Packaging machine enhanced to take all size ranges, claims firm

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An enhanced case erector can accommodate more size ranges while remaining compact, according to supplier Endoline.

The end-of-line packaging machine manufacture said that it has made improvements to its 221/223 Mk3 Case Erector, which it intends to showcase at the PPMA show in September in Birmingham, UK.

Case erecting involves taking flat cardboard packing, setting it up, sealing the bottom, and once product has been placed inside, sealing the top, while case packing involves taking end products like biscuits off the line and placing them in the erected boxes.

According to the company, the Mk3's hopper section has been extended by 50mm in length to enable it to take all of the specified case size ranges.

However, the equipment manufacturer said that the machine still has low plant footprint due to the removable top mounted hopper.

Further enhancements include the addition of a touch screen interface with four different language options that enables fewer size change adjustments, thus allowing the production line to continue running, claims the company.

The 221/223 Mk3 Case Erector has been designed to ensure each case is opened positively from both sides to eliminate any problems associated with stiff board and glue migration from the manufacturer's joint.

Endoline specialises in the automation of packaging for standard cases, trays, crates and shelf-ready cases for products including snacks, confectionery, ready-meals.

Packaging Automation said that it is exhibiting its tray sealer, the eco-cut, at the PPMA show.

The in-line tray sealer, according to the manufacturer, has been designed to cut costs including a film saving of up to 33 per cent and a reduction in production downtime of 20 per cent.

The company said that as well as using less film, the eco-cut can accommodate thinner gauge film (14 microns) to reduce packaging costs and weight, while also enabling the sealing of recycled PET (rPET) thermoformed trays as well as a variety of biodegradable and compostable packaging materials.

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