To start the new year, we are proud to present this multi-functional box feeding solution able to handle all sizes & types of flat boxes, including both crash lock and corrugated outer case boxes.
Feeding crash lock boxes is difficult in its own right due to the uneven distribution of mass. Combining this with the possibility of feeding much bigger corrugated boxes was a real challenge relished by our UK engineering team, who designed and built this solution in our South Wales workshops around the samples provided by our customer.
The solution includes a bulk hopper infeed shingle belt for crash lock boxes which automatically replenishes, and individual ‘movable’ transport belts, which allow boxes of dramatically different dimensions to be handled – in this case both the inner and outer boxes for our customer, providing huge productivity gains and making the machine very easy to justify commercially.
The system was fitted with a standard ALritma labelling head, easily able to cope with the variable frequency of box feed depending on the box size. The machine was initially supplied without an inline printer, but the customer is aware a print engine can easily be added as a module option and will likely add this in the future.