At this year’s all4pack trade fair in Paris between 14 and 17 November, Schubert is presenting the first flow-wrapping machine that is seamlessly integrated to a TLM machine without an electrical cabinet. Thanks to the system’s modularity, users profit from a space-saving solution and from numerous benefits in terms of flexibility and quality in production.
The machine being exhibited is a picker line with five F4 robots that place biscuits in a Flowmodul’s product feed system. A total of 500 products, or 250 bags each with two products, flow through the packaging process per minute. The product feed consists of a flexible, fully automatic adjustable chain, with which products can also be carried on toothed belts. The chain speed is regulated by the robots and continuously adapted to the product flow.
The Flowmodul comprises eight NC drives and four positioning drives. For conversion to another product, the Flowmodul and the chain are automatically= adjusted. The format change is, as expected from Schubert, handled simply and quickly. And after the conversion, no adjustments are required. The change from one film roll to the next also takes place automatically. The Flowmodul is controlled via the VMS packaging machine control system. Since the same control components are used as with the robots, control of the entire system is conveniently managed using a single terminal. As standard procedure, the 3D image recognition developed by Schubert is used, which only processes products recognised as ‘good’. Visitors to Schubert’s booth will find out more about the technical and economic benefits users can look forward to capitalising on.