplied takeaway conveyor. A-B-C’s Intelligent Control makes high-speed operation automatic and provides real-time operating data, comprehensive production reports, and enables independent operation of all functions, diagnostics, and changeover settings. It erects and seals RSC and HSC cases at speeds from 20 to 50 per minute. At only 16’-9” long, this erector is easily installed on most packaging lines.
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The Model 400 erector has high performance features that reduce operating costs plus an on-demand adhesive system that is proven to save money. It is packed with production features that are offered as options on other machines. These standard features include a case discharge that gently uprights cases during transfer to the conveyor for smooth operation with no case backup; large capacity, easy-load KD magazine that can be refilled without lifting; and color touchscreen operator panel that simplifies setup and operation, with network capability; and full machine guards that halt operation when opened and lift to allow complete machine access.
This erector offers 5-minute changeover for quick return to production, eliminating the need for costly auto-adjust options. Case width and height are set with rapid-adjust cranks, and arm and back plate are adjusted by slides with locking handles. If sealing ram adjustment is needed (for a major size change), it is completed easily with one tool.
This erector is designed to accommodate tank-free hot melt dispensing systems and applicators that can reduce energy, maintenance, and adhesive expenditures and help packagers achieve significant savings on operating costs.
Finally, the Model 400 takes less-than-perfect corrugated and keeps on running, with independent grippers on the case feed that accommodate warped and band-marked cases plus dual gripper case openers that over-open the outer case flaps to ensure easy inner flap closing for smooth operation even when running cases with poor manufacturers’ joints.
The 400 case erector combines reliable production at speeds to 40 cases per minute with moneysaving features that can make a positive impact on the bottom line.