Schneider, AB & Rockwell Automation

Industrial Components

Fully automatic packaging line incorporating Tekpak Collator and the Packman® V650 Robotic Loading Cell which fully automates the process of loading explosive charges into cases.

Project Brief

  • Eliminate Manual Packing from the line completely
  • Design and manufacture a complete system including Case Erector, Robotic Loader and Case Closer

Technical Solution

  • Fully automatic case packing line incorporating Tekpak Collator and the Packman® V650 Robotic Loading Cell which fully automates the process of case packing (loading products into cases).
  • The pack sizes weighed up to 2.5kg and loading in groups of 10 with each case weighing 25kg. Our solution completely eliminates any need for manual handling.
  • All electronic parameters are automatically set up when the operator selects the product on the HMI colour touch screen.
  • Stainless steel suitable for harsh/wash down environment

Results

  • Payback achieved in under 2 years.
  • Size change had to be done very quickly to avoid unnecessary delays in production – all devices required to achieve a fast and “right first time” accurate change over have been developed so that change over can occur in approximately 1 minute.
  • Facility for remote diagnostics and connection to clients ethernet network to provide production data and to facilitate remote diagnostics.
  • Flexible case packing system that can handle a range of product sizes