- Packer and crate erector for yoghurt jars as trade fair highlight
A+F Automation + Fördertechnik GmbH - part of the EOL Packaging Experts Group - will present a highly interesting range of products and services for the food and beverage industry at interpack in Düsseldorf from 04 to 10 May 2023. A TwinLine pick-and-place packer and the 216-S crate erector will be on display at booth C60 in hall 11.
After the trade fair, A+F will integrate both exhibits into a new installation at the dairy farm in Sterzing, Italy. This is a complete filling line with which the dairy cooperative will be able to fill, pack and palletise up to 10,000 150-gram glass cups of yoghurt per hour. A+F is also supplying the palletising technology and all the necessary conveyors for this expansion investment.
The innovative TwinLine cup packer is based on an extremely reliable basic design, which is adapted by A+F to suit the customer's specific requirements. In principle, TwinLine stands for a packing cell in which two conveyor lines are arranged. One lane feeds a crate, a carton or a tray. The product enters the second lane. Both lines can be parallel, but also counter-rotating and single or multi-lane. Another possibility is the use of a bar chain. Finally, the incoming cups are picked up according to the packing scheme and inserted into the carton. The TwinLine packer has servo-driven axes for this purpose.
The 216-S erector, whose basic design has also proven itself in practice for years, produces the desired cartons fully automatically. The flat blanks are erected, folded and glued with hot glue in a continuous process. The blanks are removed by a servomotor-driven vacuum suction system. All other central functional units such as the blank transport, the folding station or the pusher for the support bars are also fully servo-controlled. For this reason, the crate erector type 216-S, like the TwinLine, is extremely precise and very flexible with regard to the formats to be processed.
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A tip with a wink for our guests: If you order water, or even worse: Kölsch, in Düsseldorf, you are sure to get a snappy remark in any case. “Altbier” belongs to Düsseldorf like the "Halve Hahn", which refers to a cheese roll. We have "Dat lecker Dröppke" ready for you at our booth.