Bradman Lake to launch next-generation technology at Interpack 2017

Visitors to Bradman Lake at Interpack (Hall 5 /GO4) will see in operation for the first time the very latest integrated packaging technology in a complete state-of-the-art packaging line, comprising Vision-Guided Robotics, Multipack Flow Wrapping, End Load Cartoning and Case Packing.

The innovative packaging line comprises a VGR2000 Vision Guided Robotic pick-and-place line, which will load products into the infeed of a FT120 Multipack Flow Wrapper using two robots. After the required collation has been created and flow wrapped, the products enter the IMSL End Load Cartoner – Bradman Lake’s latest machine. The compact-footprint IMSL incorporates a Rockwell Automation iTRAK unit to create a fully integrated product infeed system that uses minimal product transfers. To further enhance the IMSL’s footprint the products are side loaded into the cartons via a Linear Motion Loader. Once the carton is sealed it is transferred to the new ZX600 Case Packer, which is small footprint, top-loading machine, including a highly efficient glue-delivery solution tied into the controlling PLC.

Typical Bradman Lake Pick and Place Line

VGR2000 Vision-Guided Robot:

Product can be picked in single piece or a collation and loaded into either the infeed of the flow wrapping machine, a cartoning line or a case packer.

FT120 Multipack Wrapper:

IMSL End Load Cartoner:

Incorporates iTRAK technology, which has been utilised for flexible product collating, while reducing the number of transfers by means of guided pockets to ensure minimal product handling and repeatable carton loading.

ZX600 Case Packer:

Bradman Lake’s System Solutions:

Bradman Lake provides true, single-source turnkey systems, with project management from initial concept to site acceptance and beyond. The benefits to customers include: commonality of engineering standards and parts; a single point of contact for procurement; project manager and aftermarket; FAT for full system occurs in single location and systems are fully integrated and tested prior to delivery resulting in expedited start up.

Intuitive HMIs and a common control platform – utilising the latest CIP motion technology – offer customers an easier method of extracting information from a single source, as well as seamless exchange of data upstream and downstream. A single network infrastructure offers unprecedented levels of visibility, flexibility and scalability to respond to market opportunities and operational threats.

All machines are designed to meet the challenges of today’s packaging industry by improving efficiency and flexibility in order to increase profitability. Single servo motor sizes, common wiring patterns and identical HMI look-and-feel all contribute to ease of use and operation.

Benefits

Visitors to the stand can find out more about the advanced features of these machines as well as the group’s other integrated packaging technologies, which can be supplied turnkey or individually.

About Bradman Lake

Established in 1948, the Bradman Lake Group Ltd is a leader in integrated packaging technology. From distribution and feeding systems, flow wrapping, cartoning, loading and closing to case packing, shrink wrapping and roll wrapping, Bradman Lake’s solution based approach is gained from thousands of installations around the world. Bradman Lake is located in the UK and USA with regional offices in Russia and India, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined UK engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.

To find out more email info@bradmanlake.com

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