High accuracy check weigh

by Greg Perry

High accuracy check weigh

This In Process Check system provides an extremely accurate ( 0.01mg) measurement of the powder in a blister pack. Using a Mettler Toledo weight scale the blister is weighed before and after each pocket is evacuated of powder to provide a high accuracy process check of the fill quantity. Using an ABB IRB 120 robot the blisters are processed from trays in the required order with all data logged.

Frankfurt Sausage Packing Machine

by Greg Perry

Frankfurt Sausage Packing Machine

This specialised ADDE machine is for the high speed packing of up to 800 sausages (Frankfurt or hotdog sausages) per minute (1,000 cocktails/minute) loading into a Multivac thermoformer. The machine features quick-change setup between 70mm up to 250mm (3″ to 10″) with packing configurations between retail and bulk packs. The system is split in 2 down each side of the Multivac with 2 Velec bowls, 2 ADDE high speed sorting heads and 4 Kuka Agilus KR 10 hygenic grade robots packing into the Multivac packs.

Alto Central Palletiser

by Greg Perry

Alto Central Palletiser

This central palletiser was installed in 2009 (confirm!) but is still going strong. All palletisers are customised to the number of lines and rates required; this line is optimised for a large number of lines (up to 36) but a relatively low case rate on each line, which means robots on tracks is the perfect solution. The line features 3 pallet types with the robot picking the required pallet from the stack and loading it in place using the special gripper adaptor. Finished pallets are taken out on rail shuttles to the hood wrapper and on to the warehouse.