Food for thought – Carton maker and case packer

Food for thought – Carton maker and case packer

Carton maker and case packerFollowing are some success stories from the most diverse applications which partners Micromech Systems and Parker has been supporting for food processing equipment and packaging machinery manufacturers.

Carton maker and case packer

The customers of a carton maker and case packer manufacturer requested a more economical solution requiring less floor space; they wanted the footprint to be reduced. Previous systems consisted of a complex packaging line rather than individual machines, which occupied substantially more space. Furthermore, they faced many downtime issues due to jammed cartons caused by problems with the air cylinders used in the machine.

In co-operation with Parker, the manufacturer developed a new generation of case packers, where a Scara robot performs all relevant tasks such as erecting and positioning the carton, filling, closing and palletising. They not only provided the drive and control technology but also supported the machine manufacturer with application support and integration of the robot, which is directly driven by the motion controller.

The result of these developments is one of the most compact secondary packaging machines on the market. With regard to compactness and flexibility, the machine is among the best available. The use of servo technology instead of pneumatic drives has dramatically helped minimise product jams. The increased flexibility with reference to usable format width has proven to be a positive side effect of the servo technology.

System solution integrates robotics and motion control Micromech is Parkers motion partner and can offer a bespoke solution to meet all of your motion control needs, for more information contact Alan Spinks on 01376 333333 or

‘Micromech Systems and Parker – forces in motion’

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