8787 S100 Nutricia Reclosure Applicator
100 Lids per Minute
Allen Bradley Control
Stainless Steel Chassis
AUTOMATION | PACKERS AND SORTING
The customer approached RML looking for installation and commissioning of a re-closure system. The system was required to singulate then place lids onto cans up to a rate of 100 cans per minute.
The RML solution is based around splitting up the magazine & plucker from the applicator. A conveyor connecting the two sections will convey the singlulated lids from the magazine to the applicator.
The magazine is made up of two cord belt conveyors 5m in length, the magazines hold around 1250 lids which equates to 25 minutes run time at 50 lids per minute.
The lids are plucked off the magazines two at a time and placed onto the feed conveyor. The feed conveyor delivers the lids to the applicator. The applicator receives the cans in single file then singulates and gaps them to ensure there is a constant gap between the cans, the lids are conveyed down to stop at the point where it is clipped onto the front of the can and is taken into the sprung loaded section of rollers, at this point the lid is pressed into place.
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.