Witness the latest in Vision Guided Robotics and Flow Wrapping

Visit the Bradman Lake stand B50 at PPMA 2017, on 26-28 September 2017 at the NEC Birmingham and see Bradman Lake's VGR2000 Vision Guided Robotic System with FT120 Flow Wrapper.

Built with an open architecture using ‘off the shelf’ components, the system is user friendly and new product formats are easy to set up on the intuitive HMI screens. Ergonomically friendly and efficient, the system offers cost benefits to customers with the flexibility to meet current and future market demands.

Using delta robots with Rockwell Automation servo motion control, the products will be placed into the infeed of the FT120 Flow Wrapper, the products can also be placed into either a top or end load carton management system.

The VGR2000 Vision Guided Robotic system features a smart camera that integrates into the Rockwell Automation ControlLogix ‘PAC’ via add on instructions. This allows fast and simple teaching of the machine for new products, giving greater flexibility to the user. The same smart camera can also be used to recognise out of specification product that can be rejected. The single ‘PAC’ unit controls robot movement and pick strategy, product tracking and placement.

The FT120 Flow Wrapper is well established and fully automatic machine, equipped with Servo driven paper feed, Automatic reel to reel splicing, Pack tucking, End crimp carry over and includes the following features; No Product/No Bag, No Gap/No Crimp and Softjaws. The unique non-sprung end crimp ensures high integrity repeatable sealing even on difficult applications.

The VGR2000 and FT120 Flow Wrapper can be integrated with secondary and tertiary packaging equipment to provide a complete packaging solution similar to the recent display at Interpack read Interpack review.

The system can be set-up with a single point of access with remote connectivity for online fault diagnostics and Rockwell Automation’s ‘FactoryTalk Analytics’ for system data collection.

FactoryTalk® ViewPoint is utilised for the local connectivity to link each machine, providing system control and performance data locally at each of the machines HMI’s.

FactoryTalk® Analytics is utilised for the remote connectivity to transmit real time data remotely to a secure machine cloud. This provides real time machine and system data that can be viewed remotely from anywhere around the globe.

Bradman Lake packaging machines incorporate the latest integrated connectivity Industry 4.0 technology to communicate seamlessly over a common network and protocol. This enables the installation of customised systems that deliver enhanced productivity, rock solid security and operational intelligence with live data output to drive smarter management decisions. This flexible, intelligent system allows for an exhaustive range of possible system configurations to meet every conceivable packaging need.

The VGR2000 Vision Guided Robotic System with the Bradman Lake FT120 Flow Wrapper

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The Bradman Lake team look forward to meeting you at the event! To find out more email: sales@bradmanlake.com

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.