Continuous, Horizontal Cartoner
Prolife approached RML with the goal of packaging three different sized muesli bars into two carton sizes. The bars are packed in a 3×2 configuration and the solution would need to be capable of 440 bars per minute.
To meet the customers requirements RML produced a P715 Continuous Motion Cartoner.
The RML P715 cartoner has been designed to pack a large variety of products into skillet style cartons reliably and efficiently.
The P715 cartoner is a continuous motion machine and in this case RML produced a tangential automatic in feed which receives packets automatically from the upstream wrapper. The bars are collated and loaded into the cartons on demand.
A continuous rotary motion plucker is used to quickly and accurately pluck and open cartons.
An ABB robotic arm is used to side shift the collated bars into the cartons allowing the machine to run continuously during the side shift stage.
Automatic flap folders and a pressurized hot melt adhesive system close the cartons reliably and safely. Good glue compression is assured through the use of positive spring compression pads.
The cartoner is designed for quick and reliable change-overs by utilizing dedicated change parts and numbered repeatable adjustment methods such as counter winders.
Other features include:
- Full height doors for excellent access
- Servo main drive and product feed
- Tool-less change over methods