From oven to palletizer!

Bradman Lake expands its product offering to the Bakery Industry at PackExpo 2017

Bradman Lake has acquired Ibonhart, a specialized and innovative manufacturer of bread and baked goods bagging, slicing and packaging machinery to complement Bradman Lake’s product offering to the bakery sector.

See us at booth # C-4027 at PackExpo to learn more how we can offer you a complete, fully-automatic, baked goods packaging system from the oven to palletizer.


Visitors to the booth will be able to see in operation, for the first time in the USA, the very latest integrated packaging technology in a state-of-the-art packaging line comprising of Flow Wrapping and End Load Cartoning. Watch sneak-peek video.

To demonstrate the unique capability and expertise in developing and manufacturing both end load and top load packaging equipment, Bradman Lake will also display a well-established top load cartoning line.

All of the machines – delivered and supported by award-winning customer service – have been specifically designed to meet the challenges of today’s packaging industry by improving efficiency and flexibility in order to increase profitability.

The innovative end load packaging line comprises of a FT120 Flow Wrapper and the IMSL End Load Cartoner. After the products have been flow wrapped, they 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.

The system is set-up with a single point of access with remote connectivity for online fault diagnostics and ‘Factory Talk Analytics’ for system data collection. The system incorporates the latest integrated connectivity Industry 4.0 technology to communicate seamlessly over a common network and protocol. This enables the installation of customized 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.

Factory Talk View Point is utilized for local connectivity to link each machine, providing system control and performance data locally at each of the machines HMI’s.

Factory Talk Analytics is utilized for remote connectivity to transmit data remotely to a secure machine cloud to provide real time machine and system data that can be viewed remotely from around the globe.

The well-stablished top load line comprises of the HSS Double Head Lock/Glue Servo Former and the IL120 Three Flap Carton Closer.

John Marlee, Managing Director, Bradman Lake Group:

"Our technologies are influenced by our ability to serve a variety of markets with tailor made solutions, and at the same time developing new and innovative packaging technologies to suit current day market demands. Our investment to achieve this, demonstrates our commitment to our customers".

Other machine features;

FT120 Wrapper:

IMSL End Load Cartoner:

HSS Carton Former:

IL120 Carton Closer:

Tool-less size changeovers. This significantly reduces downtime and increases productivity for customers that run several different carton sizes.

Uses unique ‘Flexible Carton Control’ (FCC) technology that allows for cartons containing product of inconsistent size, protruding above the carton base, to be closed without jamming.

Equipment Benefits


IMSL End Load Cartoner


FT120 Flow Wrapper


HSS Carton Former


IL120 Carton Closer


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.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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.