14859 s801 Laser Coder
Sick Flexisoft Safety Controller
Powder Coated Mild Steel
AUTOMATION | PACKERS AND SORTING
Arla Foods were rolling out an innovative packaging process that required the laser coding of internal cartons. Built to run a number of SKU’s of differing size formats the machine utilises automatic and manual size change driven by a product bar code reader.
The laser is mounted on a servo adjusted ball screw to provide an accurate position above the product and simple colour coded size change tools allow the operators to set this machine up right first time all the time.
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.