Robotic Top Load Case Packers are available in two variants, the MX600 and the MX1200. Each of these variants comprises three main modules: case erection, case loading and case closing. Both machines employ an ABB Model IRB260 Industrial Robot complete with vacuum and/or mechanical EOAT. (End of Arm Tooling) Case erection and delivery is via a dual axis servo system that synchronises each case into ‘lugged’ case management belts. The lugs confine and transport the case ensuring case squareness. Cases are indexed progressively to each loading station with precise servo motion.
The machines can be supplied with flat belt or DRT (dual racetrack) infeeds to suit a variety of product types and collation for mats. Machines can also be supplied with two infeeds for example a flat belt and a DRT infeed to allow production to switch from ‘flat packing’ to ‘on edge’ packing for shelf ready display packs. The machines can pack both RSC and HSC cases with case closing by tape, hot melt glue or both. Size changing is tool-less via hand-wheels and digital indicators.
MX1200 Robotic Top Load Case Packers load multiple cases at a time using progressive loading principle to fill the cases as they are indexed through the loading station. This method is generally used for flat packing layers of product where the collation is formed inside the case with each robotic placement cycle. Progressive loading maximises the machine’s throughput and ensures that filled cases are released one at a time into the flap closing and sealing module.
MX600 Robotic Top Load Case Packers are primarily designed to pre-collate a single layer collation, normally product ‘on-edge’ or ‘on-end’. A single case is loaded with each robot cycle. Multiple cases can be loaded in certain circumstances.
Side load and bottom load case packers pre collate products into the required formats before loading them into standard RSC cases. Selection of the style of machine is dependant upon the type of product, for example bottom loading is used for bottles or applications where a product must remain upright. Side loading is particularly suitable for cartons especially where the top end of the cartons must be visible upon opening the case flaps. Both machine types can be supplied with either tape or glue closure