Bradman Lake produce two variants of Top Loader machines, the Dual Race Track (DRT) Top Loader and the Single Race Track (SRT) Top Loader.
Both machines employ the ABB FlexPicker IRB 360 delta robot for the picking and placement of product. In combination with a precision End of Arm Tool (EOAT) groups of product can be top loaded at rates up to 85 cycles per minute with a maximum payload of 8 kg.
Intelligent belt technology provides a unique carton management system of servo driven belts that accurately spaces pre-erected cartons and delivers them to the carton loading stations. A servo driven vacuum infeed belt conveys product into the DRT. Misaligned and out of position products are automatically rejected ensuring high operating efficiencies. The DRT incorporates servo driven transmission belts with one or two trains of product specific pockets attached. Depending upon the infeed position, the DRT can produce either ‘flat pack’ or ‘on edge’ collations. While product is feeding into indexing pockets on one train, collated product is being picked from the second train and loaded into cartons, the empty train returns to the infeed station and the collating cycle continues. Groups of filled cartons exit the machine for closing.
DRT Top Loader
The Top Loader is a multifunctional machine capable of top loading products into multiples of cartons, trays and cases or collating, position synchronising and transferring product into a moving infeed of an end load cartoner or multi-pack flow wrapper infeed.
SRT Top Loader
The SRT Top Loader comprises one pair of servo driven transmission belts with one continuous set of product specific pockets attached. The footprint of this machine is very compact with the infeed speeds up to 400 ppm.
Dual Loading Top Loader
For ultimate secondary packaging flexibility, this DRT top loader provides dual loading functionality. Loading either side of the race track typically with a carton management system on one side and a multipack flow wrapper infeed on the other.
Dual Infeed Top Loader
This version of DRT top loader is equipped with dual infeeds feeding overlapping DRT’s with a common robot designed to accept product from two primary sources.