The new generation IMSL End Load Cartoner with the Rockwell iTRAK at PPMA 2018

Bradman Lake will be unveiling the latest generation of the IMSL End Load Cartoner at PPMA 2018, 25-27 September 2018, NEC Birmingham, England, Stand B 80.

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.

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.
  • A new servo-driven linear inserter tracks the guided pockets and transfers each product into the carton, negating the need for a traditional ‘barrel loader’. This delivers excellent access for the end user, with the option of constant or indexing motion on the same machine and greater flexibility in handling a wide range of products and collations with minimal rapid size changes.
  • With a small footprint, new frame style and full-height doors for ease of access, the machine has fully integrated electrical panels and Nordson Liberty hot melt system, with direct interface to the Rockwell Automation programmable controller using pre-loaded customised add-on instructions. No black boxes!
  • The machine is designed with an easy loading low-level carton hopper.

Bradman Lake 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 an expedited startup.

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 the 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.

About Bradman Lake

Established in 1948, the Bradman Lake Group Ltd is a leader in integrated packaging technology. Equipment offered from Process to Pallet; bread slicing and bagging, distribution and feeding systems, flow wrapping, roll wrapping, cartoning, robotics, end of line equipment, palletising. 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.