14838 P272 Bundaberg Tray and Hood Packer
40 Bags per Minute
Powder Coated Mild Steel
AUTOMATION | PACKERS AND SORTING
Bundaberg Sugar required several different forms of sugar to be packed into tray and hood style cases.
RML provided a customised case packer with a T-Bot robot, the T-Bot is a two axis robot with articulating flaps on a vacuum plucking pickhead.
A racetrack is used to collate the incoming product into the desired number of rows, T-Bot plucks and folds a lid before picking up the collated product inside the lid.
A second plucker picks the base from the magazine and places it into the main drive where glue is applied, the product and lid is placed on the unfolded base by the T-Bot.
The base is folded as it is lowered through a form, finally the assembled tray and lid is outfed through a tape machine.
The two packers that are used for the dessert products have the added complexity of an integrated elevator to lift the packs from the forming level to a height which suits the palletiser infeed and provides clearance for a pedestrian walkway.
These machines are running at their maximum output speeds and have performed exceptionally well, requiring only routine maintenance in the form of a weekly service. The elevator system is very reliable and requires little maintenance to keep it performing as it should.
Of all of the types of packers that we have on site (past and present) the RML packers have proven to be one of the most reliable, and easiest to maintain.
Their open and honest approach and their willingness to work close with the MilkTestNZ team has resulted in very positive outcomes for us.
The design process went very smoothly with regular reviews and we were fully engaged throughout by RML’s engineering and design team.
Our start up and commissioning went somewhat better than we had anticipated and we have been pleased with RML’s performance and the performance of our new packing line.
In general, we have found the RML team to be professional, proactive and very responsive to questions and quick to resolve any problems for us.
The RML team took the time to understand the requirements for the overall plant and supported areas outside their scope to ensure the overall project was a success.
We look forward to working with the RML team again in the future.