CASE LOADING – ANCILLARIES

TRAY DENESTER

Designed by us, this innovative tray denester grips, separates and dispenses retail trays from a stack. Can handle any full / half size trays from a variety of manufacturers.

Trays are then passed along a roller conveyor for filling, ensuring uninterrupted case loading.

CONVEYORS

Conveyors customised for any automated case loading format, including horizontal (flat), bucket, vertical, swan neck and carousels.

We can also supply diverters, pushers, chain transfers, blade stops, bends and multiple decks.

ROBOT GRIPPERS & TOOLING

We offer a vast catalogue of robotic attachments, from 40+ grippers, including mechanical, vacuum and electromagnetic.

For optimal use, product handling robotic tools can also be programmed to perform other tasks, e.g. placement of layer sheets. We regularly design bespoke grippers to suit specific case loading applications.

METAL DETECTORS

Safeguard against ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metal contaminants with a fully integrated conveyor metal detector. Use as a last line of defence to inspect packaged products before loading into cases, trays & boxes.

Sensitivity, unit size and aperture available to suit any industry, product and metal risks, with or without full BRC-approval.

CHECKWEIGHERS

For accurate end-of-line checkweighing, choose from freestanding scales incorporated into a conveyor or a space-saving system integrated into a robot picking station.

Maximise product quality with a fully automated reject system, removing under and over-weight product without interrupting your production schedule.

LABELLERS & CODERS

We offer an extensive range of label applicators or print and apply solutions, catering to all production line needs.

For full supply chain traceability, integrate ink jet coders to print simple data, e.g. batch codes and dates, to packaged products.

CASE ERECTORS

Integrate a fully-automated case erector for efficient building of empty cardboard trays, cases and boxes ready for filling. Many case sizes and styles can be accommodated by one machine.

Top flaps, opening devices and case positioners hold boxes steady while being loaded.

CASE TAPERS & CLOSERS

Once cases are loaded they can be passed through an automatic case taper. At this stage the top flaps are folded down and taped closed at speeds of up to 30 case p/m.

Automatic pre-set and random systems available.

VISION SYSTEMS

We can supply simple sensing to full colour vision systems, ensuring your product or pack arrives in a consistent orientation.

To keep cost and complexity to a minimum, we only ever use the simplest vision method suitable for your application. Where possible, we will always try and maximise use of vision with quality control.