Nutraceutical supplement manufacturer needed multiple case packing solutions for various loose bottles of different sizes at a wide range of speeds. Because of varied infeed speeds and product dimensions, three unique collation solutions were provided to fulfill their objectives based on specific line rates and product sizes.
|Customer Objectives||Serpa Solutions|
|#1: Run a Wide Range of Product Sizes|
A large selection of products from 75cc to 2-gallon bottles needed case packing.
|Serpa provided multiple versions of the P250 Top Load Case Packer. Collation systems were modified for each based upon line need. Large, slow product ran on a side push collator. Smaller, faster bottles ran with a flood feed or servo-driven laner system. Identical base models allowed for reduced training and ease of operation.|
|#2: 10-15 Minute Changeover|
Small batch size meant changeovers needed to be quick & easy for machine operators.
|Serpa’s standard tool-less changeover package delivered the fast changeover times needed. Operators can complete changeovers quickly and this flexibility means that the machine can be operated nearly continuously without the need for hand-packing.|
Sequence of Operation
Product arrives to the Serpa Model P250 Top Load Case Packer in a single file lane. Product is: 1) flood fed into 1 to 3 lanes, depending on pack pattern; 2) divided into 1 to 3 lanes, depending on pack pattern; or 3) side pushed by a servo to a dynamic backstop. A case is erected with dual sided vacuum and presented for loading. The product is gently picked and placed into the case until the proper pack pattern is created. The case is sealed with pressure sensitive tape and discharged from the machine.
Product & Case Details
Bottle Range: MIN 1.775” d x 3.725” h, MAX 8” d x 10.875” h
Case Range: MIN 7”x5.5”x3.5”, MAX 18”x16.5”x12”
Case Speed: Up to 20 cpm
Floorplan and Collation Styles
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